Shea Homes 1997-Present

Shea Homes  1997-present

In August 1997 J.F. Shea Company, parent company of Shea Homes, purchased the community of Highlands Ranch, along with its sister communities, Mission Viejo and Aliso Viejo in Carlifornia.  J.F. Shea Co., Inc. was one of the oldest and largest privately held operations in the country. Established in the 1880s Shea had participated in some of the country's most historical building projects, including work on the Hoover Dam, Golden Gate Bridge and numerous tunnels around the world.  Shea Homes had its beginnings in 1968 and builds residential units and develops master-planned communities throughout the United States..  Shea Homes had aggressive plans to continue the development of Highlands Ranch, including the mixed use Town Center near Broadway and Highlands Ranch Parkway. 


An affiliated company, Shea Properties, also expanded the business parks, apartment complexes, and other commercial areas as part of the master plan for the community.

Development continued, as the community was only half built out in the late 1990’s. New neighborhoods where Shea Homes built homes included Kently Hills, The Highlands Ranch Golf Club, and Eastridge Pointe. 

Today Highlands Ranch is almost completely built out, with the relatively recent additions of The Backcountry and Central Park.