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Edward J. Robson

Well-regarded as one of the nation’s most successful active adult community developers, Edward J. Robson remains community focused and understands the importance of giving back and being actively involved – not just in his own community, but in the greater community as well.

There’s a great sense of pride when I drive through Sun Lakes each day to our corporate headquarters. With almost 20,000 people living here, it gives you perspective as to how far you’ve come.

- Edward J. Robson
Early Years

Edward J. Robson was born September 21, 1930 in Brighton, Massachusetts, and grew up in Belmont and Arlington, both nearby suburbs of Boston. During his senior year at Arlington High School, Robson was a starter on the school’s New England Championship Hockey Team. He attended Bridgton Academy from 1949 to 1950 where he also played hockey.

Robson began his college career at Colorado College where he was active in hockey and baseball earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business & Banking.

After graduation, Robson was married to LaNelle Beck in Phoenix and shortly after, joined the United States Marines. During a five-year tour, Robson was granted leave to play hockey for Team USA in 1955 and the next year, 1956, was selected to become a member of the US Olympic hockey team. Robson closed out his last three years completing flight school and flying Marine helicopters in Hawaii.

Career

Robson began his real estate career with Coldwell Banker in 1960 and joined the Del Webb Corporation shortly thereafter. In 1972, he started his first Robson Resort Community, Sun Lakes, located in Sun Lakes, Arizona. Today, Robson oversees active adult communities in Arizona and Texas: PebbleCreek in metro Phoenix, Arizona; SaddleBrooke in north Tucson, Arizona, The Preserve in north Tucson, Arizona; SaddleBrooke Ranch in the north Tucson area; Quail Creek in Green Valley, Arizona; Robson Ranch Arizona in Eloy, Arizona and Robson Ranch Texas in Denton, Texas.

Each Robson Resort Community offers unsurpassed luxury homes within communities that combine a beautiful setting and live up to founder Ed Robson’s passion for creating excellence in every retirement resort.

Honors, Awards, and Philanthropy

More than 100 awards and honors have been bestowed to the Robson Resort Communities over the past five decades recognizing Ed Robson and his team for outstanding achievements in the homebuilding industry.

Robson’s impressive accolades include Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Arizona State University, Outstanding Business Leader from Northwood University, the Doctor of Humane Letters from Colorado College, the prestigious Grand Award from the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona, a Golden Hammer award for his generous donations to Habitat for Humanity, the Semper Fidelis Award by the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, as well as the Lee T. Hanley Community Leadership Award from the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation.

In addition, Robson has been honored by the National Association of Home Builders 55+ Housing Council with a Builder of the Year award and also an Icon of the Industry award. The National Association of Home Builders also honored Robson with a Best in American Living “Hall of Fame” award for significantly impacting the residential design and construction field.

Robson’s been inducted into his high school Hall of Fame in Arlington, Massachusetts, and more recently, into Colorado College’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

One of the most important parts of Ed Robson’s life has been philanthropy. He prides himself on giving back to the community and making a positive difference in people’s lives.

Philanthropic efforts by Robson include significant contributions to charitable organizations, cultural & educational endeavors, and health-related organizations. Robson’s philanthropic support includes the Barrow Neuroscience Tower at St. Joseph’s hospital, Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Arizona State University, and the University of Arizona.

In 2008, the Ed Robson Family branch of the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Phoenix opened its doors, and in 2015 contributions were made to Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona to help revitalize the Boys Hope home.

Robson is one of the Founders for the newly renovated Sun Devil Football Stadium at Arizona State University. He also established an endowment to help fund the hockey program at Bridgton Academy.

Most recently, the Ed Robson Arena opened in Colorado Springs. Robson attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the hockey arena named in his honor at Colorado College.   Robson played hockey for the CC Tigers in the 1950s and is a key donor for the state-of-the-art complex. The 3,407 seat-arena is approximately 120,000 square feet and includes competition space, locker and restrooms, concessions, storage, and administrative offices. A multipurpose space and outdoor patio will be used for various events and student activities.

Since 1972

In 1972, Edward J. Robson, Founder & Chairman of Robson Communities, Inc., began his legacy of creating exceptional retirement communities for active adults. Today, more than 50,000 people call a Robson Resort Community home. Each Robson Resort Community combines a beautiful setting with visionary homes, impressive amenities and countless social opportunities.

When I go into a clubhouse, homeowners will come up to me and thank me for building a wonderful place to live. It’s rewarding to know that you’ve made a positive impact on people’s lives.

- Edward J. Robson
1970's

The concept of providing active adults a resort lifestyle was pioneered by Ed Robson in the early ’70’s. Robson acquired 2,560 acres of farmland in a limited partnership for the Sun Lakes development near Chandler, Arizona, in 1972. Initially, the partnership only sold lots and mobile homes in order to compete with Sun City. Robson survived the energy crisis in the mid-seventies and bought out his partners.

