Our very own President and CEO Stephen Brooks was featured in this month’s issue of Builder Magazine. The article highlights how he was able to lead Grand Homes through two of the worst housing recessions in history. Through difficult cost-cutting decisions, redesigning products, and putting people first Grand Homes was able to remain one of the most profitable home builders in the Dallas Area. While many had no option but to get out, Mr. Brooks has accomplished 96 consecutive months of profitability. See the complete article here, or scroll below. (more…)
It is officially winter! And the coldest months of the year are right around the corner. The last thing you want to have happen is have your furnace break or your roof to start leaking. Here are some helpful tips to prepare your house for the winter months, and ensure your families stay safe and warm.
As a way to share the Grand Homes design aesthetic and style choices with the public, we are rolling out a weekly blog post that will highlight one of the high-style design features available with the purchase of a Grand Home. These updates will include anything from back splash tiles to outdoor patios. So if your looking for inspiration, or just want to get a glimpse of what Grand Homes has to offer, be sure to follow our blog or check our Facebook and Twitter accounts weekly. (more…)
Time for a quick update on Grand Homes’ latest Hope Home! It has only been 6 short weeks since the ground breaking ceremony (see more on that here) took place at Savannah in Savannah, TX, and already significant progress at the home site has been made. (more…)
Grand Homes CEO Steve Brooks was recently featured in the Harvard Business Review! Mr. Brooks explains how he reinvented his company during the housing crises by putting people first.
“At the peak of the North Texas housing market in 2003, Grand Homes sold more than a thousand homes. Five years later, the bottom dropped out — job losses and the evaporation of federal tax credits meant fewer people were buying homes — and we sold only a few hundred.
Everyone in the industry felt the impact. 37 of our competitors — successful homebuilders — went out of business in two years, an attrition rate of about 50%. I’ve never seen that kind of fallout. (more…)