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OUR STORY - A LEGACY OF INNOVATION
We invite you to come and experience for yourself, why Taylor Morrison has been
the home builder of choice to people across the globe for more than 10 decades.
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  • George Wimpey establishes stone working business in the U.K.
  • George Wimpey begins roadwork for London's first electric tramway.
  • Wimpey begins building tramways and roadways for the Middlesex County Council and the 1908 London Olympics.
  • Canadian subsidiary, Monarch, is found by local lawyers as a lending vehicle on apartment buildings.
  • George Wimpey becomes a private company under the name George Wimpey & Co. Limited.
  • 16-year-old Frank Taylor builds two homes in Blackpool, England.
  • Frank's uncle Jack Woodrow lends his name to the underage Frank to create a legal business entity and Taylor Woodrow is born.
  • Wimpey enters the private housing business, opening its first development - the Greenford Park Estate.
  • Wimpey begins building an average of 1,200 houses per year.
  • George Wimpey becomes a public company.
  • Taylor Woodrow becomes a publicly-traded company.
    Taylor Woodrow breaks the U.K. record for house building by constructing a home in Cranford Park Estate in eight days- breaking the old record by two days.
    Taylor Woodrow's first employee newsletter debuts with a photo of three men pulling on a rope. The photos would inspire the Taylor Woodrow logo 20 years later.
  • Taylor Woodrow is building on average more than 50 homes per week.
    Frank Taylor arrives and makes his first American land purchase in Long Island, N.Y. for $1 million.
    Wimpey wins its first large-scale civil engineering job - Team Valley Trading Estate.
    Monarch builds its first house in Canada.
  • Taylor Woodrow expands into contracting and civil engineering by forming Taylor Woodrow Construction Ltd.
  • Taylor Woodrow Construction and George Wimpey form Western Engineering to build militia camps for the impending declaration of war against Germany.
  • Taylor Woodrow rises from house builder to one of the world's largest contracting and civil engineering firms.
  • Wimpey perfects the "No-Fines" technique at Eastcote in Middlesex, allowing walls to be poured with no fine aggregate in the concrete and homes to be constructed without bricks.
    Taylor Woodrow expands its operations to East Africa.
  • Taylor Woodrow is now building houses, schools and factories in England, North America and Africa.
  • Wimpey builds 18,000 Local Authority dwellings per year in the U.K.
    Wimpey builds its first Canadian housing development in Toronto.
    Wimpey begins building three power stations in Hong Kong.
    Wimpey begins property development.
  • Taylor Woodrow receives its first major office building contract, London's Atlantic House, designed by Sir Thomas Bennett.
  • Taylor Woodrow expands its operations to Australia.
  • Taylor Woodrow begins two decades worth of construction at London's Heathrow Airport.
  • Taylor Woodrow begins construction on the world's first full-scale nuclear power station.
  • Taylor Woodrow Canada is formed when the company buys a controlling interest in Monarch Mortgage and Investments Limited.
    Taylor Woodrow has projects underway on every continent.
    Wimpey wins contract to build its first hydro-electric plant.
  • George Wimpey Canada completes its first major project.
  • The Taylor Woodrow Property Company is established to acquire land.
  • The Hong Kong Ocean Terminal is built by Taylor Woodrow International.
  • Monarch purchased first master planned community, The Bridle Trail, Unionville, which lasted into the new millennium.
  • George Wimpey Canada builds 2,000 homes in one year.
  • Monarch purchased next master planned community, Millcroft, Burlington with construction lasting until 2007.
  • Taylor Woodrow and George Wimpey become founding members of the Channel Tunnel (soon to be known as the Chunnel) consortium.
  • Wimpey launches development arm, Wimpey Property Holdings.
  • George Wimpey acquires American homebuilder Morrison Homes.
  • Darling Homes broke ground in their first community, Quail Creek in Stonebridge Ranch.
  • Taylor Woodrow Construction builds Main Street U.S.A. at Disneyland® Paris.
  • The Chunnel, a 31-mile rail tunnel beneath the English Channel opens.
    George Wimpey and Taylor Woodrow are two of the five contractors to have worked on the project.
  • Monarch High Rise builds its first condominium in Canada.
  • Darling Homes enters the Houston market with 'The Enclave'.
  • Taylor Woodrow acquires U.K. homebuilder Bryant Homes. This was transformational in terms of the scale of Taylor Woodrow's U.K. homebuilding business and the first step in the transition to a 'pure' homebuilder.
  • George Wimpey acquires U.K. homebuilder Laing Homes.
  • Monarch wins OHBA "Home Builder of the Year" award.
  • Taylor Woodrow appears twice on the hit ABC Television show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
  • George Wimpey and Taylor Woodrow merge to form Taylor Wimpey in the U.K. and Taylor Morrison in North America.
  • Taylor Morrison becomes the Official Builder of the Dream Home at Innoventions in Disneyland® Park.
  • Taylor Morrison was inducted into the "Best in American Living Award" Hall of Fame. Taylor Morrison has won more BALA statues (36) than any other homebuilder.
    Taylor Morrison's West Florida Division wins Award for highest customer satisfaction scores.
  • GHBA Houston's BEST Builder of the Year.
    Monarch wins BILD "Home Builder of the Year" award
  • Taylor Morrison and Monarch are acquired by TMM Holdings Limited Partnership and renew their journey as a North American centric homebuilder.
  • Taylor Morrison celebrates our 5th Dream Home Giveaway in partnership with the Disneyland® Resort
    Taylor Morrison introduces The Interactive Home™ becoming the first builder to offer a connected home experience.
    Taylor Morrison purchased Texas homebuilder Darling Homes.
    Darling Homes closed on their last home in Stonebridge Ranch after almost 25 years of building in their first community.
    Taylor Morrison launches elem3nts™, to promote homes that use energy in smarter and more efficient ways.
  • April 10, 2013 Taylor Morrison becomes a public company and is now listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TMHC.
    Builder of the Year Award for 2012 by BUILDER.
  • Taylor Morrison in Arizona is voted the #1 Production Homebuilder for 2014 as showcased in Ranking Arizona.
    Taylor Morrison divests of its Canadian operations.
    Taylor Morrison wins Green Builder of the Year by Green Homebuilder magazine.
  • Taylor Morrison in Arizona is voted the #1 Production Homebuilder for 2015 as showcased in Ranking Arizona.
    Taylor Morrison enters the Atlanta market.
    Taylor Morrison enters the Charlotte, Chicago and Raleigh markets.
    Taylor Morrison opens Inspired Title Services, LLC in Texas and Florida.
  • Taylor Morrison is named Lifestory Research 2016 America’s Most Trusted™ Home Builder.