In late 1976, Robson made the decision to switch from offering mobile homes to on-site built single family homes. Sun Lakes continued to flourish during the next two decades despite record-high interest rates in the early 1980s and the downturn in the housing market in the late 1980s/early 1990s. Now sold-out, Sun Lakes is comprised of approximately 10,000 homes, five golf courses, five country clubs, two shopping centers and a medical and education center.

1980s

Recognizing the development potential of the Tucson area, SaddleBrooke opened in 1987, the second Robson Resort Community in Arizona. Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, SaddleBrooke showcases panoramic mountain views, stunning high-Sonoran desert terrain and world class resort amenities. Close to 10,000 people currently live at SaddleBrooke, which features 63 holes of golf, three country clubs, the DesertView Sports Club & Performing Arts Center, on-site convenience market & retail center and an array of activities.

After weathering the savings & loan crisis of the late 1980s, SunBird, located in Chandler, Arizona, was acquired from the REO portfolio of a St. Louis Savings & Loan institution in 1989. This active adult community, which features an 18-hole executive golf course and a 40,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, was sold-out in 1998 with more than 1,600 homes built.

1990s

The next development in Metro Phoenix was PebbleCreek, a Robson Resort Community located in the city of Goodyear. Launched in 1993, PebbleCreek helped establish the southwest valley of Phoenix as a popular destination for homebuyers in the 1990s. More than 8,000 homeowners currently call PebbleCreek home and enjoy a variety of resort-style amenities including 54 holes of championship golf, two country clubs, state-of-the-art Sports & Aquatics facilities featuring a 20-court Pickleball complex and a Performance Arts Theater featuring local and national acts.

Quail Creek, located in southern Arizona, was acquired in the summer of 1999 and had sold less than 100 homes in ten years. After developing new products, amenities and activities, Quail Creek has sold more than 2,000 homes. Amenities now include 27 holes of championship golf, a luxurious clubhouse, restaurant, indoor & outdoor sports facilities showcasing 16 Pickleball courts and a Creative Arts & Tech Center, all with the Santa Rita Mountains providing a picturesque backdrop.

2000s

After many years of extensive research and feasibility studies in the Texas market, the first Robson Resort Community opened outside of Arizona, in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex with the official grand opening in May 2001. Robson Ranch, located south of Denton off I-35W, is now home to more than 3,000 homeowners who enjoy resort-style living including championship golf, fitness, sports, creative arts and much more.

In 2004, The Preserve at SaddleBrooke was unveiled, located within the northern section of SaddleBrooke in North Tucson. The Preserve offers the pinnacle of country club living with luxurious homes situated on premium homesites, world-class amenities and dramatic mountain views of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

With Sun Lakes near sell-out status, Robson Ranch Arizona was launched in August 2005 to meet the housing demand for active adults in the southeast area of metro Phoenix. Situated in the Eloy/Casa Grande area, Robson Ranch Arizona offers an abundance of social and recreational opportunities. Multi-million dollar amenities include the Ranch House, spanning 39,000 sq. ft. under roof, the Sports & Aquatics complex, championship golf, pro shop, restaurant, softball, 16 Pickleball courts and more.

In 2008, SaddleBrooke Ranch opened just north of Tucson, just a few miles from its sister community, SaddleBrooke. Beautiful mountain vistas from almost every direction provide a scenic backdrop to luxury homes and stunning resort-style amenities. In addition to championship golf, walking trails and La Hacienda Club featuring indoor & outdoor pools, fitness center, Bistro, multi-purpose rooms and spa, SaddleBrooke Ranch currently showcases the largest pickleball complex in Southern Arizona with 24 courts.

2010s

An extensive selection of new amenities was introduced at several Robson Resort Communities to provide homeowners an exceptional resort-style environment.

In 2010, La Hacienda Club opened at SaddleBrooke Ranch offering a wealth of amenities including indoor and outdoor pools, the fully equipped Viva Fitness Center, tennis and Pickleball courts, Esperanza Spa, and so much more.

Quail Creek expanded its fitness facilities with the debut of Anza Athletic Club in 2011. The state-of-the-art facility features cardio and weight machines, multi-purpose fitness studios, and a wellness room. In addition, a Pickleball complex made its debut at Quail Creek in 2013 featuring 16 courts, ramada and restrooms.

Significant amenities were added in 2015 at Robson Ranch Arizona, PebbleCreek and Quail Creek. The stunning Ranch House is the newest social hub at Robson Ranch Arizona and features the Hermosa ballroom/auditorium with stage, multi-purpose room, lounge and coffee bar, a private dining room and more. In addition, the fitness center was completely renovated at Robson Ranch Arizona featuring the latest in exercise equipment. At PebbleCreek, an additional 12 Pickleball courts were completed bringing the total to 20. Plus, this community welcomed a new dog park, fitness studios, two additional tennis courts and the beautiful Oasis Pool complex. At Quail Creek, the impressive Creative Arts & Technology Center, spanning 12,348 sq. ft., opened its doors featuring a variety of rooms catering to the homeowners’ artistic aspirations.

