Peoria, AZ. (5/25/16) – BUILDER magazine has ranked Habitat for Humanity as the No. 1 private home builder on BUILDER 100, its annual listing of the largest U.S. home builders. This is the second year in a row Habitat’s work across the country has been recognized as a top builder of affordable housing in the U.S. Each year, BUILDER compiles data from U.S. builders and ranks them by the number of closings for BUILDER 100. With 3,237 closings in 2015, Habitat topped the private home builder list and placed No. 16 on the comprehensive list.
President and CEO, Jason Barlow stated, “Habitat’s owes its success to its amazing volunteers and sponsors who so generously give of their time and treasure. We are delighted in being able to add to this distinction with homes built right here in the Valley with Arizona families.” Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona is one of nearly 1,400 Habitat organizations in the U.S. and has worked in Maricopa County for more than 30 years, helping families achieve the strength, stability and self-‐‑reliance they need to build a better future for themselves through decent and affordable housing.
In fiscal year 2015, 243 individuals partnered with Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona to build or improve places they can call home.
“We are honored to be recognized as the top private home builder on this year’s BUILDER 100,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “This is a wonderful achievement for us and it could not have been accomplished without the support of our donors and volunteers, who help us empower families through shelter in every community we work in throughout the U.S.”
About Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona
Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona is a local nonprofit organization that partners with families in need of decent, affordable housing to build strength, stability and self-‐‑ reliance through shelter. This faith-‐‑based organization builds affordable housing, improves communities and revitalizes neighborhoods and has been serving Central Arizona since 1985. This affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International is one of the most active and is consistently listed in the top ten among the nearly 1,400 Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the United States. Habitat has completed more than 1,100 homes in the metro Phoenix area.