William H. Lyon

William H. Lyon

William Lyon Homes (NYSE: WLH) in Newport Beach was the fastest-growing publicly traded OC homebuilder over the last two years, with revenue surging 42% to $2.1 billion.

Much of the growth comes from its March 2018 buy of RSI Communities, then-owned by local entrepreneur and philanthropist Ron Simon. Shares also rose after WLH’s board gave Chairman William H. Lyon to seek investors for a potential buyout.

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The multistate developer and builder traded recently at an $814 million market cap.

For more on OC’s fastest-growing public companies see the Oct. 28 print edition of the Business Journal.