Weekley Homes builds daily. Doing business as David Weekley Homes, the company is one of the largest privately-held home builders in the US. It builds single-family detached houses ranging in size from about 1,500 to 5,000 sq. ft. Prices range from the low $100,000s to more than $1 million. The company builds from hundreds of floor plans and offers a variety of custom options and upgrades. David Weekley homes are found in planned communities in more than 15 cities in the West, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic. Founded in 1976 by its chairman and owner David Weekley, the company has built more than 70,000 new homes since its inception.
With the worst of the housing crisis in the US apparently behind it, David Weekley Homes is picking up the pace of construction. In 2012 the home builder began construction of the Grand Cay Harbour subdivision on a 277-acre site in Texas City, Texas. The project entails the construction of 150 houses, built on spec and a build-to-suit basis, along canals where most lots offer buyers the option of building docks. While the credit crisis and oversupply of housing hurt home builders across the board, Weekley Homes -- along with other relatively-strong players -- was able to capitalize of the woes of weaker rivals. The company entered Phoenix and Indianapolis in 2011 after other builders, including Estridge Homes and T.W. Lewis, discontinued sales operations. – less