About Us

A home is more than bricks and mortar.

A home is a place of love and laughter, comfort and security, where you will build memories for years to come. So, how can you be sure that you are selecting the right builder for your new home? By building with a company which has a longstanding reputation for quality, value and integrity.

Founded in 1996 by father and son, Robert J. and Joel Adams, Highland Homes was established with a foundation of quality, excellence and delivering the most satisfying home buying experience on earth. Dedication, strong leadership and a commitment to our customers have made Highland Homes one of the largest homebuilders in Central Florida.

Highland Homes has built more than 8,000 homes in Florida and has the knowledge and experience to build you the quality new home you deserve, with the features you are looking for, and a payment affordable for your budget. That's value. That's Highland Homes.

And, don't just take our word for it - See what our customers have to say about building their dream home with Highland Homes!

History and Milestones:

2019

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Highland Homes ranks as the #5 largest Tampa Bay Homebuilder - Tampa Bay Business Journal's Homebuilders List (based on 2018 closings in Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties)

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May

Highland Homes is recognized as the #59 largest builder in the nation - Builder Magazine's Builder 100 List (based on 2018 closings)

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May

Highland Homes named the #97 largest builder in the nation (based on 2018 revenue), jumping 16 positions on Professional Builder's annual Housing Giants list

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May

Highland Homes joins Clayton Properties Group®, a division of Clayton Home Building Group® and a Berkshire Hathaway company

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April

Highland Homes ranks as the #3 best place to work in Tampa Bay (Extra large category for companies with 100+ employees) - Tampa Bay Business Journal's Best Places to Work in 2019

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February

Highland Homes recognized on the 2019 Gator100 List as the #94 fastest growing company in the world owned or operated by University of Florida (UF) alumni

2018

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September

Highland Homes ranks as the #57 largest, privately-held company headquartered in Tampa Bay (based on 2017 revenue) - Tampa Bay Business Journal's Tampa Bay 200 List

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August

Highland Homes ranks as the #6 largest Tampa Bay Homebuilder - Tampa Bay Business Journal's Homebuilders List (based on 2017 closings in Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties)

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August

Highland Homes ranks #100 of the 500 largest companies on Florida's Gulf Coast (based on 2017 revenue) - Business Observer's 2018 Top 500 List

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July

Highland Homes is honored at the Tampa Bay Business Journal's Fast 50 awards as the #44 fastest growing, privately-owned company based in Tampa Bay, with 46.65 percent revenue growth from 2015 to 2017.

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May

Highland Homes ranked as the #75 largest builder in the nation - Builder Magazine's Builder 100 List (based on 2017 closings). As a local company who exclusively builds new homes in Florida, it is a huge honor to be recognized alongside companies that build nationwide.

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May

Highland Homes named the #113 largest builder in the nation (based on 2017 revenue) - Professional Builder's Housing Giants list

2017

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September

Highland Homes ranks as the #65 largest, privately-held company headquartered in Tampa Bay (based on 2016 revenue) - Tampa Bay Business Journal's Tampa Bay 200 List

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September

Highland Homes ranked #5 largest home builder in Tampa Bay for the second year in a row - Tampa Bay Business Journal's Home Builders List (based on 2016 closings in Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties)

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July

Highland Homes receives two honors at the Tampa Bay Business Journal's Fast 50 awards, which recognize the 50 fastest growing, privately-owned companies based in Tampa Bay:

  • #8 for dollar revenue growth, with $43.19 million in revenue growth from 2014 to 2016
  • #42 for percentage of revenue growth, with 63.75 percent growth from 2014 to 2016
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May

Highland Homes ranked as the #80 largest builder in the nation - Builder Magazine's Builder 100 List (based on 2016 closings). This is a huge honor for the local company who exclusively builds new homes in Florida, to be ranked against companies which build nationwide.

