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The top homebuilders in the Oklahoma City area are in a tight pack, constructionwise, but just one topped 400 starts last year: Home Creations, based in Moore, with 406.

Finishing out the top three, according to The Builder Report by Dharma Inc. in Norman:

Taber Built Homes LLC, doing business as Homes By Taber, Oklahoma City, with 358; and Rausch Coleman Homes OKC, based in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with offices here, with 351. (Homes By Taber says it had 375 starts in 2017).

Oklahoma City builders are small-volume builders. Below the top five, the numbers drop off fast. Most build fewer than 40 houses per year.

None has a corporate face and a consumer face. Real people run these mostly small businesses — even the biggest ones.

We asked people at each of the top three how they got where they are, the same set of questions, and let them answer as fully as they wished:

1. How, when and where did you get started?

2., Who is your target market(s) and why?

3. Where are you building now/next? Why?

4. To what do you owe your success?

5. What's your outlook for the rest of 2018?

Here are the secrets to top Oklahoma City builders' success:

No. 1, Homes By Taber

Taber LeBlanc, president, replied:

Q: How, when and where did you get started?

A: Homes by Taber was formed in 2000 by Taber LeBlanc and his wife, Julie. Julie's father was a well-known developer and homebuilder (John Alexander) who helped Taber get his start in the industry. Homes by Taber grew from starting three homes in 2000 to starting 375 homes in 2017.

Q: Who is your target market(s) and why?

A: Our goal is to provide the absolute best option for move-up buyers in the metro. We primarily target those that already own a home and are now looking for more. That could be more space, a better school district, more neighborhood amenities, or more included features in their home. We sell to first-time homebuyers and downsize buyers, as well, but the majority of the homeowners joining our Homes by Taber family are moving into their second or third home.

Most of our buyers compare us to other builders before purchasing. They pick Homes by Taber due to the value we create. They get so much more for their money with Homes by Taber. This is why we promote “Proudly Overbuilt.”

Q: Where are you building now/next? Why?

A: When we select neighborhoods, we only want to build in A+ locations with highly rated school districts. We know this is what our buyers are looking for, so we will not sacrifice locations for them. We have several coming-soon neighborhoods that we are extremely excited about. All of them have created quite a stir with buyers looking to make them their next home.

Woodland Park, located on the northwest corner of E Covell Road and N Douglas Boulevard in East Edmond. We chose this location because of the close proximity to Interstate 35 and the enormous growth that is happening in that area. Everything is moving to this area, including the new Edmond event center and Showbiz Cinemas. Woodland Park will be different than any other neighborhood in Edmond with a huge, resort-style swimming pool to give our customers a way to spend their free time.

Homes by Taber is also building soon in the newest phase of IronStone (near) Edmond. IronStone is in a prime Edmond location, the southwest corner of 164th and Portland. Portland has just recently been widened and redone to allow residents to commute easily and stress free. While not all pricing and floor plans have been solidified, our homes in IronStone will provide an affordable option for Edmond schools that is jam packed with "Proudly Overbuilt" value.

Cedar Lane is the other newest neighborhood that we cannot wait to start in, which should be within the next month. Cedar Lane is located in Norman off of 12th Ave SE and E Cedar Lane. This neighborhood has our phones ringing off the hooks because it's the first time in a while that Homes by Taber has started to build in this area. We are proud to be able to start offering our Proudly Overbuilt homes to Norman buyers very soon!

TimberRidge Pointe is a neighborhood that we will be moving into in 2019. This neighborhood is very special for Homes by Taber because it is in an area we've never been in before but is rapidly growing, Choctaw. Through our research, we've seen that there is a demand for our homes there so we are working to meet that demand in this gorgeous neighborhood with huge ponds, tons of trees, and amazing highway access.

Q: To what do you owe your success?

Employees and partners: We have assembled the best team of employees and partners (subcontractors/vendors) that the region has to offer. We have built a culture in our company and with our partners based upon accountability and communication. Without the teamwork and teammates we have surrounded ourselves with, we would not be successful. We take great pride in our employee and partner retention rates and know that by keeping these relationships strong, it betters our company, our customers, and our economy.

Customer service: We know that our customers are the reason why we are here. If we make a mistake, we fix it. From our sales team, to our field team, to our warranty team we put the customer's needs first.

Quality controls: At Homes by Taber, we have implemented quality control checks through every single step of the building process that have allowed us to provide a quality home every time to our buyers. Processes and procedures can make or break a homebuilder, so we put a huge emphasis on this each day in every department. We go above and beyond the code requirements to provide a safe, healthy, energy efficient home for our Homes by Taber families.

"Proudly Overbuilt": We say that we are proudly overbuilt with everything you've dreamed of, already included. Homes by Taber puts more into a home than any other builder in the region, without upgrades. We don't believe in smoke and mirrors, but rather a what-you-see-is-what-you-get mentality.

Giving back to the community: We take great pride in giving back to the community as a company with over 900 hours and over $100,000 given back to the community just last year. We were recently awarded the Edmond Chamber Philanthropic Business of the Year Award. We believe that you get what you give and if we do good for the community, good things will happen for our company.

Q: What's your outlook for the rest of 2018?

A: 2017 was a record setting year for us, and we are not slowing down. We have multiple new additions coming online this year. We are hiring and continuing to grow our team. Our 2018 projections are for another record-breaking year for Homes by Taber.