SaddleBrooke Ranch received an extensive amenities expansion in 2016 which further provides both current and future residents with the ultimate active adult resort lifestyle. The amenities expansion includes a 24 court Pickleball Complex with 12-lighted courts and a ramada with restrooms, dog park, and pro shop featuring a putting green, driving range, and practice bunker. A Creative Arts & Tech Center opened in July 2018. In addition, a well-appointed Clubhouse with ballroom/auditorium with stage, full-service grille and bar, private dining room, relaxing fireside lounge area opened October 2018.

At Robson Ranch Texas, the Wildhorse Grill has exciting new additions including a new dining room, centralized bar with wrap-around seating for 16 along with additional table seating, extended patios, expanded kitchen and covered BBQ area. The expansion also includes an event lawn with gazebo – the perfect place for a variety of social activities, parties, weddings and get-togethers that will serve the needs of this growing community. Other new amenities include an expansion of pickleball facilities with the community now boasting 16 outdoor courts.

Award Winning Living

Over the past few decades, the Robson Resort Communities have received rave reviews, accolades and top honors from industry leaders such as award-winning architects, leading editors and business experts, each of which inspires the company to continually pursue innovation.

It is truly rare to find a home builder which excels in each phase of the home purchase and ownership experience!

- EDWARD J. ROBSON

NAHB Best 55+ Builder of the Year Award

Robson Communities has been named the 2020 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) “Best 55+ Builder of the Year” during the 2020 NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, NV. This award reflects Robson Resort Communities’ continued dedication to developing and building exceptional communities for the 55 plus buyer.

MAME Grand Award

For the third consecutive year, Robson Resort Communities has been recognized with the prestigious Grand Award winner as “Builder of the Year” by the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona at the 2018 Major Achievements in Merchandising Excellence (MAME) awards which honors outstanding efforts of builders, land developers, interior designers, architects, sales managers and sales associates

2021 Eliant Homebuyers’ Choice Awards

Robson Resort Communities earned multiple honors at the 2021 Annual Eliant Homebuyers’ Choice Awards for its commitment to providing quality purchase and ownership experiences. This national, prestigious awards program is based on the results of more than 170,000 surveys which were administered to recent homebuyers from over 185 new home builders across the United States.

2021 - Awards and Honors
Association
Eliant
Award
25th Annual HomeBuyer's Choice Awards

Top 10 Finish Awards for builders closing more than 276 homes in the following categories:

  • Purchase Experience
  • Design Experience
  • Highest Percentage of Sales from Referrals
  • Design Representative of the Year, Jessica Collins of PebbleCreek – 3rd Place TIE

Top 10 Finish Awards for builders closing more than 125 homes in the following categories:

  • Design Representative of the Year, Melissa Rasmussen of PebbleCreek – 1st Place
  • Construction Representative of the Year, John Orlandi of Robson Ranch Texas – 2nd Place TIE
2020 - Awards and Honors
Association
National Association of Home Builders 55+ Housing Industry Council
Award
Best of 55+ Housing

Gold Award

  • Builder of the Year, Robson Communities
  • Detached Home up to 2,000 Sq. Ft. – Quail Creek, Mandara Model
  • Detached Home 2,501-3,000 Sq. Ft. – SaddleBrooke Ranch, Avalon Model
  • Detached Home over 3,000 Sq. Ft. – The Preserve at SaddleBrooke, Bacara Model
  • Attached Home up to 1,700 Sq. Ft. – Quail Creek, Cholla Model
  • Clubhouse or Amenity Center over 200 Homes Community, SaddleBrooke Ranch
  • Indoor Common or Amenity Space – Robson Reserve at PebbleCreek
  • Interior Merchandising of a Model over 3,000 Sq. Ft. – The Preserve at SaddleBrooke, Bacara Model
  • Online Marketing Campaign – “Live Life Inspired” for Robson Communities
  • Print Ad – “Boom” for Robson Communities
  • Websites – Robson Communities

Silver Award

  • For Sale Community over 200 Homes – Robson Ranch Texas
  • For Sale Community over 200 Homes – SaddleBrooke Ranch
  • Detached Home 2,001-2,500 Sq. Ft. – PebbleCreek, Solaris Model
  • Attached Home up to 1,700 Sq. Ft. – Quail Creek, Ocotillo Model
  • Interior Merchandising of a Model 2,501-3,000 Sq. Ft. – SaddleBrooke Ranch, Avalon Model
  • Integrated Marketing Strategy or Campaign – “Live Life Inspired” for Robson Communities
  • Independent Living Community – Robson Reserve at PebbleCreek
  • Sales or Marketing Event – “Paperback Writer – The Complete Beatles Experience” for Robson Communities
  • Lifestyle Program – “Health and Wellness” for Robson Communities
Association
Eliant
Award
24th Annual HomeBuyer's Choice Awards

