About us

The Richmond American Homes companies have homebuilding operations in 14 states with a solid reputation for quality and attention to detail. Personalization is what sets the company apart—no cookie-cutter homes here!

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What you should know

Buying a new home is one of the most important purchases you will ever make. As a homebuyer, it's only natural that you would want to select a builder you can trust. At Richmond American, we work to set your mind at ease. 

Company achievements

M.D.C. Holdings and the Richmond American Homes subsidiaries are celebrating 40 years of achievements. Take a look at these highlights from over the years:

  1. 1972

    Larry A. Mizel establishes Mizel Development Corporation, which will later become M.D.C. Corporation.

  2. 1977

    David D. Mandarich joins the company and leads the formation of the Richmond American Homes subsidiaries.

    We close on our first sale on a single-family home in Denver, CO!

  3. 1984

    MDC celebrates its debut on the New York Stock Exchange.

  4. 1987

    M.D.C. Holdings ranks in the Top 10 of the “Top 400 Housing Giants” by Professional Builder® magazine.

  5. 2005

    MDC is named Top Company by Colorado Biz Magazine, an award recognizing businesses that demonstrate operational excellence and commitment to community.

    MDC named a Fortune 500 Company, and is recognized as one of the nation’s “Most Admired Builders.”

  6. 2006

    Forbes Magazine features M.D.C. Holdings on its Platinum 400 list for the eighth year in a row as one of “America’s Best Big Companies.”

  7. 2016

    Chairman and CEO, Larry A. Mizel, is inducted into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame.

    Richmond American clocks in at more than 190,000 homes built nationwide!

  8. 2017

    Richmond American Homes ranks among the top five of America’s Most Trusted® builders, according to thousands of customer opinions gathered during the National Home Builder Study conducted by Lifestory Research®.

Richmond American Homes subsidiaries across the country have also been recognized for many regional awards!

Homebuilding experience

More than 40 years

  • The first single-family home we ever built was completed in 1977 in Denver, CO. That means we’ve been making the American Dream come true for homebuyers for 40 years!
  • The Richmond American subsidiaries have since built more than 220,000 homes nationwide.
  • In 2014, Richmond American’s parent company, M.D.C. Holdings, Inc., celebrated its 30-year anniversary on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Community involvement

The founder of our company, Chairman & CEO Larry A. Mizel, has always made giving back to the community a priority. Numerous philanthropic activities throughout the years culminated in the formation of the MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation in 1999.

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For investors

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For more information about M.D.C. Holdings, Inc., the management team and finance information, please visit our Investor Relations site.