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 315,000 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 such as 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.

  1. A+ Builder Award 2014


    BUILDER Magazine gives Ryland Homes an A+ on BIG BUILDER’s 2014 Public Builder Report Card.

  2. Fastest Growing Homebuilder in 2012


    BUILDER Magazine names Ryland Homes 2012 Fastest-Growing Public Homebuilder.

  3. Ryland Homes 45 Year Anniversary


    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.

  4. 2009

    Larry T. Nicholson is elected to the board of directors on May 4, and promoted to chief executive officer on May 29.

  5. 2008

    Larry T. Nicholson is named President of Ryland Homes on September 30.

  6. Ryland Homes 40 Year Anniversary


    Ryland Homes celebrates its 40th anniversary and the construction of more than 275,000 homes since its founding in 1967.

  7. Ryland Homes 35 Year Anniversary


    Ryland celebrates its 35th anniversary and builds the company’s 200,000th home.

  8. 2000

    Ryland moves its headquarters to Calabasas, California.

  9. 1997

    Ryland celebrates its 30th anniversary.

  10. 1993

    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.

  11. 1992

    Ryland builds its 100,000th home 25 years after opening in 1967.

  12. Ryland Title Company


    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.

  13. 1985

    Ryland builds its 50,000th home.

  14. 1983

    Ryland Homes begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RYL.

  15. 1982

    The company’s founder, James P. Ryan retires from his position as chairman and CEO of Ryland Homes.

  16. Ryland Mortgage® Company


    Ryland Mortgage® Company is created after Ryland acquires Great Financial Services.

  17. 1977

    Ryland celebrates the completion of 10,000 homes in 10 years.

  18. 1971

    Ryland makes its first public stock offering, which raises $4.6 million in equity.

  19. Ryland Homes


    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.

  20. 1967

    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

  • Atlanta
    1000 Mansell Exchange W.
    Ste. 200
    Alpharetta, GA 30022
    Phone: (770) 587-1667
  • Austin
    1101 Arrow Point Dr.
    Ste. 101
    Cedar Park, TX 78613
    Phone: (512) 690-9200
  • Baltimore
    6240 Old Dobbin Ln.
    Ste. 190
    Columbia, MD 21045
    Phone: (410) 290-0094
  • Charleston
    216 Seven Farms Dr.
    Ste. 200
    Charleston, SC 29492
    Phone: (843) 375-5555
  • Charlotte
    3600 Arco Corporate Dr.
    Ste. 200
    Charlotte, NC 28273
    Phone: (704) 531-9135
  • Chicago
    1141 E. Main St.
    Ste. 108
    East Dundee, IL 60118
    Phone: (224) 293-3100
  • Dallas
    5000 Legacy Dr.
    Ste. 190
    Plano, TX 75024
    Phone: (469) 606-5000
  • DC Metro
    14280 Park Meadow Dr.
    Ste. 108
    Chantilly, VA 20151
    Phone: (703) 449-6500
  • Denver
    6161 S. Syracuse Way
    Ste. 200
    Greenwood Village, CO 80111
    Phone: (303) 486-5000
  • Houston
    5353 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N.
    Ste. 100
    Houston, TX 77041
    Phone: (713) 856-2800
  • Indianapolis
    9025 N. River Rd.
    Ste. 100
    Indianapolis, IN 46240
    Phone: (317) 846-4200
  • Las Vegas
    8925 W. Russell Rd.
    Ste. 200
    Las Vegas, NV 89148
    Phone: (702) 360-7500
  • Orlando
    2822 Commerce Park Dr.
    Ste. 100
    Orlando, FL 32819
    Phone: (407) 226-2500
  • Phoenix
    890 W. Elliot Rd.
    Ste. 101
    Gilbert, AZ 85233
    Phone: (480) 556-1216
  • Raleigh/ Durham
    4625 Creekstone Dr.
    Ste. 100
    Durham, NC 27703
    Phone: (919) 474-0309
  • San Antonio
    607 E. Sonterra Blvd.
    Ste. 108
    San Antonio, TX 78258
    Phone: (210) 496-8030
  • Southern California
    49 Discovery
    Ste. 250
    Irvine, CA 92618
    Phone: (949) 236-5000
  • Tampa
    9426 Camden Field Pkwy.
    Riverview, FL 33578
    Phone: (813) 627-6100
  • Twin Cities
    7599 Anagram Dr.
    Eden Prairie, MN 55344
    Phone: (952) 229-6000
  • The Ryland Group, Inc.
    3011 Townsgate Rd.
    Ste. 200
    Westlake Village, CA 91361
    Phone: (805) 367-3800
  • RMC Mortgage
    8660 E. Hartford Dr.
    Ste. 200
    Scottsdale, AZ 85255
    Phone: (480) 368-8010

Discover the Incredible People of Ryland

At Ryland, we’re proud of the diligent, enthusiastic work and dedication of our employees and the positive impact they make year round in their hometowns. From coordinating with Habitat for Humanity and local charities to participating in the annual Toys for Tots drive and everything in between, Ryland employees find ways to give back to the communities they live and work in.

As a leading high-volume homebuilder and provider of mortgage financing, Ryland places high importance on social responsibility through community involvement and by using eco-friendly products and sustainable development and building practices. Additionally, Ryland utilizes its employees’ local market knowledge to find the best located and ideally designed communities that allow us to offer innovative home designs. By attracting and retaining the highest quality of employees, we are able to provide a professional home buying experience for our customers from the start of their search to the closing of their new home.

Take a moment to explore Our People and Who We Are for extraordinary achievements and stories of how local divisions are helping communities across the country.
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