Katy Business Jun 2015

| June 1, 2015

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TRENDMAKER HOMES LAUNCHES NEW LENDING SERVICE IN TEXAS

Trendmaker Homes, a member of the TRI Pointe Group, announced the launch of TRI Pointe Connect as its in-house mortgage company, making Texas one of the first four states in the nation to offer mortgage services through the new company. Formed as a joint venture between Trendmaker Homes and imortgage, a division of loanDepot LLC, TRI Pointe Connect opened its doors in Texas following launches last month in Arizona, Colorado and Washington. It is anticipated that TRI Pointe Connect will continue to expand and operate in eight states. imortgage is one of the nation’s top five nonbank retail mortgage lenders whose imortgage builder platform has produced the highest customer service scores of all U.S. lenders, as measured by Eliant in 2014.

“We’re always looking for new ways to make purchasing a Trendmaker Home easier for our buyers,” said Will Holder, president of Trendmaker Homes. “Providing a service that personalizes the financing experience, and enables communication between all parties, ensures a smooth process from beginning to end.”

The rollout of TRI Pointe Connect in Texas follows less than a year after one of the largest mergers in homebuilding history, wherein Quadrant Homes and four other builders became part of TRI Pointe Group in the company’s 2014 merger with Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company. The merger made TRI Pointe Group one of the top 10 largest public homebuilders by market equity capitalization in the United States. TRI Pointe Connect is the company’s first lending service and will be launched across all six TRI Pointe Group homebuilding brands. TRI Pointe Connect will offer an integrated team of mortgage loan consultants on-site in the Houston area market, who will provide personalized service, competitive rates, and a wide portfolio of mortgage products to TRI Pointe home buyers — all intended to make the home buying process simple and smooth.

“We look forward to a successful relationship with Trendmaker Homes, and are thrilled to roll out TRI Pointe Connect in Texas, Colorado, Arizona and Washington,” said Dan Pena, senior vice president of imortgage.

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DAVID WEEKLEY HOMES NAMED NATION’S LARGEST PRIVATELY-HELD HOME BUILDER

David Weekley Homes, which is headquartered in Houston, has announced its ranking as the largest privately-held home builder in America and 16th overall, according to BUILDER Magazine’s BUILDER 100 list, published May 7.

“We are honored to have again achieved this coveted spot on the BUILDER Top 100 list as the nation’s largest privately-held home builder,” said David Weekley, company chairman. “David Weekley Homes is experiencing outstanding growth and we would not achieve such great success if it were not for our committed and talented Team Members.”

David Weekley’s growth allows it to continue its purpose of “Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives” for more customers in each of its markets. The company operates in 20 cities across the coutnry. Homebuyers can have confidence buying from David Weekley Homes because of its longstanding reputation for delivering quality homes, customer satisfaction and warranty service.

The BUILDER 100 list is compiled from data collected by Builder magazine via survey of the nation’s top builders. The BUILDER 100 (and the Next 100) list is comprised of both private and public builders and identifies the top home builders in America by annual closings, and provides information about gross revenue, rate of change year over year and what products they build and where.


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