Company hosts World’s Largest Parade of Homes in commemoration

HOUSTON, TX (March 10, 2016): David Weekley Homes is celebrating 40 years of home building in 2016. The company, which started in 1976 in Houston, Texas, builds in 22 cities in 12 states and is the nation’s largest private home builder. David Weekley offers a variety of floor plans, including traditional single-family, high-density and attached townhomes, and is one of the most awarded home builders in the industry.

Over the company’s four decade history, it has enjoyed several notable milestones:

  • David Weekley Homes was one of the first builders to incorporate energy-efficient building techniques and developed its EnergySaver™ homes, which are backed by the Environments For Living® Program’s heating and cooling energy usage guarantee.
  • Weekley was an early pioneer of open floor plans utilizing windows and light, traffic patterns, room placement and sight lines, known as the builder’s LifeDesign℠ concept.
  • In 2015, the company celebrated the closing of its 80,000th home.
  • Weekley was the first builder in America to earn 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.

"Longevity is important for a product as enduring as a home, and the company that stands behind it, and we are extremely proud of our 40-year history," said Chairman David Weekley. "We've enhanced the lives of homebuyers through good and bad economic times, and we plan to remain a private builder with an unwavering outlook on delighting homebuyers and building a world-class reputation. We look forward to celebrating our 100th anniversary with the same principles and values our customers expect and deserve."

Weekley founded the company at 23 years old and now employs about 1,500 team members. The company prides itself on a work culture of caring and contribution, and has earned coveted spots on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list nine times. Giving back is at the heart of the company’s culture, and Weekley recently enhanced its robust outreach program and named it CARE. 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 $100 million to a variety of organizations through the U.S. and abroad over the past 20 years.

World’s Largest Parade of Homes

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the builder is hosting the World’s Largest Parade of Homes. From April 1-30, 2016, David Weekley invites the public to visit its model or showcase homes to see current innovations in design and get inspired with home décor ideas.

Each visitor who registers during the Parade of Homes may enter into a drawing to win one of the following prizes:

    • Grand Prize $2,000 Electronics Package
    • First Prize $1,500 Appliance Package
    • Second Prize Smart Watch

And, David Weekley Homes will donate $5 to the local chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America for every visitor who registers during the event in 17 of our participating cities.

"Big Brothers Big Sisters is honored to be a part of David Weekley’s World's Largest Parade of Homes," Paul Dewey, Regional Executive Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston, said. "This partnership will help us continue to provide programs and services nationally and locally, significantly impacting the 200,000 children we serve. The funds collected during the Parade of Homes are not just donations, they are an investment in our children’s future."

In Austin, donations will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas, which provides a "home-away-from-home" to families with seriously ill or injured children.

Donations in Tampa will benefit The Children’s Home, which strengthens communities through programs that support, serve and protect children and their families.

More information about David Weekley Homes and the Parade of Homes is available at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

About David Weekley Homes

David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held home builder, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016. Headquartered in Houston, the company operates in 22 cities and 12 states 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.” David Weekley Homes has also appeared 10 times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since 1976, the company has closed more than 80,000 homes. For more information, visit www.davidweekleyhomes.com.

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