Highlighting Ivory Homes’ commitment to innovation, sustainability, affordability, and community, the esteemed honor was detailed in the December issue, "Innovation With A Capital I(vory)," including the magazine’s cover.
Some of the specific attributes and contributions that earned Ivory Homes Builder of the Year include:
- Innovation, for constantly seeking what’s next in construction, design, finance and regulatory reform and funding awards to colleges and other institutions and organizations to support their development
- Sustainability, for focusing on energy-efficiency, water-wise landscaping and for planting thousands of trees across the state.
- Affordability, for diversifying home offerings, reserving housing for critical workforce, supporting impactful ideas nationally and implementing new ideas in the Utah market.
- Community, for keeping the focus on local, reinvesting in the community, and giving back.
“This is a special honor for our team, our partners, and over 23,000 homebuyers and 3,000 renters,” said Clark D. Ivory, CEO of Ivory Homes. “Successful companies always change, but their principles never do. We are committed to growing and changing with Utah by focusing on the needs of our community, our customers, our team. We will continue to seed and implement innovative approaches to ensure Utahns can continue to afford to call our state home.”
Ivory Homes has led the Utah market for 34 consecutive years, garnering the reputation as one of America’s top local homebuilders. Known for its semi-custom move-up homes, Ivory Homes has dramatically diversified its business over the past ten years to serve every segment in the market, including luxury apartment homes, townhomes, cottages, patio homes, and first and second-time move-up homes.
Pro Builder is the official media partner of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and has been a leading B2B resource for the U.S. housing industry since 1936.
“We are proud to recognize Ivory Homes as our 2021 Builder of the Year for other home builders to learn from and emulate,” said Rich Binsacca, editorial director of Pro Builder Magazine. “Ivory Homes is not about being the biggest builder, but the best. Their sincere commitment to innovation and community are not only admirable, but inspirational.”
In recent years, Ivory Homes has made housing affordability a core focus. This includes establishing Ivory Innovations and the Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability - national innovation challenge - incorporating ADUs into their home designs and developing the Utah Workforce Housing Priority that enables homeownership for our community’s most critical workforce.