No. 2, Home Creations

Co-owner Ali Farzaneh replied. He, his brother Hossein, a lawyer, and cousin MJ, director of construction for nearly 20 years, represent the second generation of leadership in the company.

Q: How, when and where did you get started?

​A: Home Creations was started by my father, Jalal Farzaneh, and my uncle Mohammed Farzaneh. They moved to Oklahoma (from Iran) in 1978 to go to school. In 1981, they received their bachelor's degrees, and in 1984 they received their Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Oklahoma and followed their father's footsteps, as a master builder, by building their first home in Norman.

As the company grew, Home Creations expanded to the greater Oklahoma City area, Lawton, Chickasha and Tulsa. Today, we have built over 12,000 homes​ in Oklahoma.

The second generation is now becoming more involved and taking on the leadership of the company. MJ Farzaneh, who is Mohammad's son, is the director of construction. Ali and Hossein Farzaneh, who are Jalal's sons, are in charge of sales and marketing, and investment and legal, respectively.

Q. Who is your target market(s) and why?

A: Our focus remains on first-time homebuyers and first-time mover-ups. This is the segment of the market that desires quality housing​, and we are uniquely positioned to deliver high-quality homes at a price that customers cannot get anywhere else.

Q: Where are you building now/next? Why?

A: We build in the greater Oklahoma City metro area, Tulsa metro area and Chickasha. In Oklahoma, we plan to focus in Norman in 2019, especially on Destin Landing, the largest development in the city's history, with 762 master-planned acres, an open space community including an equestrian facility and trail.

Q: To what do you owe your success?

A: We strongly believe that our ​quality​ of construction is unparalleled, especially behind the walls. We provide one of the best energy-efficient homes of any builder in Oklahoma.

We strive to secure the best locations in Oklahoma, as well as the most valuable prices for the homes we construct. We have had a recent focus on smart homes using technology.

In addition, we have a robust customer care department, as well as an easy purchasing process. Our strongest focus remains on customer experience throughout the purchasing and building process.

Q: What's your outlook for the rest of 2018?

A: ​We expect to build 10 percent more homes in 2018 as we recently opened up Castleberry Villas and Lone Oak East in the city of Edmond. With the size and price of homes in these two communities, we will outperform most other communities in the Oklahoma City metro area.

No. 3, Rausch Coleman

Abbey Perman, marketing and listing administrator, replied.

Q: How, when and where did you get started?

A: The heritage of Rausch Coleman Homes began on May 6, 1936, when our founder, Ernest R. “Buddy” Coleman, was born in Barling, Arkansas. In 1955, at the age of 18, Buddy Coleman built his first home that sold for less than $5,700.

As the son of a carpenter, Buddy Coleman supported his family by building homes, while also attending Ouachita Baptist University. Given a choice of what type of builder he wanted the company to be, Mr. Coleman chose to provide housing people could afford.

John R. Rausch, Coleman's grandson, has been working side by side with his grandfather since he was 8 years old. Since his childhood, Mr. Rausch has been learning the company's philosophies and implementing its visions.

In the spirit of competition, he built his first home at the age of 17 (one year younger than his grandfather). As he grew older, he became progressively more involved in the company's operations and expansions.

John R. Rausch, a graduate of Southern Methodist University, studied business and real estate finance. Remaining faithful to our heritage, our mission, our mandate, and our goal, in the last 60 years and throughout four generations, we have built over 20,000 new homes across Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas.

Rausch Coleman Homes is the largest builder of new homes in the states of Oklahoma and Arkansas. In 2016, Rausch Coleman Homes was recognized by Builder Magazine as the 41st largest builder in the USA.

Q: Who is your target market(s) and why?

A: Our target market and audience are first-time homebuyers and renters. At Rausch Coleman Homes, we aspire to build the best-quality affordable homes, and we hold ourselves accountable to that goal.

In our Oklahoma City division, we strive for excellence in our customer's experience. Our sales professionals guide our homebuyers through the entire homebuying process, starting from buying power, credit repair, to whatever is needed to help lead them into homeownership.

Q: Where are you building now/next? Why?

A: Our current neighborhood locations were chosen for many different reasons. Here at Rausch Coleman Homes we keep our customers in mind at all times. We are a customer-obsessed company. These neighborhoods have our customers' families in mind. We consider the school districts, outdoor entertainment and convenient locations.

Rausch Coleman is building all over the Oklahoma City metro area. Our communities are:

• Bradford Place, Newcastle.

• Colony Pointe, Piedmont.

• Bryant Place, Oklahoma City.

• Hunter Springs, Mustang.

• Crossings at the Village, The Village.

• Rose Rock, Noble.

• Settlers Crossing, El Reno.

• Silver Leaf, Mustang.

• Fieldstone, Mustang.

• Redstone Ranch, Yukon.

• Oakwood Landing, Midwest City.

• Wilshire Ranch, Oklahoma City.

Q. To what do you owe your success?

At Rausch Coleman Homes, we honor God through our commitment to integrity and excellence in all aspects of homebuilding. We place the highest value upon the customer by exceeding expectations, and upon our team members by committing to professional development.

We aspire to build the best-quality affordable homes and we hold ourselves accountable to that goal: customer-driven, integrity-driven, service-driven, people-driven, and results-driven.

Q: What's your outlook for the rest of 2018?

A: Our outlook for 2018 is to help as many people as possible to achieve the dream of homeownership. We are committed to our core values and growing exponentially in the coming year, to better serve OKC and the surrounding areas.

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