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May

Highland Homes named the #124 largest builder in the nation (based on 2016 revenue) - Professional Builder's Housing Giants list

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February

Highland Homes recognized as #69 on Gator100 List of 100 fastest growing companies in the world owned or operated by University of Florida (UF) alumni

2016

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September

Highland Homes is ranked #89 fastest growing company in Florida - Tampa Bay Business Journal's Florida Fast 100 List

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September

Highland Homes ranks #119 of the 500 largest companies on Florida's Gulf Coast, and #6 out of the 15 homebuilders to make the list - Business Observer's 2016 Gulf Coast 500 List

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September

Highland Homes ranked #5 largest home builder in Tampa Bay - Tampa Bay Business Journal's Home Builders List (based on 2015 closings in Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties)

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July

Highland Homes receives two honors at the Tampa Bay Business Journal's Fast 50 awards, which recognize the 50 fastest growing, privately-owned companies based in Tampa Bay: 

  • #9 for dollar revenue growth, with $41.1 million in revenue growth from 2013 to 2015 
  • #29 based on percentage of revenue growth, with 80.46 percent growth from 2013 to 2015
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May

Highland Homes ranked as the #81 largest builder in the nation, jumping up 21 positions from the previous year (based on 2015 closings) - Builder Magazine's Builder 100 List. This is a huge accomplishment for a local Florida home builder ranked against companies which build nationwide.

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May

Highland Homes moves up 25 positions to be named the #129 largest builder in the nation (based on 2015 revenue) - Professional Builder's Building Giants list

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February

Highland Homes recognized as #47 on Gator100 List of 100 fastest growing companies in the world owned or operated by University of Florida (UF) alumni

2015

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September

Highland Homes is ranked #84 fastest growing company in Florida - Tampa Bay Business Journal's Florida Fast 100 List

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September

Highland Homes ranked #6 largest home builder in Tampa Bay - Tampa Bay Business Journal's Home Builders List (based on 2014 closings in Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties)

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July

Highland Homes receives two honors at the Tampa Bay Business Journal's Fast 50 awards, which recognize the 50 fastest growing, privately-owned companies based in Tampa Bay:

  • #10 for dollar volume growth
  • #21 for percentage of growth with 95.74% growth acceleration over the past three years
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May

Highland Homes moves up rankings to #102 largest builder in the nation - Builder Magazine's Builder 100 / Next 100 list (based on 2014 closings)

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May

Highland Homes ranked as #154 largest builder in the nation - Professional Builder's Building Giants list (based on 2014 revenue)

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March

Highland Homes expands into Orange County, their 8th active county, and begins building new homes in Apopka, Florida

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February

Highland Homes recognized as #73 on Gator100 List of 100 fastest growing companies in the world owned or operated by University of Florida (UF) alumni

2014

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September

Highland Homes is ranked as #84 of the 100 largest private companies headquartered in Tampa - TBBJ's Business 100 list

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September

Highland Homes ranked #7 home builder in Tampa Bay - Tampa Bay Business Journal's Top Home Builders List (for closings in Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties)

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September

Orlando Business Journal names Highland Homes as #16 of Central Florida's Top 20 Homebuilders, based on closings for first half of 2014 in metro Orlando (Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake counties, plus northeast Polk and southwest Volusia counties)

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August

Highland Homes partners with WFLA News Channel 8 as Tampa’s Expert Home Builder

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May

Highland Homes moves up rankings to #113 largest builder in the nation - Builder Magazine's Builder 100 / Next 100 list (based on 2013 closings)

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April

Highland Homes ranked as #187 largest builder in the nation - Professional Builder's Building Giants list (based on 2013 revenue)

2013

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October

Highland Homes expands into Marion County, their 7th active county, and begins building new homes in Ocala, Florida

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September

Highland Homes ranked #8 home builder in Tampa Bay - Tampa Bay Business Journal's Top Home Builders List (for closings in Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties)

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September

Highland Homes is ranked as #87 of the 100 largest private companies headquartered in Tampa - TBBJ's Business 100 list

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May

Highland Homes ranked #120 largest builder in the nation - Builder Magazine's Builder 100 / Next 100 list (based on 2012 closings)

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March

Highland Homes' blog is recognized as one of the top home building sites in the USA by Construction Management Degree

2012

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May

Highland Homes named #129 largest builder in the nation - Builder Magazine's Builder 100 / Next 100 list (based on 2011 closings)

2011

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May

Highland Homes ranked #100 largest builder in the nation - Builder Magazine's Builder 100 list (based on 2010 closings)

2010

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November

Highland Homes ranked #2 home builder in Tampa Bay - Tampa Bay Business Journal's Top Home Builders List (for closings in Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties)

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November

Highland Homes expands into their 6th county, now offering new homes in Manatee County, Florida

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May

Bob Adams, Owner / President of Highland Homes, receives Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Florida

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May

Highland Homes moves up to #73 largest builder in the nation - Builder Magazine's Builder 100 list (based on 2009 closings). This is a huge accomplishment for a local Florida home builder, being ranked against companies which build nationwide.

