Startup family homebuilding firm hopes to have D-FW houses going by end of year

A new North Texas family-owned homebuilding company hopes to have its first houses under construction by the end of the year.

Longtime Dallas-Fort Worth homebuilder Bill Darling and his son-in-law, Zach Schneider, are just getting Tradition Homes off the ground. Darling and his brothers in the 1980s started the well-known D-FW builder Darling Homes.

When they sold the company in 2013 to Arizona-based Taylor Morrison Homes, the 25-year-old builder had more than two dozen communities in D-FW and the Houston area.

"My non-compete was up at the end of the year," Darling said. "Zach's always wanted to build a homebuilding company. We are going to take it good and slow and look for A-plus locations. We look to continue some relationships we have had for the last 30 years."


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