Top 10 Finish Awards for builders closing more than 276 homes in the following categories:

  • Top 10 Finish award as a single division builder for overall purchase and ownership experience.
  • Design Experience
  • Percentage of Sales from Referrals
  • First-Year Quality

Specific recognition and congratulations go to:

  • Sales Representative of the Year, Doug Taylor of PebbleCreek – Top 10 Finish/High Volume Survey Response rate
  • Design Representative of the Year, Katie Thompson of Quail Creek – 3rd Place/Medium Volume Survey Response rate
  • Design Representative of the Year, Megan Lopez of Robson Ranch Texas – 3rd Place/ Medium Volume Survey Response rate
  • Construction Representative of the Year, Kevin Kingsley of PebbleCreek -3rd Place/ Medium Volume Survey Response rate
  • Construction Representative of the Year, Justin Fernandez of PebbleCreek – Top 10 Finish/ Medium Volume Survey Response rate
  • Construction Representative of the Year, John Orlandi of Robson Ranch Texas – Top 10 Finish/ High Volume Survey Response rate
  • Customer Service Representative of the Year, Chad Williams of PebbleCreek, 5th Place/ High Volume Survey Response Rate
  • Customer Service Representative of the Year, Bill Frey of Robson Ranch Texas – Top 10 Finish/ High Volume Survey Response Rate
2019 - Awards and Honors
Association
Eliant
Award
23rd Annual HomeBuyer's Choice Awards

Top 10 Finish Awards for builders closing more than 276 homes in the following categories:

  • Top 10 Finish award as a single division builder for overall purchase and ownership experience.
  • Design Experience

Specific recognition and congratulations go to:

  • Sales Representative of the Year, Linda Drinkwater of Robson Ranch Texas – Honorable Mention based on a High Volume Survey Response Rate
  • Design Representative of the Year, Melissa Rasmussen of PebbleCreek – 2nd PLACE – based on a Medium Volume Survey Response Rate
  • Design Representative of the Year, Kelly Weese of Robson Ranch Arizona – Honorable Mention – base on a Medium Volume Survey Response Rate
  • Design Representative of the Year, Deana Ronquillo of SaddleBrooke Ranch – Honorable Mention – base on a Medium Volume Survey Response Rate
  • Construction Representative of the Year, Pat Myers of PebbleCreek – 2nd PLACE – based on a Medium Volume Survey Response Rate
  • Construction Representative of the Year, Dave Wimett of Robson Ranch Texas – 2nd PLACE – based on a High Volume Survey Response Rate
  • Construction Representative of the Year, John Orlandi of Robson Ranch Texas – 3rd PLACE – based on a High Volume Survey Response Rate
Association
Where to Retire Magazine
Award
50 Best Master-Planned Communities
  • Robson Ranch Arizona
  • Robson Ranch Texas
2018 - Awards and Honors
Association
National Association of Home Builders 55+ Housing Industry Council
Award
Best of 55+ Housing

Gold Award

  • Sonrisa Model at The Preserve at SaddleBrooke Detached Home (Over 3,000 Sq. Ft.)

Silver Award

  • Tesoro Model at Quail Creek Detached Home (2,001 – 2,500 Sq. Ft.)
  • Aubrey Model at Robson Ranch Texas Detached Home (2,501 – 3,000 Sq. Ft.)
  • Aria Model at SaddleBrooke Ranch Attached Home
  • Fresco Model at PebbleCreek Interior Merchandising of a Model (2,001 – 2,500 Sq. Ft.)
  • Tesoro Model at Quail Creek Interior Merchandising of a Model (2,001 – 2,500 Sq. Ft.)
  • Aubrey Model at Robson Ranch Texas Interior Merchandising of a Model (2,501 – 3,000 Sq. Ft.)
  • Sonrisa Model at The Preserve at SaddleBrooke Interior Merchandising of a Model (Over 3,000 Sq. Ft.)
  • Builder of the Year
Association
Home Builders Association of Central Arizona
Award
Major Achievements in Merchandising Excellence (MAME) XXXIII
  • Grand Award
  • Best Billboard
  • Best Ad Campaign by a Master Planned Community (DesertFest) – PebbleCreek (Special Recognition)
  • Best Detached Product Design for Homes from $350,001-$500,000 – PebbleCreek, 2,165 Solaris
  • Best Detached Active Adult Product Design under $300,000 – Robson Ranch Arizona, 1,997 Fresco
  • Best Detached Active Adult Product Design $300,000 and over – PebbleCreek, 2,313 Vienta
  • Best Outdoor Merchandising for Homes Under $450,000 – PebbleCreek, 2,020 Fresco
  • Best Outdoor Merchandising for Homes $450,001 to $700,000 – PebbleCreek, 3,077 Bacara
  • Best Sales Person of the Year with a Company Closing Less than 250 homes a Year – PebbleCreek, Doug Taylor
  • Administrative Team Member of the Year, Robson Resort Communities, Stacie Mikol
Association
ENERGY STAR®
Award
2018 ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes Market Leader Award - Robson Ranch Texas
2017 - Awards and Honors
Association
Home Builders Association of Central Arizona
Award
Major Achievements in Merchandising Excellence (MAME) XXXII
  • Grand Award
  • Best Magazine Ad
  • Special Recognition MAME Award – TV Spot
  • Best Outdoor Merchandising for Homes under $450,000 – PebbleCreek, Avalon model
  • Special Recognition MAME Award-Best Detached Active Adult Product Design Under $275,000-Robson Ranch Arizona, Pavona, 2,157 Plan
  • Rookie Sales Person of the Year
  • Administrative Team Member of the Year
  • Best Detached Product Design From Homes from $350,001 to $450,000-PebbleCreek, Avalon, 2,695 Plan
  • Best Attached Product Design, PebbleCreek, Lago, 1,737 Plan
  • Best Detached Active Adult Product Design $275,000 and Over, PebbleCreek, Bacara, 3,077 Plan
Association
Eliant
Award
21st Annual HomeBuyers’ Choice Awards

