For Mattamy Homes, Mesaâ€™s Eastmark seemed like a natural fit, said Steve Sasso, the division president for Mattamy in Arizona.
will offer 56 â€œexclusiveâ€ lots, ranging in size from 9,000 square feet to 12,000 square feet, said Sasso
, who joined the company three months ago, but has built his
career in home construction in Arizona.
started in Canada in 1978 and entered the U.S. market â€" building homes first in Minneapolis, Minn. â€" in 2003.
Since its beginning, Mattamy
has built more than 60,000 homes.
The company came to Arizona in late 2007 and now has developments in Peoria, Surprise and Goodyear
, as well as Mesa.
Since then, it has constructed and closed on between 300 and 350 homes, Sasso
With the market upsurge, Mattamy
expects to build 300 homes in its next fiscal year alone, which began June 1.
Rather than reusing floor plans from development to development, Sasso
said the company tries to target the neighborhoodâ€™s market.
picked Eastmark â€" and made a more than $10 million investment in the first phase of the project â€" because of the strong employment base in Mesa, the growth and transportation nearby, and the potential for the south East Valley.
â€œWe believe that corridor is going to continue to grow and itâ€™s a desirable area with the freeways close by, the 202 and the 60,â€ Sasso said. â€œWe believe the long term is going to be good.â€
Mattamyâ€™s mark on the East Valley
will extend beyond Mesa in the near future, Sasso
â€œWe are looking at projects in Chandler and Gilbert as we speak and have several projects tied up.
We are very, very much committed to being in Gilbert and Chandler,â€ he
has been a successful venture for Mattamy
so far, Sasso
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