David Weekley Homes Celebrates its 25th Anniversary in Orlando


Orlando, FL (January 8, 2019): David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held builder, is celebrating 25 years of home building in Orlando in 2019. The company was founded in Houston, TX, in 1976 and expanded to Orlando in 1994 as the first home builder selected for Walt Disney Company’s renowned master-planned community, Celebration.

Over the company’s 25 years in Orlando, it has enjoyed several notable milestones:

  • David Weekley Homes was the first and final home builder in Disney’s Celebration, entering the community in 1996 and, after more than 20 years, closing out the community in 2017.
  • The Orlando division launched Central Living by David Weekley Homes in 2010, offering luxurious, high-density homes in prime, walkable locations close to downtown and is now selling in three urban locations
  • Since 1994, the company has closed nearly 4,450 homes in the Orlando area.
  • The company has built in 46 communities throughout Orlando, including Timicuan, Baldwin Park, Hunter’s Creek, Waterford Lakes, Keene’s Pointe, Heathrow and more, and is currently building in nine communities.
  • David Weekley Homes has earned more than 115 Orlando-area awards, including 90 for product design.

“It’s been an immense honor to create the special places that our customers call home for the last 25 years in Orlando,” said Brent Bartholomew, division president for David Weekley Homes in Orlando. “Along the way we’ve had the opportunity to grow an incredible team, be a part of building stunning communities and enhance the lives of not only our customers, but also those in the communities where we work and live through our volunteer outreach. We’re building on a strong foundation, and the company’s future in Orlando is bright.”

In addition to its commitment to excellence in home building and customer satisfaction, David Weekley Homes prides itself on enhancing lives beyond the walls of the workplace. Giving back is at the heart of the David Weekley Homes culture. The company’s robust outreach program, CARE, is a charitable and volunteer program that joins team members with homeowners, homebuyers, community partners and local nonprofit organizations to live out the company’s purpose, Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives. This is accomplished by team members volunteering countless hours to different organizations in their communities and The David Weekley Family Foundation donating more than $200 million to a variety of organizations through the U.S. and abroad over the past 20 years.

Locally, David Weekley Homes partners with Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Florida, A Gift For Teaching, USO Central Florida, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and more to provide volunteer and monetary support through events such as Build Month, CA+RE School Supplies Drive and the Giving Thanks, Giving Back Thanksgiving Drive.

For more information about David Weekley Homes in Orlando, contact 407-478-5933.

About David Weekley Homes

David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 20 cities across the United States. David Weekley Homes was the first builder in the United States to be awarded the Triple Crown of American Home Building, an honor which includes “America’s Best Builder,” “National Housing Quality Award” and “National Builder of the Year.” Weekley has also appeared 12 times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 90,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.

David Weekley Homes is celebrating its 25th anniversary in Orlando throughout 2019.

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