February 17, 2017 (Grapevine, Texas) – Tarrant County’s HISTORYMAKER Homes is excited to announce the move to its new company headquarters in Grapevine, Texas. The new building is 28,000-square-feet of combined office and showroom space (increased from 11,500-square-feet), and houses 130 DFW-area employees spanning the company’s three brands, HISTORYMAKER Homes, Rendition Homes, and Rendition LUXURY Homes.
The company’s continued growth spurred the move. In 2016, HISTORYMAKER and its sister brands completed more than 800 starts. The company’s revenue more than doubled from 2014, at $90 million, to 2016, at $200 million. It is ranked #64 on the 2016 national Builder 100 list.
The company’s growth can be attributed to a business model that has focused over the past ten years on new price points, products, geographies and markets. In the last decade, its reach has expanded from being primarily focused in Tarrant County to blanketing the Metroplex from Aledo to the west and Terrell to the east, north to Sherman and south to Waxahachie. The company also began building in Houston in 2016, with the goal of growing its Houston division over the next several years to the size of its Dallas operations. The three brands vary in starting prices from approximately $150,000 to more than $3 million.
“In addition to needing more physical space for more employees, it was important to become more centrally located as we continue to expand throughout DFW,” said Nelson Mitchell, CEO. “Once we began to expand in Houston it made sense to be located near DFW airport to bring even more efficiency. Grapevine is also a central location for our customers as we bring them to our new 5,000-square-foot showroom. It’s also ideal as we recruit top talent as we continue to grow.”
“We are excited that HISTORYMAKER Homes has chosen Grapevine as the location for its new headquarters,” said RaDonna Hessel, Grapevine Chamber of Commerce CEO. “Our town has so much to offer HISTORYMAKER employees including its central location and access to DFW International Airport, as well as proximity to our historic Main Street. We are so happy they are a part of our community.”
The company is a fourth-generation family-owned business. Nelson Mitchell is the current president and CEO. His great grandfather, Olen N. Mitchell, Sr. started the company with his son, Olen, Jr., in 1949. He began the company with three employees out of the garage of his home, signing contracts on the hood of his car.
“There will always be a need for housing and housing choices. Our three brands come together to provide quality homes that meet buyers’ needs across the spectrum, from affordable homes for first-time buyers to luxury homes for buyers with more discerning requirements,” added Mitchell. “Our brands complement each other and meet buyers’ needs, no matter where they are in their lives.”
The new building has several unique features. Employees can check out bikes from wall racks and ride to Historic Downtown Grapevine, which is less than a mile away. It also features an outdoor workspace area with Wi-Fi, a full kitchen and pizza oven, and a fire pit.
About HISTORYMAKER Homes, Rendition Homes and Rendition LUXURY Homes
Launched in 1949 and a fourth-generation family-owned business, HISTORYMAKER Homes is one of the largest builders in Dallas-Fort Worth. The company has built its success on its ability to meet the changing needs of home buyers. Along with sister companies Rendition Homes and Rendition LUXURY Homes, the company is well-positioned to serve entry-level, move-up and luxury buyers.
Mark and Shawn were always on top of everything. After the inspection was done Shawn was able to correct all the issues. The building materials seem to be good quality. Overall and so far very good experience.