Inside Toll Brothers

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Company History

The Toll Brothers story.

At Toll Brothers, 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.

Our foundation.

It all started in the mid 1960s when two brothers, Bob and Bruce Toll, found the right piece of land in rural Pennsylvania and opened their first new home community in 1967. They had a vision for building more than just homes. Together, they recognized a growing demand for luxury homes within communities where amenities, convenience, and friendships created a unique lifestyle.

Our progress.

Decades later, we're proud to be the nation's premier builder of luxury homes. Our master-planned communities, golf courses, active living communities, and city living properties are located in 51 markets and 20 states across the U.S.

We're also proud of our multiple ancillary businesses, including mortgage services, engineering, component manufacturing, assembly, and beyond. By design, our subsidiaries are fully integrated with Toll Brothers to deliver on our brand.

A History of Toll Brothers

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.

Our story begins
1967
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.

A new era
1975
1982

Crossing the border.

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

Crossing the border
1982
1984

1,000 happy homeowners.

Toll Brothers sells its 1,000th home.

1984
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.

Going public
1986
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.

Expanding the business of building
1987
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.

A move to finance the dream
1988
1990s

Becoming a leader.

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

Becoming a leader
1990s
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.

Toll takes on golf
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
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.

Real growth
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
1996

The digital realm.

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

The digital realm
1996
1997

A lock on security.

Westminster Security subsidiary launches, now TBI Smart Home Solutions.

1997
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.

For sale—or rent
1998
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.

New life for empty nesters
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
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.

Show and tell
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
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.

The big apple calls
2006
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.

Architectural achievement
2008
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.

Passing the torch
2010
2011

North by northwest.

Enters Washington.

Toll Brothers purchases CamWest.

North by northwest
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
2013

New horizons.

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.

New horizons
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
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.

Reward of recognition
2016
2017

A milestone year.

Toll Brothers celebrates its 50th anniversary.

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

2017

Toll Brothers Careers

Build the American Dream with us.

Interested in building the American dream with Toll Brothers? We're a company where pride in our work is infused into everything we do. We settle for nothing but the highest quality – in the homes we build and the talent we recruit. Building a career with us offers you the opportunity to have your ideas heard, to see your contributions come to life, and to be rewarded with excellent benefits.

Career opportunities exist in a variety of divisions in the most sought-after markets around the country. From accounting and architecture to hospitality and customer service, a career with Toll Brothers means joining a nationwide team where we're proud to deliver dreams.

Visit TollCareerCenter.com for more information and to see current job listings.

* From FORTUNE Magazine, March 1, 2016 ©2016 Time Inc. FORTUNE and The World's Most Admired Companies are registered trademarks of Time Inc. and are used under license. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Licensee.

** From FORTUNE Magazine, March 1, 2017 ©2017 Time Inc. FORTUNE and The World's Most Admired Companies are registered trademarks of Time Inc. and are used under license. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Toll Brothers, Inc.