Winn Communities, based in Sacramento, California, develops master planned communities and invests in other related real estate. The company was started in 1998 by President and Founder Tom Winn. The following is a brief company history:




Winn Construction was formed. Over a four-year period the company built approximately 100 homes, primarily in rural areas throughout the Sacramento Valley. 


Tom began Winncrest Homes with family members in 1983 and the homebuilding company grew to become the largest in the Sacramento Valley. During this time, the business interests expanded into land development, mortgage, escrow, flooring and landscape businesses. After building approximately 10,000 homes, Winncrest was sold to national homebuilder Lennar.


Tom and Lennar created a joint venture called Lennar Winncrest to develop large master planned communities. Under Tom’s management the company became the largest master plan developer in Northern California. Through partnerships with Lennar and others, the Company was involved with the entitlement and development of over 30,000 home sites throughout the Sacramento region and Nevada. Notable communities include Natomas Park, Westlake, Heritage Park, Stonelake, and Anatolia. The Lennar Winncrest partnership continues to this day.


Winn Communities was formed to invest in and manage various real estate projects. The company’s prime focus is on land development. In addition, the company developed 12 retail centers in partnership with Donahue Schriber, a Southern California retail development company. Winn Communities has also purchased approximately 1,000 single family homes and is currently involved in building single family homes for lease, the development of assisted living / memory care facilities, office building acquisition, and commercial site development. The company continues to concentrate on the entitlement and sale of residential communities, holding thousands of acres of development property throughout Northern California.


What We've Achieved

Over the past 30+ years, Tom Winn and the companies he has owned and operated have received numerous industry awards, including:

Tom Winn

  • California Building Industry Association - Hall of Fame (2002)

  • North State BIA - Don McCormick Memorial President's Award (2000)

  • Lennar Corporation - Community Developer of the Year (2003)

  • Sacramento Land Economics Society - Outstanding Achievement Award (2018)

Winncrest Homes

  • BIA - Builder of the Year, Superior California (1988)

  • Pacific Coast Builders - Gold Nugget Grand Award (1993)

Communities built by Winncrest Homes and Lennar Winncrest

  • NAHB - Community of the Year, Silver: Natomas Park (2001)

  • 5x North State BIA - Community of the Year: Driftwood (1984), Charter Point (1985), Antelope Heights (1987), Natomas Park (2001), Westlake (2002)