About Toll Brothers

Company History

INTRO

Toll Brothers Story

We love to say that our pride is palpable. Not only are we proud of the superior quality luxury homes we build, we're proud of the legacy we've crafted within the home building industry.

INTRO
Our story begins
1967

Our story begins

Toll Brothers is founded by Bob and Bruce Toll in southeastern Pennsylvania. Inspired by their father, a home builder, the brothers build their first two homes, colonials.

1967
A new era
1975

A new era

After building homes in Pennsylvania for nearly a decade, Toll Brothers breaks ground on its first large master planned community concept following the completion of the newly connected I-95 corridor to New York City, transforming Bucks County, PA into a bedroom community.

1975
Crossing the border
1982

Crossing the border

Toll Brothers makes its first move out of Pennsylvania, entering neighboring state New Jersey.

1982
1984

1,000 happy homeowners

Toll Brothers sells its 1,000th home.

1984
Going public
1986

Going public

Toll Brothers becomes a public company, and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TOL) with revenues of $124.6 million from 15 communities.

1986
Expanding the business of building
1987

Expanding the business of building

Enters Northern Delaware.

The in-house marketing firm, Toll Architecture, and ESE, the engineering, survey and environment planning group, are launched.

First Toll Integrated Systems (TIS) opens in the Philadelphia area to manufacture and supply quality engineered construction components and related services.

1987
A move to finance the dream
1988

A move to finance the dream

Enters Maryland.

Toll Brothers extends into the mortgage industry with Westminster Mortgage in Delaware, now named TBI Mortgage, and serving 20 states.

Bob and Bruce Toll are awarded Builder of the Year by Professional Builder magazine.

1988
Becoming a leader
1990s

Becoming a leader

Toll Brothers becomes the largest builder of luxury homes in the U.S.

1990s
Toll takes on golf
1991

Toll takes on golf

With the acquisition of Blue Bell Country Club, a golf community in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Toll Brothers enters the golf and resort market.

1991
1992

The start of something special

Enters Virginia and Connecticut.

The first-ever "Toll Gala" fundraiser is held. This event continues to be held annually and has been a great success year-after-year, benefitting national organizations like the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society.

Westminster Title, a subsidiary of Toll Brothers opens, its doors.

1992
Real growth
1993

Real growth

Enters New York.

Toll Brothers sells its 10,000th home.

Toll Landscape is launched and now serves Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia.

1993
1994

Going west

Enters North Carolina, and expands beyond the East Coast into California.

1994
1995

A business on the rise

Enters Florida and Texas.

Toll Brothers conducts its first builder acquisition, Geoffrey H. Edmunds & Associates, Inc., a Scottsdale, Arizona-based luxury home builder, to enter Arizona.

Westminster Security subsidiary launches, now TBI Smart Home Solutions.

1995
The digital realm
1996

The digital realm

Toll Brothers makes its debut online when TollBrothers.com goes live.

1996
1997

A lock on security

Westminster Security subsidiary launches, now TBI Smart Home Solutions.

1997
For sale—or rent
1998

For sale—or rent

Enters Nevada and Illinois.

Toll Brothers acquires Coleman Homes to enter Las Vegas.

Toll Golf & Country Club Division is launched with the first Toll Brothers-built golf course at Laurel Creek Country Club in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, featuring an Arnold Palmer-designed golf course.

Dulles Green apartment community in Herndon, Virginia becomes the first rental community developed by Toll Brothers.

1998
New life for empty nesters
1999

New life for empty nesters

Enters Michigan with the acquisition of Detroit's Silverman Companies.

Toll Brothers develops its first Active Adult community with Riviera at Westlake in New Jersey.

Toll Integrated Systems opens a second location in Emporia, Virginia.

1999
2001

New terrain

Enters Colorado.

2001
2003

Bright lights, big city

The acquisition of Hoboken, NJ-based The Manhattan Building Company spurs the launch of Toll Brothers City Living division.

Jacksonville, Florida-based builder Richard R. Dostie, Inc. is also acquired.

2003
Show and tell
2004

Show and tell

The first Toll Brothers Design Studio opens in Florida offering home buyers a showroom environment to view and compare the luxury and designer options available for a new Toll Brothers home. Today, there are more than 25 Design Studio locations in key locations throughout the country.

2004
2005

Bringing beauty to the airwaves

Enters Minnesota.

With a continued commitment to philanthropic endeavors, Toll Brothers begins its sponsorship of the Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcasts, which continues today.

Toll Brothers acquires the Central Florida/Orlando division of Landstar Homes.

2005
The big apple calls
2006

The big apple calls

Making its Manhattan debut, Toll Brothers City Living develops its first high-rise luxury condominium, One Ten Third, which features 21 stories and 77 residences.

Groundbreaking Design Your Own Home online tool is awarded the coveted Webby Award.

A third Toll Integrated Systems location opens in Knox, Indiana.

2006
Architectural achievement
2008

Architectural achievement

Toll Brothers' Naval Square community is recognized by the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia as a recipient of the 2008 Grand Jury Award for Preservation Achievement for the preservation of historically significant architecture and structures throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan region, South Jersey, and Delaware.

2008
Passing the torch
2010

Passing the torch

Doug Yearley is named Chief Executive Officer of Toll Brothers, and Bob Toll takes on the role of Executive Chairman.

Gibraltar Capital and Asset Management is launched.

2010
North by northwest
2011

North by northwest

Enters Washington.

Toll Brothers purchases CamWest.

2011
2012

Twice is nice

Toll Brothers is awarded Builder of the Year by Professional Builder magazine for the second time in its history.

2012
New horizons
2013

New horizon

The acquisition of Shapell Industries transforms the Toll Brothers footprint with a major expansion into coastal California.

Toll Brothers City Living expands into metro-Washington, DC.

Building off of previous rental community success, the Toll Brothers Apartment Living division is launched.

Toll Brothers develops its first active adult community west of the Mississippi with Anthem Ranch in Colorado.

Culpepper, Virginia becomes the site of the fourth Toll Integrated Systems location.

2013
2014

The next level

Toll Brothers sells its 100,000th home.

Toll Brothers is named Builder of the Year by Builder magazine.

With the launch of Toll Brothers Campus Living and the development of Terrapin Row at the University of Maryland, Toll Brothers changes student housing with a vibrant makeover.

2014
2015

Reward of recognition

Toll Brothers takes the #1 spot for the honors of the "World's Most Admired Company/Home Builders" by FORTUNE magazine and "America's Most Trusted Builder" by Lifestory Research.

For the sixth year in a row, Toll Brothers is voted as one of the Top Workplaces by the Philadelphia Inquirer. The company is also nominated as one of the Top Workplaces for Millennials by FORTUNE magazine.

2015
Reward of recognition
2016

A prestigious honor

Enters Idaho with the acquisition of Coleman Homes.

In the FORTUNE magazine 2016 Survey of the "World's Most Admired Companies®"* Toll Brothers is ranked #6 worldwide across ALL INDUSTRIES in Quality of Products/Services Offered after Apple, Walt Disney, Amazon, Alphabet, and Nordstrom, and before Netflix and Facebook. In the same 2016 survey, Toll Brothers is again named the "#1 Home Builder Worldwide".

Toll Brothers celebrates 30 years on the New York Stock Exchange, finishing 2016 with revenues of $5.17 billion.

2016
2017

A milestone year

Toll Brothers celebrates its 50th anniversary.

2017
2018

Industry leader

For the fourth year in a row, Toll Brothers is ranked the "#1 Home Builder Worldwide" on the FORTUNE Magazine "World's Most Admired Companies®" list.**

2018

Investor
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