45 Years of Experience and Knowledge
In 1967, Ryland Homes founder James P. Ryan and his partner, Bob Gaw, created The James P. Ryan Company. In the first year, they built 48 homes in the nation’s first master-planned community in Columbia, Maryland. Nearly three years and 700 homes later, the company became Ryland Homes – a combination of “Ryan” and “Maryland” true to the company’s roots. Today, more than 45 years and 300,000 homes later, we still remain true to our foundation and maintain a tradition of excellence.
We build each home with our customers in mind by taking into consideration what is important to you; that is why we work with you to personalize every aspect of your new home in the MyStyle® Design Centers. Choose from a variety of finishes – from countertops to flooring, and lighting to paint colors, your home will be perfectly tailored to your taste, budget and lifestyle. Our HouseWorks® program helps ensure that your home is energy efficient and Earth friendly by utilizing products that keep your energy costs low, make your home comfortable and ensure a minimal effect on the environment.
At Ryland, we know that such an exciting time also comes with careful decision-making and thoughtful planning. Ryland makes it easy by establishing a home-buying process with services from Ryland Insurance®, Ryland Title® and RMC® Mortgage. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff will be with you every step of the way to ensure your satisfaction in your new home.
BUILDER Magazine names Ryland Homes 2012 Fastest-Growing Public Homebuilder.
Ryland Homes celebrates its 45th anniversary and the construction of more than 300,000 homes. 2012 also marks a year of rapid growth for the company as it spends more than $500 million in land acquisition and site development and the opening of two new divisions in Raleigh and Phoenix.
Larry T. Nicholson is elected to the board of directors on May 4, and promoted to chief executive officer on May 29.
Larry T. Nicholson is named President of Ryland Homes on September 30.
Ryland Homes celebrates its 40th anniversary and the construction of more than 275,000 homes since its founding in 1967.
Ryland celebrates its 35th anniversary and builds the company’s 200,000th home.
Ryland moves its headquarters to Calabasas, California.
Ryland celebrates its 30th anniversary.
The board of directors elects R. Chad Dreier as President and CEO. He immediately begins an aggressive turnaround strategy focused on upgrading the company’s product, land and people.
Ryland builds its 100,000th home 25 years after opening in 1967.
Ryland launches Cornerstone Title Company (CTC), now called Ryland Title, to conduct real estate closing services in Maryland. The company also introduces an employee stock ownership plan, which puts 10% of company ownership into the hands of Ryland employees.
Ryland builds its 50,000th home.
Ryland Homes begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RYL.
The company’s founder, James P. Ryan retires from his position as chairman and CEO of Ryland Homes.
Ryland Mortgage® Company is created after Ryland acquires Great Financial Services.
Ryland celebrates the completion of 10,000 homes in 10 years.
Ryland makes its first public stock offering, which raises $4.6 million in equity.
The company changes its legal name to The Ryland Group, Inc. The name “Ryland” was inspired by a sign James P. Ryan saw where the M and A in “Maryland” were covered.
James P. Ryan forms the James P. Ryan Company, which will become Ryland Homes. The company becomes the first builder in the nation’s first master-planned community in Columbia, MD. 48 homes are built in the company’s first year.
Ryland Homes Offices
1000 Mansell Exchange W.
Alpharetta, GA 30022
1101 Arrow Point Dr.
Cedar Park, TX 78613
6240 Old Dobbin Ln.
Columbia, MD 21045
216 Seven Farms Dr.
Charleston, SC 29492
3600 Arco Corporate Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28273
1141 E. Main St.
East Dundee, IL 60118
5000 Legacy Dr.
Plano, TX 75024
14280 Park Meadow Dr.
Chantilly, VA 20151
6161 S. Syracuse Way
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
5353 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N.
Houston, TX 77041
9025 N. River Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46240
8925 W. Russell Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89148
2822 Commerce Park Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819
890 W. Elliot Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85233
4625 Creekstone Dr.
Durham, NC 27703
607 E. Sonterra Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78258
Irvine, CA 92618
9426 Camden Field Pkwy.
Riverview, FL 33578
7599 Anagram Dr.
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
The Ryland Group, Inc.
3011 Townsgate Rd.
Westlake Village, CA 91361
8660 E. Hartford Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255