1st Place

  • Robson Resort Communities Arizona – First-Year Quality – High Volume Builders (276+ closing in 2016)

3rd Place

  • Robson Resort Communities Arizona – Design Selection Experience – High Volume Builders (276+ closing in 2016)
  • Robson Resort Communities Arizona and Texas- Overall Home Purchase & Ownership Experience
  • Robson Resort Communities Arizona – Purchase Experience – High Volume Builders (276+ closing in 2016)

Honorable Mention

  • Robson Resort Communities Texas – Construction Experience – Large Volume Builders (126-275 closings in 2016)
  • Robson Resort Communities Texas – Design Selection Experience – Large Volume Builders (126-275 closings in 2016)
  • Robson Resort Communities Texas – Purchase Experience – Large Volume Builders (126-275 closings in 2016)
Association
National Association of Home Builders 55+ Housing Industry Council
Award
Best of 55+ Housing

Best 55+ Builder of the Year

  • Robson Communities

Gold Award

  • Montecito Model at Robson Ranch Arizona (Detached Home up to 1,700 Sq. Ft.)
  • Freedom Villa Model at Robson Ranch Texas (Attached Home 901 – 1,700 Sq. Ft.)
  • Legend Villa Model at Robson Ranch Texas (Attached Home Over 1,700 Sq. Ft.)
  • SaddleBrooke Ranch Clubhouse (Clubhouse On the Boards)
  • Sonrisa Model at The Preserve at SaddleBrooke (Detached Home On the Boards)
  • Sales Brochure, The Preserve at SaddleBrooke (Brochure)
  • DesertFest at PebbleCreek (Sales /Marketing Event)
  • Corporate Website, Robson.com (Builder)
  • Living Well at Robson Ranch Texas (Lifestyle Program)
  • Pickleball Complex at Robson Ranch Arizona (Outdoor Lifestyle Amenity)</li
Association
Where to Retire Magazine
Award
50 Best Master-Planned Communities
  • Robson Ranch Arizona
  • Robson Ranch Texas
2016 - Awards and Honors
Association
National Association of Home Builders’ 55+ Housing Council
Award
Best of 55+ Housing

Gold

  • The Ranch House at Robson Ranch Arizona

Innovation Achievement

  • Creative Arts & Technology Center at Quail Creek
Association
Home Builders Association of Central Arizona
Award
Major Achievements in Merchandising Excellence (MAME) XXXI
  • Grand Award
  • Best Detached Active Adult Product Design over $275,000 Robson Ranch Arizona – Verso 2,402
  • Best Detached Active Adult Product Design Under $275,000 Robson Ranch Arizona – Altura 1,956
  • Best Detached Product Design for Homes from $350,001 to $450,000 PebbleCreek – Sonata 2,541
  • Best Detached Product Design for Homes From $275,001 to $350,000 PebbleCreek – Sera 1,837
  • Best Detached Product Design for Homes Under $275,000 Robson Ranch Arizona – Altura 1,956
  • Best Interior Merchandising for Homes Under $275,000 Robson Ranch Arizona – Pavona 2,157
Association
Eliant
Award
20th Annual Eliant HomeBuyers’ Choice Awards

1st Place

  • Construction Experience – High Volume Builders Category
  • Overall First-Year Quality – High Volume Builders Category

2nd Place

  • First-Year Customer Service Experience – High Volume Builders Category

3rd Place

  • Design Selection Experience – High Volume Builders Category
Association
Ideal-Living Magazine
Award
Best of the Best List

