5. April 2016 -

Walton -

The Walton Group of Companies Announces Builders for Chisholm Trail Ranch

The Walton Group of Companies (Walton), a privately held, multi-national real estate investment and development group in Texas, with U.S. headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, has announced the builders for Chisholm Trail Ranch, a master-planned community of residential homes and commercial-retail properties.

Walton’s 261-acre residential community is the first new development to begin construction along the $1.4 billion Chisholm Trail Parkway, which opened in May 2014. The Chisholm Trail Ranch community will feature approximately 1,100 single- family residential homes – Phase 1 will include 179 home sites.

“We’re excited to work with Antares, Dunhill, HistoryMaker and Sandlin Homes on this landmark first project along the new Chisholm Trail Parkway,” said John Vick, President South Region, Walton Development and Management. “We selected these veteran local builders for their experience and the quality of their homes. They are an integral piece in establishing Chisholm Trail Ranch as we introduce this fresh, new thoughtfully-crafted community that meets the needs of the way families live today.”

Antares Homes has been building homes in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for over 18 years. Founded by Texas Association of Home Builders Hall of Honor member Ron Formby, the company was acquired by Tommy and Lisa McAden in December of 2013. Since 2013, Antares has focused primarily on developing home offerings that match its Customer’s lifestyles, expanding its community footprint, strengthening its relationships with the Realtor community, and implementing processes to provide a great home buying experience to its Customers.

Dunhill Homes is a division of Winchester Carlisle family of companies, headquartered in Dallas. The Dallas Business Journal ranked Dunhill Homes #18 on the list of fastest-growing private companies in North Texas. It is one of a handful of builders nationwide that builds each home to meet the high standards of both the Energy Star and the Environments for Living Energy Guarantee Program. Dunhill Homes has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an Energy Star Certified Homes Leadership in Housing Award recipient for 2013 and 2014.

HistoryMaker Homes is one of the top homebuilders in the DFW area for move-up and new homebuyers. Family-owned and operated, it has become one of the most-trusted names in home building in Dallas/Fort Worth. Currently under fourth- generation leadership, HistoryMaker Homes remains as dedicated to the local community as it was when founder O.N. Mitchell began his company in 1949. The company is known for its innovative floor plans and energy efficiency at competitive price points.

Sandlin Homes is a family-owned business that’s been following a tradition of excellence for more than 59 years. Founded by J.B. Sandlin and operated by his sons Mike, Terry and Scott Sandlin and their brother-in-law Matt Speight, Sandlin Homes has earned numerous accolades for its ethics and community involvement. It was named "Texas Builder of the Year" by the Texas Association of Builders, as well as the Greater Fort Worth Association of Builders "Builder of the Year" in 1971, 1990, 2000, 2002 and 2014.

The commercial and retail component of Chisholm Trail Ranch will be executed by Stratford Land and the real estate investment firm Legacy Capital. “Building the residential portion is the first step in transforming Chisholm Trail Ranch into a flourishing community with retail, shopping and dining,” said Peter Aberg, Partner at Legacy Capital.

“With the newly opened Chisholm Trail Parkway and easy access to downtown Fort Worth, Chisholm Trail Ranch is positioned to become a vibrant master-planned community in this growth corridor,” said Vick.