Stephen Brooks Featured in Builder Magazine


Posted on 26th January 2012 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Real Estate News

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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…)

4 Winter Home Essentials You Shouldn’t Skip


Posted on 23rd December 2011 by Grand_Homes in Homeowner Tips

Cold Weather Home Tips, Dallas homebuilder, Grand Homes,

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.

Feature of the Week: Entryways


Posted on 17th October 2011 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate

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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…)

Hope Home Progress Update


Posted on 5th October 2011 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate

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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…)

We Survived in Homebuilding by Putting People First


Posted on 15th February 2011 by Grand Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Real Estate News

Dallas homebuilder, Grand Homes

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.
Grand Homes CEO Steve brooks
“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…)

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