Pebble Creek

  • Best Pickleball Clubs
  • Best Outdoor Living

The Preserve at SaddleBrooke

  • Best Mountain Views

Robson Ranch Arizona

  • Best Outdoor Living Designs
  • Best Design Center

Robson Ranch Texas

  • Best Tennis Courts
  • Best Pickleball Courts
  • Best Walking Paths

SaddleBrooke Ranch

  • Best On-Site Spa Facilities
  • Best Pickleball Courts
  • Best Nature Trails

Quail Creek

  • Best Social Calendars
Association
Golf Inc.
Award
Clubhouse of the Year Renovation - Robson Ranch Arizona
Association
Builder Magazine
Award
Top 100 Builders in the U.S. - Robson Communities
Association
Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation
Award
Lee T. Hanley Community Leadership Award - Edward J. Robson
2015 - Awards and Honors
Association
Where to Retire Magazine
Award
50 Best Master-Planned Communities
  • Robson Ranch Arizona
  • SaddleBrooke Ranch
  • Robson Ranch Texas
Association
Home Builders Association of Central Arizona
Award
Major Achievements in Merchandising Excellence (MAME) XXX
  • Best Detached Product Design Homes Under $300,000 (Verso, Robson Ranch Arizona)
  • Best Ad Campaign by a Home Builder
  • Best Television Ad

Finalist Awards

  • Best Design Center
  • Best Attached Product Design (Viva, PebbleCreek)
  • Marketing Manager/Director of the Year
Association
Builder Magazine
Award
Top 100 Builders in the U.S. - Robson Communities
Association
Eliant
Award
19th Annual HomeBuyers’ Choice Awards

1st Place

  • Construction Experience – High Volume Builders Category
  • Overall First-Year Quality – High Volume Builders Category
  • First-Year Customer Service Experience – High Volume Builders Category
  • Design Selection Experience – Honorable Mention
  • The Purchase Experience
  • High Volume Builders Category
  • The ELIANT Award
Association
ENERGY STAR®
Award
Certified Homes Market Leader
  • Robson Resort Communities – Arizona
  • Robson Ranch Texas
Association
National Association of Home Builders’ 55+ Housing Council
Award
Best of 55+ Housing

Gold Award

  • Sales/Marketing Event – DesertFest at SaddleBrooke Ranch
  • Lifestyle Program – LifeLong Learning at PebbleCreek

Silver Award

  • Attached Home – Sagebrush Villa Model at Robson Ranch Arizona (Up to 1,800 Square Feet)
2014 - Awards and Honors
Association
Eliant
Award
18th Annual HomeBuyers’ Choice Awards

Robson Resort Communities 1st Place

  • Construction Experience – High Volume Builders Category
  • First-Year Quality – High Volume Builders Category
  • The First-Year Customer Service Experience – High Volume Builders Category

Robson Resort Communities 2nd Place

  • Purchase Experience – High Volume Builders Category
  • Design Selection Experience – High Volume Builders Category
  • Overall Home Purchase & Ownership Experience – Multi-Divisional Builders Honorable Mention
  • Percent of Sales from Referrals – High Volume Builders Catagory
Association
Builder Magazine
Award
Top 100 Builders in the U.S. - Robson Communities
2013 - Awards and Honors
Association
National Association of Home Builders’ 55+ Housing Council
Award
Best of 55+ Housing Hall of Fame "Best in American Living" - Edward Robson, Robson Communities
Association
Where To Retire Magazine
Award
50 Best Master Planned Communities
  • Robson Ranch Arizona
  • Quail Creek
  • SaddleBrooke Ranch
  • Robson Ranch Texas
Association
Eliant HomeBuyers’ Choice Awards
Award
17th Annual HomeBuyers’ Choice Awards

1st Place

  • The Design Selection Experience – High Volume Builder Category
  • The First-Year Customer Service Experience – High Volume Builder Category
  • Overall First Year Quality – High Volume Builder Category

