Creating Communities 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.

Employing approximately 100 industry professionals, the company currently has 19 projects under active development — 15 in the Houston region, two in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, one in Austin and one in 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.  As one of the largest residential developers in the country, with home sales in the thousands, Johnson Development has more top-selling master-planned communities in the nation — more than any other developer for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. In addition, Johnson Development had more Texas communities on the list of the nation's best-selling master-planned communities than any other developer for 2020.


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Projects under active development


Square feet of retail and commercial space


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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.


Johnson Development Awards

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