Watt Communities upholds the highest standards in building homes because we are committed to exceeding the expectations of our future homeowners. Home is in the details.
Close attention to detail is what makes a new Watt Communities home special. Over 70 years of experience has gone into creating homes that are just as functional and energy efficient today as they will be for years to come.
Through our core values and commitment to the Watt Communities Legacy, we deliver outstanding value for homebuyers and take tremendous pride in the homes we build. With an over 70-years track record of successfully creating exceptional communities, we help build a better quality of life every day.
This is our Mission Statement:
Proudly and passionately working together to build a better quality of life.
Proudly—We uphold the Watt Legacy.
Passionately—We have a sense of purpose in what we are engaged.
Working Together—We work collectively with our investors, partners, homebuyers and commercial customers.
Better Quality of Life—For ourselves, our family, our employees and our community.
An American story. It all started with a purpose.
Watt Communities has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the Western United States’ premier homebuilders. It all started with its founder Ray Watt, a prolific builder who did much to define the look of modern Los Angeles.
Ray Watt entered the real estate business in 1947 to build homes for veterans returning from the war who faced a housing shortage. Working with a small crew and a battered pickup truck, they called their company “Night and Day Construction” to match the schedule they were keeping to meet demand.
Ray Watt continued to build for more than six decades, during which time he also served as Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. He has been honored by numerous civic and business organizations for his commitment to the community and for his leadership in the industry. He was named “Builder of the Year” on several occasions by numerous industry trade organizations and is a member of the Housing Hall of Fame of the National Association of Home Builders, among many other awards. He became a trustee of USC in 1969 and contributed to the school throughout his life where Watt Hall of Architecture and Fine Arts is named after him.
Over the years, the company successfully grew from a small building business to a large real estate development organization, credited with more than $6 billion in developed communities and over 100,000 homes. Watt Communities proudly continues on as a third-generation, family-owned business that is forward-looking yet still maintains the integrity, accountability and fairness that is at the core of the time-tested Watt Communities Legacy that originated with its founder.
Watt Communities differentiates itself from other builders because of our close attention to the details. We uphold the highest standards in homebuilding. The quality goes in before our name goes on. This commitment results in outstanding value for our homebuyers.
Our mission is “proudly and passionately working together to build a better quality of life.” We believe home is in the details. Just as it has been since its founding, Watt Communities continues on as a premium homebuilder focused on creating quality homes and communities for a changing world.