2nd Place

  • Homebuyers’ Ratings of ‘The Purchase Experience’ – High Volume Builders
  • The Construction Experience – High Volume Builders
  • The Construction Experience – High Volume Builders
  • High Percent of Sales from Referrals (31.0%) – High Volume Builders
Association
Where To Retire Magazine
Award
Hall of Fame Community - PebbleCreek
2012 - Awards and Honors
Association
Eliant
Award
16th Annual HomeBuyers’ Choice Awards "Highest First-Year Quality" - Robson Communities
Association
National Association of Home Builders’ 55+ Housing Council
Award
Best of 55+ Housing Awards “First Place - Best Clubhouse” – SaddleBrooke Ranch La Hacienda Club (over 5,000 Sq. Ft.)
Association
National Association of Home Builders
Award
Best in American Living (BALA) Awards “First Place - Best Clubhouse” SaddleBrooke Ranch La Hacienda Club
2011 - Awards and Honors
Association
Where To Retire Magazine
Award
Best Master Planned Communities – Short List
  • PebbleCreek
  • Robson Ranch Arizona
  • Quail Creek
  • Robson Ranch Texas
  • Association
    Where To Retire Magazine
    Award
    Community on the Rise - SaddleBrooke Ranch
    Association
    Where To Retire Magazine
    Award
    Hall of Fame Community - SaddleBrooke
    2010 - Awards and Honors
    Association
    Where To Retire Magazine
    Award
    Best Neighborhood - Robson Ranch Arizona
    2009 - Awards and Honors
    Association
    Where To Retire Magazine
    Award
    Best Neighborhood - Quail Creek
    Association
    Arizona Business Magazine
    Award
    Arizona’s Top Ten Master-Planned Communities (Southern AZ)
    Association
    Arizona Business Magazine
    Award
    Arizona’s Top Ten Active Adult Communities
    2008 - Awards and Honors
    Association
    Arizona Business Magazine
    Award
    Arizona’s Top Ten Active Adult Communities
    Association
    Arizona Business Magazine
    Award
    Arizona’s Top Ten Master-Planned Communities (Maricopa County)
    Association
    Arizona Business Magazine
    Award
    Arizona’s Top Ten Master-Planned Communities (Southern Arizona)
    Association
    Professional Builder Magazine
    Award
    Housing Giants #67
    Association
    National Association of Home Builders
    Award
    Best of 55+ Housing Awards "Gold" - Home Design (over 2,400 sq. ft.)
    2007 - Awards and Honors
    Association
    National Association of Home Builders
    Award
    Best of 55+ Housing Awards "Gold" Clubhouse (Large)
    Association
    National Association of Home Builders
    Award
    Best of 55+ Housing Awards "Gold" Home Design (over 2,400 Sq. Ft.)
    Association
    Affiliated with Center of Creativity
    Award
    Telly Award – “PebbleCreek 2006” TV Spot
    Association
    Where To Retire Magazine – Editor’s Choice
    Award
    Hot Neighborhoods
    Association
    Where To Retire Magazine
    Award
    100 Most Popular Places to Retire
    • Phoenix #1
    • Tucson #9
    • Eloy/Casa Grande #13
    Association
    Where To Retire Magazine
    Award
    America’s 100 Best Master-planned Communities
    Association
    Arizona Republic
    Award
    Republic 100 – Arizona’s Largest Employers, Ranked #75
    Association
    Dallas Business Journal
    Award
    Most Active Metroplex Residential Communities - Robson Ranch Texas #20
    Association
    Business Journal Phoenix
    Award
    50 Arizona Corporate Excellence COS., - Robson Communities #9
    2006 - Awards and Honors
    Association
    National Association of Home Builders
    Award
    Best of 55+ Housing "Silver" Planned Active Adult Clubhouse (Large)
    Association
    Builder Magazine
    Award
    Top 100 Builders in the U.S.
    Association
    Arizona Business Magazine
    Award
    Arizona’s Top Ten Active Adult Communities
    Association
    Professional Builder Magazine
    Award
    Housing Giants #69
    2005 - Awards and Honors
    Association
    Affiliated with Center of Creativity
    Award
    Telly Award “Robson Ranch…A Life as Big as Texas” Marketing Video
    Association
    Builder Magazine
    Award
    Top 100 Builders in the U.S.
    Association
    Arizona Business Magazine
    Award
    Arizona’s Top Ten Active Adult Communities
    Association
    Where To Retire Magazine
    Award
    Top 100 Best Master-Planned Communities
    Association
    Professional Builder Magazine
    Award
    Housing Giants #49
    Association
    Arizona Business Journal
    Award
    ACE Award “Top 50 Private Companies” - Robson Communities #6
    2004 - Awards and Honors
    Association
    Bridgton Academy
    Award
    Bridgton Academy Hall of Fame - Edward J. Robdon
    Association
    Arizona Business Journal
    Award
    ACE Award “Top 50 Private Companies” - Robson Communities #7
    Association
    National Association of Home Builders
    Award
    "Platinum" Best Large Community Amenities
    Association
    Affiliated with Center of Creativity
    Award
    Telly Award “Find Your Place in the Sun” National Marketing Video Telly Award
    Association
    Arizona Newspapers Association
    Award
    Excellence in Advertising "First Place"
    Association
    Arizona Business Magazine
    Award
    Arizona’s Top Ten Retirement Communities
    Association
    Builder Magazine
    Award
    Top 100 Builders in the U.S.
