In 1946, a carpenter named Joseph C. McBride started McBride & Son. The company was founded with a mission: to provide affordable housing for returning G.I.s from World War II.
With a loan for tools, McBride entered the construction business, building his first home in North St. Louis County. The company’s modest profits, always reinvested, resulted in conservative but steady growth.
During the 1950s and 1960s, expansion led to subdivision housing and apartments. Although construction slowed nationally on the 1970s, McBride & Son was chosen by a major lending institution to develop a large, historic tract of land which would provide upscale housing for 4500 residents.
Growth continued throughout the folllowing decades, as McBride Homes grew under Joseph McBride’s belief that a builder is only as good as the last house they built. Through site selection, plat mapping, architectural design and the finest crafts people, quality construction stood the test of time - remaining the hallmark of every McBride Homes’ product.
Today, McBride is not only Missouri's largest home builder; it has the highest market share of any builder in any top 30 market across the nation.
And our philosophy is simple – provide our customers with excellent service and superior craftsmanship to build the highest-quality homes that meet or exceed their expectations in design, quality, value and customer service.
With more than 70 years of homebuilding experience, our mission is to continue providing a wide range of homes and products, while obtaining quality craftsmanship, affordability for our customers, and the best locations in the St. Louis metro area.