William Ryan Homes

Glenview, Illinois

Founded in 1992 in Chicago by William J. Ryan, the company celebrates its anniversary with the same passion, dedication, and vision it had 32 years ago.

In addition to the company motto “Making Homes Personal,” referring to building, personalizing and living in a William Ryan Home, Ryan takes pride in the company’s industry-leading MyHome24-7 program. MyHome24-7 is a private, personal website that gives each William Ryan Homes customer access to their home throughout the building process. Real-time scheduling and photos allow them to watch their home’s progress from the ground up and anticipate construction milestones and delivery dates. Buyers can also make selections and manage warranty requests through the website.

The company offers single-family homes at communities in Phoenix, Arizona; Tampa and Fort Myers, Florida; Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Chicago, Illinois. Ryan emphasizes the core principals and business processes remain the same company-wide. Whether it’s a new plan or improving a process, we always start with ‘what would the customer want?’ If you get that part right, you’re halfway home. The other part is work hard toward the goal of building employee and vendor teams that will follow that thinking, and like to win.”