Turning the downturn into an opportunity to retrench and improve: this was the common theme among the builders featured in Professional Builders’ 2013 “Big Gainers,” published this month. Warmington ranked an impressive #9 on this list of builders nationwide who reported the largest year-over-year (2011–2012) revenue increases. The bigger news is that our group expects this upward trend to continue and we are projecting an additional 25 percent increase in revenue this year. According to Jim Warmington Jr., president and CEO of the Warmington group of companies, much of the hard work we’ve done in the preceding years has already begun to pay off.
“We have largely done the work necessary to reach these goals in 2013,” says Warmington in the feature article, which is posted below. “We own and are building the communities, or have entitled the properties we may sell, plus we have hired the necessary staff. To reach our goals for 2014, we are continuing with more of the same. Specifically, adding staff where necessary, aggressively focusing on land acquisition, and creating special and different communities and home designs.”
Warmington Residential set up its stellar growth in 2012 by believing in the impending recovery as early as 2010. The Warmington Group division backed that bet by becoming aggressive. The Costa Mesa, Calif.-based builder hired additional staff for its land acquisition team and made improvements in operations, design, and sales. The company closed out unprofitable legacy deals made before and during the recession. While the downturn zapped access to capital for many businesses, Warmington strengthened its long-term relationships with equity investors and lenders, enabling the company to finance many deals that other private companies could not.
Double-digit revenue growth for these home builders during the recovery started with pre-planning, re-examination, and retrenching during the recession. >>Read the full article here.<<
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