Working to get it right the first time. An American story.
Watt Communities has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of Southern California’s premier home builders. 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 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 leadership in the industry. He was named “Builder of the Year” on several occasions and was 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 and contributed to the school for years. Watt Hall of Architecture and Fine Arts is named after him.
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 in the philosophy of its founder—a third-generation, family-owned business looking forward while still maintaining integrity, responsibility, fairness and our time-tested Watt Communities legacy.
Watt Communities is unique and different from other builders because of our close attention to the details. We uphold higher standards in building homes. The quality goes in before our name goes on. This commitment results in outstanding value for home buyers and owners.
Our mission is “proudly and passionately working together to build a better quality of life.” We believe home is in these details. Watt Communities is a premium quality builder creating value-added homes and communities relevant to a changing world.
2716 Ocean Park Boulevard, Suite 2025
Santa Monica, CA 90405