The 2021 PSN Top 50 Builders make up an impressive group.

All tolled, this group generated $1.1 billion in residential construction revenue -- and $1.3 billion in total revenue -- in 2020. It did 13,823 excavations and employs nearly 4,000 workers.

Several metrics are considered when determining the PSN Top 50 Builders: Residential Construction Revenue, Management Skills, Industry Participation, Web Presence and Community Service. This guarantees a well-rounded group of varying business models.

Below, we look at the builders who ranked highest in some of these judging parameters, as well as a regional breakdown of the winners.

TOP 50 BUILDERS BY REGION

Once again, Texas shows the most representation by far, with 17 builders making the list. In the map, the starbursts show how many builders are based in the state. The compiled statistics compare regions, which are color-coded on the map.

WEST
Total Builders: 4
Employees: 680
Average Employee Tenure: 8.3 years
Excavations in 2020: 3,862
Average Excavations per Builder: 965.5
2020 Total Revenue: $253,714,908
2020 Total Residential Construction Revenue: $212,355,733
• New Residential Construction: $201,052,663
• Renovation: $11,303,070
Average Residential Pool Price: $58,550

SOUTHWEST
Total Builders: 20
Employees: 1,646
Average Employee Tenure: 9.4 years
Excavations in 2020: 6,032
Average Excavations per Builder: 301.6
2020 Total Revenue: $616,031,768
2020 Total Residential Construction Revenue: $529,771,601
• New Residential Construction: $499,826,545
• Renovation: $29,945,056
Average Residential Pool Price: $82,548

MIDWEST
Total Builders: 5
Employees: 245
Average Employee Tenure: 12.6 years
Excavations in 2020: 339
Average Excavations per Builder: 67.8
2020 Total Revenue: $55,576,950
2020 Total Residential Construction Revenue: $36,280,258
• New Residential Construction: $33,426,111
• Renovation: $2,854,147
Average Residential Pool Price: $106,578

SOUTHEAST
Total Builders: 8
Employees: 359
Average Employee Tenure: 6.3 years
Excavations in 2020: 2,022
Average Excavations per Builder: 225
2020 Total Revenue: $175,080,209
2020 Total Residential Construction Revenue: $147,545,885
• New Residential Construction: $134,266,128
• Renovation: $13,279,757
Average Residential Pool Price: $65,332

NORTHEAST/MID-ATLANTIC
Total Builders: 13
Employees: 1,023
Average Employee Tenure: 11.4 years
Excavations in 2020: 1,568
Average Excavations per Builder: 120.6
2020 Total Revenue: $234,574,257
2020 Total Residential Construction Revenue: $154,186,840
• New Residential Construction: $138,873,465
• Renovation: $15,313,375
Average Residential Pool Price: $96,031

TOP 10 VOLUME

To measure volume we ask builders to provide the number of excavations they performed during the previous year. These 10 had the most.

TOP 10 AVERAGE POOL PRICE

We asked builders to provide the price of their average pool with deck. These 10 builders build the most high-end of the group.

TOP 10 RENOVATION BY PERCENTAGE

To establish the significance of renovation in the builders' business strategies, we calculated its percentage of overall construction (including commercial) for each. While these 10 companies varied widely in revenues, they showed the highest proportion of renovation among their products and services.

TOP 10 STAFF MANAGEMENT

Of the five parameters that we judge to arrive at a company’s score, staff management is one of the most important. This combines training with staff tenure. These companies received the highest scores, largely rewarded for lengthy, well-thought-out training regimens for new employees and disciplined continuing education requirements.