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65 years.
650,000 homeowners

A history of firsts that have expanded the American Dream


Eli Broad and Donald Kaufman launch Kaufman and Broad Building Company, with an innovative idea to build slab homes that make homeownership more affordable for first-time buyers. In the first year, the company reports sales of $1.7 million.

Goes public, raising $1.8 million in its initial public offering


Introduces innovative “Townehouse” designs to appeal to people who would normally rent rather than buy


Establishes its own mortgage company to offer financing directly to customers


First homebuilder to offer limited warranties on their homes


Kaufman and Broad establishes a design and development department dedicated to researching homebuilding preferences

First homebuilder to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange


Introduces its first energy-efficient, environmentally friendly home designs in the wake of the oil crisis


First homebuilder to reach the 100,000 home mark


Introduces “The California Series” of homes across California, improving economies of scale, leveraging consistent corporate image and increasing brand awareness


Begins using television advertising to directly reach first-time homebuyers, supported by a national customer marketing phone center


Introduces new business model, now called KB Edge, offering built-to-order homes with exceptional personalization at an affordable price

Opens first design showrooms, now known as KB Home Design Studios


Builds first ENERGY STAR® certified home


Rebrands as KB Home, with focus on building one home at a time for one family at a time


First national homebuilder to publish an annual sustainability report


Commits to build 100% EPA ENERGY STAR certified new homes



First national homebuilder to build EPA WaterSense-labeled homes


Opens first all-solar communities


Unveils one of the first net-zero energy production homes in California


Wins EPA Indoor airPLUS Leader Award


Builds 10,000th solar-powered home


Builds 10,000th solar-powered home


Achieves distinction of #1 customer-ranked national homebuilder


Achieves 49 average HERS score, the lowest published score in the industry, making the company the #1 energy-efficient national homebuilder


Named to the Wall Street Journal’s Management 250 list of the 250 most efficient and effectively managed companies in the country


Only national builder named to Newsweek’s 2021 list of America’s Most Responsible Companies for the second consecutive year


Named one of America’s Best Midsize Employers By Forbes, earning a place in the top 10% of all companies listed


Recognized among “World’s Most Admired Companies” on Fortune’s 2022 list, a ranking of the most respected and reputable companies in the world


Builds 165,000th ENERGY STAR® certified homes, more than any other builder


Wins 12th consecutive ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award and 7th consecutive WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award


Sets new industry record by earning and unprecedented 28 EPA ENERGY STAR® Market Leader Awards, more than any other homebuilder


Becomes first national homebuilder to commit to EPA’s highest water-efficiency standards in drought-stricken Arizona, California and Nevada