About Johnson Development

Creating Environments that Celebrate Life

Johnson Development is one of the nation’s leading residential and commercial land development companies and was established in 1975 by Larry Johnson.

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Employing approximately 100 industry professionals, the company currently has 21 projects under active development in Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin and Atlanta. These communities represent more than 80,000 residential units and 16.7 million square feet of retail and commercial space on 47,500 acres. Johnson Development has preserved or planted nearly 2 million trees within its developments.

Delivering premier amenities has always been a focus for Johnson Development, which has created thousands of acres of parks, open space, lakes and wetlands, and hundreds of miles of walking trails.  Water parks, clubhouses reminiscent of fine country clubs, and expansive sports parks are common in Johnson Development communities. As one of the largest residential developers in the country, with home sales in the thousands, Johnson Development has had more top-selling master-planned communities than any other developer in the nation over the past 10 years. 

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Johnson Development by the Numbers

Projects under active development
Square feet of retail and commercial space
Employed Industry Professionals
Years of Success

Setting New Standards

That’s what Johnson Development has been doing since 1975 — creating master-planned communities where families can fulfill their dreams and live life to the fullest. Johnson Development’s team of visionaries has elevated the idea of master-planned communities, setting new standards in the types of amenities, lifestyle events, and homes residents can expect. Superb planning allows everyday life to continue seamlessly, with all the intricate pieces of development easily falling into place. Creative approaches convert necessary infrastructure into charming community elements that enhance residents’ lives. And a fearless passion has allowed Johnson communities to be the first to introduce recreational opportunities never before seen in a master-planned development.

Creating communities that celebrate life — that’s what Johnson Development does.

Our Awards

Developer of the Year
Texas Association Of Builders Star Awards
2022, 2020
Developer of the Year
Greater Houston Builders Association Houston’s Best Prism Awards
2022, 2018, 2015, 2013
Developer of the Year
Dallas Builders Association Mcsam Awards
Developer of the Year
Greater Home Builders Association of Austin Max Awards
Developer of the Year
Houston Agent Magazine's Agents' Choice Awards
2023, 2020, 2019
Best Place for Working Parents
The Best Place for Working Parents
2024, 2023, 2022
Top Workplaces
Houston Chronicle
2023, 2022, 2016
Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
2024, 2021, 2020, 2019
Humanitarian of the Year
Greater Houston Builders Association Houston’s Best Prism Awards