Trendmaker Homes named Bruce French vice president of land acquisition and development in its newest homebuilding division in Dallas-Fort Worth, the company announced.

Trendmaker is a member of the TRI Pointe Group family of regional homebuilders. French joined the company on May 6 and brings nearly four decades of experience to the job. (more…)

We don’t like to re-publish press releases here on, kind of goes against our grain of organic reporting.

But this release caught my eye because it makes a significant statement about the strength of our home building market.

Trendmaker Homes, a member of the TRI Pointe Group family of premium regional homebuilders, has named Sean Ricks as president of its newest homebuilding division in Dallas-Fort Worth. Ricks will lead the company’s strategic expansion and rebranding in Texas’ top metro, DFW. He brings 15 years of homebuilding, real estate, and operations experience to the position, and most recently served as associate general counsel at TRI Pointe Group.

Ricks played an integral role in the 2018 acquisition of Dunhill Homes and Nathan Carlisle Homes, now Trendmaker Homes Dallas-Fort Worth.

“Sean’s strong track record of success and immersion in TRI Pointe Group’s culture, strategy and operations made him an excellent choice for this leadership role, one that will help take the Dallas-Fort Worth division to a new level of growth and success,” said TRI Pointe Group CEO Doug Bauer. “We are optimistic about the long-term opportunity in this key market, especially with Sean leading the division toward accelerated growth.”

Here’s the part we love: Trendmaker Homes says the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area ranked in the top five nationally for population growth in 2017.  In 2018, the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area added approximately 116,400 jobs, representing a 3.17 percent annual growth rate. This according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Not too shabby.

And this juicy tidbit: a significant portion of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro population is in the 25-to-44 age cohort, a prime home-buying demographic. (more…)