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When it comes to building homes, experience says a lot. The Drees Homes commitment to excellence runs four generations deep. They’ve been family owned and operated since 1928. This year, the company is proudly celebrating its 90th anniversary.
The Drees Legacy
The Drees story began in 1928 when German immigrant, Theodore Drees, crossed the Atlantic with visions of a better life and started a new business. A little brick cape cod in Wilder, Kentucky, the first Drees home, stands in tribute to Theodore’s dedication to craftsmanship that endures. Theodore’s son, Ralph, joined the business in 1959 after serving in the Army. It was Ralph’s philosophy of diversification and industry leadership that took the company into new markets.
Theodore’s grandson, David Drees, the President and CEO since 2000, now leads the company. Drees Homes continues to flourish after 90 years in business and is now the nation’s 14th largest privately-owned homebuilder, and the 32nd largest overall.
A Home Show Experience Unlike Any Other
While Drees homes are inspired by a strong tradition of excellence in home building, every Drees home is also built around the future. In 12 markets across the country, Drees has built an anniversary show home to showcase the innovative new construction technology that is continually incorporated into every one of their new homes.
Cleveland’s anniversary show home, the Vanderburgh at McIntosh Farms in Avon, will be opening its doors for tours this July. This home honors the company’s past with a 1920s-style exterior and celebrates the future with cool modern design, plus cutting-edge home technology, on the interior.
When you tour the home, you’ll notice cutting-edge features. For example, a WiFi thermostat allows you to easily control your home’s climate even when you’re away and a special faucet offers touchless activation to turn the water on with the wave of your hand. You’re even able to control lighting, entertainment, security and even your shower with the sound of your voice. Additionally, you can lock your door from your mobile phone or receive a text alert when someone enters your home. There are so many features to love in the anniversary show home.
Save the date! Cleveland’s 90th Anniversary Home Show begins this July. For additional details, visit dreeshomes.com/90years.