Posted on Wednesday, 28 November 2018

An understanding that homebuilding is at heart a “people business” has been the catalyst for success for McGuyer Homebuilders, Inc. (MHI), which is now celebrating 30 years.

Launched in December 1988 by Frank McGuyer, the real estate veteran found quick success in the Houston market, delivering 100 homes in 1989, the first full year of operations. McGuyer launched not one, but two homebuilding brands — Plantation Homes with plans designed with first-time and second-time buyers in mind and Coventry Homes, which offers sophisticated homes for the move-up buyer.

“Coming off of the oil bust just a few years earlier and then launching in the midst of the savings and loan crisis was intimidating,” said McGuyer, MHI Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “But we listened to our buyers and responded quickly to their needs.”

And the market responded in kind, with MHI venturing into the Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin markets...