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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


Makes broad commitment to building 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


Achieves distinction of #1 customer-ranked national homebuilder


Achieves distinction of #1 customer-ranked national homebuilder


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


Launches first all-electric, solar- and battery-powered, microgrid communities in California


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


Named to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and the Drucker Institute’s Management Top 250 list, which identifies the most effectively managed U.S. companies


Set new industry record with 29 ENERGY STAR Market Leader Awards


Received WaterSense® Sustained Excellence Award, the only homebuilder honored by the EPA's WaterSense program for 13 consecutive years


Achieves average HERS® score of 46, the lowest published score in the industry  


Received U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home Housing Innovation Award


First and only homebuilder named to Fortune’s 2023 Change the World list


Builds 190,000th ENERGY STAR® certified home, more than any other builder


Named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award Winner for an unprecedented 14th consecutive year


Named to Newsweek’s 2024 America’s Most Trustworthy Companies list for the third year in a row


Listed as one of America’s Best Midsize Employers by Forbes for the third time, earning a place in the top 20% of all companies listed


Builds 20,900th solar-powered home


Builds 21,800th WaterSense labeled and Water Smart homes


Named to USA Today’s list of America’s Climate Leaders for the second year in a row  


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