2009

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June

Highland Homes is ranked as one of the top 200 privately-owned businesses in Florida, by Florida Trend magazine

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May

Highland Homes ranks as #84 largest builder in the nation - Builder Magazine's Builder 100 list (based on 2008 closings). This is a huge accomplishment for a local Florida home builder, being ranked against companies which build nationwide.

2008

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May

Highland Homes ranked as #107 biggest builder in America - Builder Magazine's Builder 100 / Next 100 list (based on 2007 closings)

2007

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Highland Homes moves up to #137 largest privately-held company headquartered in Florida - Florida Trend's Florida Private 200 list

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May

Highland Homes moves up to #107 biggest builder in America - Builder Magazine's Builder 100 / Next 100 list (based on 2006 closings)

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May

Highland Homes moves up to #191 largest builder in the nation - Professional Builder's Building Giants list (based on 2006 revenue)

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March

Tampa Bay Business Journal names Highland Homes as one of the Best Places to Work in Tampa Bay

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January

D. Joel Adams, Owner / Executive VP of Highland Homes, is named 2005 Builder of the Year by the Polk County Builder's Association

2006

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Highland Homes named as #162 largest privately-held company headquartered in Florida - Florida Trend's Florida Private 200 list

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May

Highland Homes moves up to #232 largest builder in the nation - Professional Builder's Building Giants list (based on 2005 revenue)

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May

Highland Homes moves up to #110 biggest builder in America - Builder Magazine's Builder 100 / Next 100 list (based on 2005 closings)

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May

Tampa Bay Business Journal names Highland Homes as one of the Best Places to Work in Tampa Bay

2005

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Highland Homes honored as #71 on Builder Magazine's Fast Track List, for 54.03% Closing Growth from 2002-2004

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September

Highland Homes ranked #9 largest builder in Tampa Bay - Tampa Bay Business Journal's Top 25 Home Builders List (for closings in Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties)

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May

Highland Homes moves up to #279 largest builder in the nation - Professional Builder's Building Giants list (based on 2004 revenue)

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May

Highland Homes rockets up to #115 biggest builder in America - Builder Magazine's Builder 100 / Next 100 list (based on 2004 closings)

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May

Highland Homes named as #167 largest privately-held company headquartered in Florida - Florida Trend's Florida Private 200 list

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January

D. Joel Adams, Owner / Executive VP of Highland Homes, is elected President of the Polk County Builders Association

2004

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September

Highland Homes ranked as #75 largest privately-held company in Tampa Bay - Tampa Bay Business Journal's Tampa Bay Business 200 list

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May

Highland Homes moves up to #307 largest builder in the nation - Professional Builder's Building Giants list

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May

Highland Homes moves up to #146 biggest builder in America - Builder Magazine's Builder 100 / Next 100 list

2003

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May

Highland Homes moves up to #324 largest builder in the nation - Professional Builder's Building Giants list

2002

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May

Highland Homes ranked #154 biggest builder in America - Builder Magazine's Builder 100 / Next 100 list

2001

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April

Professional Builder ranks Highland Homes in the Building Giants list as #365 largest builder in the nation

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January

UF Florida 100 recognizes Highland Homes as #56 on list of Fastest Growing Companies in Florida

1999

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November

Highland Homes recognized as #1 Fastest Growing Company in Florida (Growth Rate of 2171% during first three years in business) - University of Florida's Florida 100 list

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September

The Wall Street Journal's recognizes Highland Homes as #1 Fastest Growing Company in Florida - Florida Journal's Top 40 Growth Companies by Percentage in 1998

1998

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September

Highland Homes ranked #13 largest builder in Tampa Bay - Tampa Bay Business Journal's Top 25 Home Builders List (for closings in Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties)

1997

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September

Highland Homes ranked as #14 largest builder in Tampa Bay - Tampa Bay Business Journal's Top 25 Home Builders List (For closings in 1996, a partial year of business for Highland Homes, in Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties)

1996

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July

Highland Homes was established with a dedication to building quality homes in Central Florida