WALNUT, CA -- Shea Homes, one of America's largest private homebuilders, announced that the Company will be starting a new operating division in the Houston, Texas market. The move marks Shea Homes' first entry into Texas.
Joining the Company as Division President to head up the expansion into Houston will be Keith Luechtefeld, an experienced local market operator. He was previously the Houston Division President for Darling Homes.
"We are excited to be expanding our geographic footprint into the largest and one of the fastest growing housing markets in the country," said Bert Selva, Shea Homes President and CEO. "We believe our expansion into Texas will complement our existing west coast, southwest and southeast presence. In addition, we are pleased to have someone of Keith's caliber and experience lead our Houston division."
Mr. Selva added, "We look forward to bringing Shea Homes' key differentiators of home design, quality and a great customer experience to the dynamic Houston market."
The Company expects to deliver its first new homes in the Houston area in 2014.