    2003 - Awards and Honors
    Association
    Where To Retire Magazine
    Award
    Top 100 Master-Planned Communities
    Association
    Arizona Business Magazine
    Award
    Arizona’s Top Ten Retirement Communities
    Association
    Builder Magazine
    Award
    Top 100 Builders in the U.S.
    2002 - Awards and Honors
    Association
    Arizona Business Magazine
    Award
    Ranking Arizona #1 Master-planned Community in Tucson
    Association
    Arizona Business Magazine
    Award
    Arizona’s Top Ten Retirement Communities
    2001 - Awards and Honors
    Association
    Builder Magazine
    Award
    Top 100 Builders in the U.S.
    Association
    Professional Builder Magazine
    Award
    “Giant 400” Robson Communities #46
    Association
    Arthur Anderson’s
    Award
    “Arizona 100” Robson Communities #9
    Association
    Where To Retire Magazine
    Award
    America’s 100 Best Master-Planned Communities - Robson Communities Arizona
    Association
    Arizona Business Magazine
    Award
    Arizona’s Top Ten Retirement Communities
    2000 - Awards and Honors
    Association
    National Conference for Community and Justice
    Award
    Human Relations Award - Edward & Michelle Robson
    Association
    Arizona Business Magazine
    Award
    #1 Retirement Community - Robson Community
    Association
    Where To Retire Magazine
    Award
    Top 100 Master-Planned Communities
    1999 - Awards and Honors
    Association
    National Conference for Community and Justice
    Award
    Human Relations Award - Edward & Michelle Robson
    Association
    Arizona Business Magazine
    Award
    #1 Retirement Community - Robson Community
    Association
    Where To Retire Magazine
    Award
    Top 100 Master-Planned Communities
    1998 - Awards and Honors
    Association
    Northwood University
    Award
    Outstanding Business Leader - Edward J. Robson
    Association
    Westmarc Awards
    Award
    Best In The West "Honorable Mention" PebbleCreek
    Association
    New Choices Magazine, a Publication of Reader’s Digest
    Award
    Top 20 Retirement Communities in America - SaddleBrooke
    1997 - Awards and Honors
    Association
    Newcomer Society of the United States
    Award
    Newcomer Society Honor
    Association
    New Choices Magazine, a publication of Reader’s Digest
    Award
    Top 20 Retirement Communities in America
    • Sun Lakes
    • PebbleCreek
    • SaddleBrooke
    1996 - Awards and Honors
    Association
    Ernst & Young
    Award
    Entrepreneur of the Year – Real Estate/Construction - Edward J. Robson
    Association
    New Choices Magazine, a publication of Reader’s Digest
    Award
    Top 20 Retirement Communities in America
  • Sun Lakes
  • PebbleCreek
  • SaddleBrooke
  • 1995 - Awards and Honors
    Association
    New Choices Magazine, a publication of Reader’s Digest
    Award
    Top 20 Retirement Communities in America
    • Sun Lakes
    • PebbleCreek
    • SaddleBrooke
    1994 - Awards and Honors
    Association
    ASU’s College of Business
    Award
    Entrepreneur of the Year - Edward J. Robson
    Association
    American Subcontractor’s Association of Arizona
    Award
    Project of the Year
    Association
    National Association of Homebuilders & National Council on Seniors
    Award
    Silver Seal Award
    Association
    U.S. President’s Council on Fitness
    Award
    Silver Eagle Award
    Association
    New Choices Magazine, a publication of Reader’s Digest
    Award
    Top 20 Retirement Communities in America
  • Sun Lakes
  • PebbleCreek
  • SaddleBrooke
  • 1993 - Awards and Honors
    Association
    American Subcontractor’s Association of Phoenix
    Award
    Best Residential Homebuilder of the Year
    Association
    Home Builders Association of Central Arizona
    Award
    Best Product Design for Senior Housing
    Association
    Home Builders Association of Central Arizona
    Award
    Best Interior Merchandising
    Association
    National Association of Home Builders
    Award
    Best in American Living Award (Finalist)
    Association
    Pacific Coast Builders Conference
    Award
    Best in the West (Merit Winner)
    Association
    National Council on Senior Housing
    Award
    Best in Senior Housing (Finalist)
    Association
    Home Builders Association of Central Arizona
    Award
    Home Builders Grand Award (Finalist)
    1992 - Awards and Honors
    Association
    Home Builders Association of Central Arizona
    Award
    Homebuilders Grand Award (Finalist)
    Association
    Home Builders Association of Central Arizona
    Award
    Best Model Complex
    Association
    Home Builders Association of Central Arizona
    Award
    Best Interior Merchandising
    Association
    Home Builders Association of Central Arizona
    Award
    Best Sales Office Over 600 Sq. Ft. (Finalist)
    1991 - Awards and Honors
    Association
    Home Builders Association of Central Arizona
    Award
    Best Model Complex (Finalist)
    Association
    Home Builders Association of Central Arizona
    Award
    Best Sales Office Over 600 Sq. Ft. (Finalist)
    Association
    Home Builders Association of Central Arizona
    Award
    Best Interior Design (Finalist)