Meritage Homes Appoints Christopher Ryan to Florida Division President

Dallas, Texas, UNITED STATES

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Meritage Homes Corporation, a leading U.S. homebuilder, announced the appointment of Christopher Ryan to Florida Division President.

In this role, Mr. Ryan is responsible for growing the company's presence in the Tampa, Bradenton and Sarasota areas. He will oversee the division’s growth strategy and day-to-day operations, including land acquisition and development, home construction, customer service, sales and marketing.

Mr. Ryan brings more than 27 years of experience in the homebuilding industry, with a consistent track record of improving revenues, providing fiscal planning and leading operations teams in uniquely challenging markets.  

Prior to joining Meritage Homes, Mr. Ryan worked with nationwide homebuilders including WCI, and prior to that Ryland Homes, KB Home and Pulte Homes. He is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he earned his degree in construction management.

“We are pleased to have Chris take the helm of our Tampa division,” said Meritage Homes Chief Operating Officer Phillippe Lord. “With his breadth of experience and deep knowledge of the market, we are confident that he can lead our business to further capitalize on the long-term growth opportunities in this area.”

About Meritage Homes

Meritage Homes is the eighth-largest public homebuilder in the United States, based on homes closed in 2016. Meritage Homes builds and sells single-family homes for first-time, move-up, luxury and active adult buyers across the Western, Southern and Southeastern United States. Meritage Homes builds in markets including Sacramento, San Francisco Bay area, southern coastal and Inland Empire markets in California; Houston, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Austin and San Antonio, Texas; Phoenix/Scottsdale, Green Valley and Tucson, Arizona; Denver and Fort Collins, Colorado; Orlando, Tampa and south Florida; Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina; Greenville-Spartanburg and York County, South Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; and Atlanta, Georgia.

Meritage Homes has designed and built over 100,000 homes in its 31-year history, and has a reputation for its distinctive style, quality construction, and positive customer experience. Meritage Homes is the industry leader in energy-efficient homebuilding and has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence Award every year since 2013 for innovation and industry leadership in energy efficient homebuilding.

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