Oakwood Homes is New Master Developer for Reunion Community in Commerce City
Denver-based L.C. Fulenwider Inc. (Fulenwider) announced today that Oakwood Homes is the new master developer for Reunion, a 2,500-acre community in the northeast Denver Metro area that is currently home to nearly 2,000 families. Under this agreement, Fulenwider will continue to maintain ownership of the community, while the master plan development transitions from Shea Homes to Oakwood Homes.
“I am excited by the transition and know that Reunion and its residents will benefit from Oakwood Homes’ expertise in developing and implementing community-focused master plans,” stated Cal Fulenwider, CEO of Fulenwider. “Shea Homes has been a tremendous partner in the initial development of Reunion, and I am confident that Oakwood Homes will be excellent stewards of the future expansion of this wonderful community.”
Originally established in 2001 as a Shea Homes Master Planned Community, Reunion encompasses more than 900 acres of mixed-use and commercial development within Commerce City. It houses a 21,000 sq. ft. recreation center, 152 acres of parks, an 18-hole golf course, 10 miles of trails, 8 acres of lakes and an adjacent grocery store and other retail amenities. Oakwood Homes is one of four home builders in the community, and is currently building the 2017 St. Jude Dream Home in Reunion.
“Our mission is to create luxury homes that are accessible and customizable at every budget and stage of life,” said Pat Hamill, founder and chief executive officer of Oakwood Homes. “We will complement the existing personality of Reunion by creating community gathering spots for residents, expanding educational options for children, and building quality homes that reflect the existing look and feel of community.”
Oakwood’s future plans for Reunion include additional residential homes, constructing an active 50+ adult community, enhancing educational opportunities for children, and creating additional neighborhood amenities that strengthen the community feel.
“Reunion has embodied our vision for what a great master-planned community should be,” shared Chetter Latcham, Division President of Shea Homes. “But there’s more to do, and we wanted Reunion to be in the hands of a company who could build on our original vision and make it even better for residents and prospective homeowners. Oakwood Homes is an experienced developer and builder in the Northeast Metro Denver area, and we’re confident that Reunion will be in good hands.”
“I’m proud to have had the opportunity to work closely with both of these exemplary master developers, and I know that Pat Hamill and the Oakwood Homes team will continue to build on Reunion’s existing community feel,” said Fulenwider.
About Oakwood Homes
Oakwood is proud to be part of the Clayton family, a Berkshire Hathaway company, and is committed to the growth and development of the Front Range. Oakwood has delivered over 15,000 homes to date. Oakwood, as well as its founder Pat Hamill, have been recognized as leading community philanthropists. Through Oakwood’s BuildStrong Education (formerly named Foundation for Educational Excellence), they have committed to education reform and early childhood education.
Pat Hamill has served as co-chair of the Early Childhood Leadership Commission for the State of Colorado, as well as Chairman of Colorado Concern, an organization that focuses on business issues and education reform for the state of Colorado. In 2015, Hamill was named Corporate Citizen of the Year by the Denver Business Journal. In April, 2017, he was awarded The Cal Frazier, Investing in Education Award by the Public Education Business Coalition (PEBC) for his leadership on innovative educational solutions for PEBC.