(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Meritage Homes.)
By Brad Hunter | Forbes
I had the opportunity to chat at length with Steve Hilton, the outgoing CEO of Meritage Homes MTH. Instead of looking back on his stellar 35-year career, this conversation was about the future, and about homebuilder strategies.
Meritage Homes Corporation, a leading U.S. homebuilder, announced in September that Steven J. Hilton, co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of the Company, will be retiring as CEO effective January 1, 2021, but will continue to provide guidance and oversight in his role as the executive chairman of Meritage’s board of directors. Phillippe Lord, currently chief operating officer of Meritage Homes, has been appointed to serve as CEO upon Hilton’s retirement.
Mr. Hilton has served as chairman and CEO since co-founding the Company in 1985. Meritage Homes is currently celebrating its 35th anniversary under Hilton’s leadership and has grown from a local startup in Scottsdale, Arizona to its current position as one of the largest and most respected national public homebuilders in the United States.