Celebrating 30 Years of Dreaming Boldly
Empire Communities™ has an established tradition of creating prestigious, award-winning new homes and communities, earning a reputation for outstanding detail, care and customer service. For over 30 years, we’ve built homes that make everyday life richer and more sustainable, with enviable designs where smart space planning and quality building meet.
Our company roots in the construction and development industries run deep, and today we are proud to be one of North America’s largest privately held homebuilders, building inspiring new places to live in Toronto and Southwestern Ontario, Canada, Texas, Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Since 1993 we have built more than 32,000 new homes and condos with our dedicated team of over 800 while still maintaining the family-owned-and-operated feel grounded by our core values of growth and innovation.
No two lives are identical; what’s right for you right now will undoubtedly change as life evolves. And while home may mean different things to different people, the underlying narrative never changes: home is more than just a place to store stuff, more than just an address to get the mail and more than a place to retreat to at the end of a long day. Now more than ever, home is a reflection of yourself.
As a homebuilder, we care about more than just the four walls and a door; we build a place for you to create memories, celebrate life and live to the fullest. Whether urban or suburban, in Canada or the US, having a space to call your own shouldn’t be a luxury, it should just be the norm. We never stop learning, testing and trying to be better with every home that we deliver.
The heart and soul of what we do is realized when you visit our communities. At Empire, we embrace the communities we build in and strongly celebrate everything local. We spend time getting to know the small towns or urban neighborhoods we’re new to and seek out the underlying drivers that make these environments special. Understanding that we are newcomers on the block, we spend time getting to know the local people, businesses and culture and do our best to listen, integrate and enhance what’s working. We realize that the role homebuilders play in creating healthy, happy communities is a big one, and as a result we thrive on being able to make a difference, be it big or small.
At Empire, there’s an underlying feeling of care that runs intentionally throughout the organization. Passion and integrity are present in all facets of the business and are demonstrated through the respect and admiration that our employees have for one another. In a culture that honors innovation and virtue, teams organically push and support one another to continue to achieve and reach new heights every day. From product innovation to how we engage and interact with our homeowners, Empire embraces optimism and positivity.
We recognize how lucky we are to have a hand in shaping the future and treat this responsibility with the utmost respect. This approach is the jumping off point we use to continue to better our best, celebrate our wins and learn from our mistakes. Born out of a love of the craft, our owner’s humble approach and sharp business acumen inspires the next generation in homebuilding excellence.
Empathy is a refined skill. The ability to see through someone else’s lens isn’t always easy. That’s why we start each new project by asking “How would I feel if it was me?” Or, “Where would my family sit for dinner, hang their backpacks, or stash their sports bags? Where would I put my oversized blender or sizeable record collection? Would I use a gym or clubhouse?” By asking these questions, we’re able to carefully examine how to build and create to best serve our markets and be empathetic to those who choose to call our communities home.
This trait goes beyond surface and floor plan design; it also drives us to seek greater efficiency in our buildings and use technology and energy-saving practices to build more sustainable products.
EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES
Whether you want to live life with a little more ease in one of San Antonio’s charming small towns or be closer to the city, explore our communities to find the one that’s perfect for you today.