David Weekley Homes is expanding its operations into Arizona.
The Houston-based homebuilder will be part of the Estrella Mountain Ranch community in Phoenix.
The 24,000-acre master-planned community will include a Jack Nicklaus golf course, two lakes and oversized home sites looking over the Estrella Sierra Mountains.
"The Estrella Mountain Ranch Community will act as a springboard for us in Phoenix," says Jim Rado, area president for David Weekley Homes. "The long-term prospects for Phoenix and the western states are a natural extension of our geographic diversification strategy."
Rado says David Weekley Homes has been working on this expansion since 1999, and the decision to enter the market has been carefully planned.
Mark Weber will be heading up the Phoenix operations for the builder. Weber, who has 12 years experience in the homebuilding industry, most recently held the position of division president for Phoenix-based Montalbano Homes.
David Weekley, a privately owned homebuilder established in Houston in 1976, has built more than 40,000 homes and has operations in 16 cities across the country.