The K. Hovnanian Story
It is a classic American success story. Ours is a true John Glenn-style story success based on hard work, intelligence, a dedication to excellence and the kind of old-fashioned integrity that is hard to find anymore.
In 1958, Kevork S. Hovnanian, a young Armenian Christian from a prominent family, fled Iraq during a time of religious and political unrest. Like so many of our relatives and ancestors, Kevork came to America to build a better life for his family.
In March of 1959, he founded the company that would come to be known as K. Hovnanian Homes. Since that day, the company has grown to become one of the largest, most popular homebuilders in the United States.
Thanks to a combination of great design, high quality construction, the latest materials and techniques, honest dealings, outstanding value and great costumer service, K. Hovnanian Homes is now one of the country's leading homebuilders.
Operating in 18 States, K. Hovnanian has built homes for more than 233,000 families since its founding.
From the very beginning, our motto has been "The first name in lasting value" And it's truer today than ever.
In 2004, K. Hovnanian Homes acquired long-time Ohio homebuilder Summit Homes, the pioneer of "build on-your-lot" homes in the Midwest.
Founded in 1952 in Canton, Ohio, Summit has perfected the art and craft of beautiful, efficient, high quality yet economical on-your-lot homes throughout Ohio, as well as Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Northern Kentucky.
Summit's huge Ohio distribution center enables the company to receive manufacturers shipments directly at our warehouses and then we, in turn, deliver your entire home, in component parts, right to your home site.
Because we do our own purchasing, stocking and construction, and because we deliver our homes on our own fleet of trucks, we are able to assure an extremely high degree of quality control and save our homebuyers a significant amount of time and money.
Together - thanks to the combined resources and capabilities of these two outstanding companies - more and more families in the Midwest will be able to enjoy the comfort, security and pride of ownership of a K. Hovnanian home.
May we build a new home for your family?