At David Weekley Homes, “Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives” isn’t just a catchphrase — it’s a daily ethos, particularly for our team, customers, and the community. As Dave Mire, the division president in Austin, emphasizes, “We prioritize the well-being and contentment of our team members, firmly believing that their happiness and loyalty directly translate into satisfied and devoted customers.”
David Weekley founded the company in 1976 while working for another builder. Discontent with a bonus-to-car substitution offer from his supervisor, he left to create a home-building company with a distinct culture, prioritizing principles and people above just constructing houses. This people-first ethos remains at the core of David Weekley Homes today.
A major private home builder, specializing in suburban and central living single-family homes. Operating in 19 U.S. markets, including Houston and San Antonio, they have become a significant player in the industry. Dave Mire, boasting over 25 years at the company, highlights what distinguishes David Weekley Homes — closing over 115,000 homes and employing a workforce exceeding 1,500 team members.
Their reputation is grounded in fulfilling the Brand Promise: delivering the best in design, choice, and service for homebuyers. Catering to diverse preferences, they offer a wide array of homes and product lines at varying price points. The emphasis is on personalized service, guiding homebuyers through the building process with consistent communication and providing post-move-in support through industry-leading warranties.
David Weekley Homes goes beyond mere construction, employing energy-efficient techniques and their unique LifeDesign® concept. This innovative approach optimizes the utilization of space, making homes feel more expansive and adaptable to evolving homebuyer needs and lifestyles.
A supportive culture, built on trust and respect, defines the David Weekley experience for customers. New team members undergo a comprehensive training, including online classes and workshops, focusing on the company’s values and beliefs. The path to leadership is nurtured through internal promotions and dedicated management training, instilling essential strategies and skills.
Recognition is a cornerstone of their culture, with team members frequently rewarded and celebrated at various company events. The company’s commitment extends to the community through their CARE program. This initiative encompasses volunteer efforts and philanthropic projects in collaboration with Homeowners, Homebuyers, and community partners.
As Mire explains, “David Weekley Homes is committed to its purpose and demonstrates this through our volunteer and philanthropic projects as part of our CARE program in partnership with our extended family of Homeowners, Homebuyers, and community partners.”
CARE stands for: Committed to community, fostering a culture of caring and contribution for team members, customers, and community; Actively engaged in our community, with team members involved in numerous projects and substantial donations through the Dovetail Impact Foundation; Responsible to our community, fulfilling our duty to build dreams and enhance the lives of team members, customers, and the community; and Enhancing our community by living a purposeful life of service, providing true meaning and purpose.
Team members receive paid time off to volunteer, and the company matches their fundraising for local charities. Over the past 30 years, more than $275 million has been contributed to charities, with $385,800 donated in 2022 alone. In the previous year, team members collectively volunteered 8,275 hours across 113 outreach projects.
This year, the Austin Team: Built 20 bunk beds for Sleep in Heavenly Peace, aiding children in need during the annual build month; Hosted the 9th annual School Supplies Drive for Helping Hand Home for Children, collecting essential supplies; Supported Hays County Food Bank, assisting 250 families through volunteering; Rode in the MS 150, raising funds and awareness for the National MS Society to combat Multiple Sclerosis; Donated 279 teddy bears to Partnerships for Children, aiding children and families linked with Child Protective Services; and is organizing the 9th annual Giving Thanks, Giving Back Thanksgiving Drive, collecting food for families in need.
David Weekley Homes boasts 1,470+ awards, including 850+ for product design, recognized as the first U.S. builder to achieve the Triple Crown of American Home Building — encompassing “America’s Best Builder,” “National Housing Quality Award,” and “National Builder of the Year.” Fortune magazine has acknowledged them 17 times among the Top 100 Best Companies to Work For, securing the #1 spot on Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Texas in 2023.
In Austin, they’ve earned the MAX Awards Builder of the Year title five times from the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Austin, including 2022. The Austin Business Journal named them the “2023 Production Builder of the Year.” Additionally, they were voted the “Best of the Best” Homebuilder in Austin for 2022 by the Austin American Statesman, marking the fourth consecutive year.
David Weekley Homes is dedicated to Building Dreams and Enhancing Lives for team members, customers, and the community. Choosing a David Weekley home guarantees the David Weekley Difference, featuring unmatched Customer Service and high-quality designs from an award-winning builder.