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McBride Homes and J.H. Berra Announce New Land Development Company

(Mar 23, 2018)

McBride Homes, Missouri’s largest home builder, has entered into a joint venture with J.H. Berra to create a new land development company, Elite Development Services, LLC.

“We are excited to have the two largest development companies in the area join forces for this exciting new venture,” said John F. Eilermann, CEO and Chairman of McBride Homes.

The new company, Elite Development Services LLC, will develop homesites for McBride Homes as well as multiple joint builder neighborhoods, plus offer construction management for homebuilders in the area.

Between the two companies, Berra and McBride have developed over 4,000 homesites in the last 5 years, including the Arbors of Rockwood in Eureka, Cobblestone Crossing in O’Fallon, and Winding Bluffs in Jefferson County.

Their new joint venture will launch with two master planned communities including Windswept Farms, a 600 homesite community located off Highway 109 and Highway W, and Fienup Farms, a 223 homesite community located off Wild Horse Creek Road in Chesterfield.

“As Elite Development, we are excited to also work with some of the most prominent companies in St. Louis,” stated John Berra, Jr. of J.H. Berra. “We will develop and manage projects for other homebuilders including top prestigious builders Fischer & Frichtel and Consort Homes.”

Eilermann and Berra will serve as co-chairman of Elite Development Services, LLC. Al Hicks of Berra will serve as CEO, Jeremy Roth of McBride Homes will serve at President, and Josh Foster of Berra will serve as Vice President. Elite’s headquarters will remain at 5091 Baumgartner Road in St. Louis.

“Between our experienced team and various business relationships, we are excited to be able join forces as this new company,” explains Eilermann. “These are two strong St. Louis companies that look forward to working together and bringing some great new developments to the area.”

McBride Homes, celebrating over 70 years of building, offers homes in over 50 communities in metro St. Louis. McBride is based in Chesterfield and is the largest homebuilder in St. Louis and the state of Missouri. The company is currently ranked as the 41st largest privately owned builder in the country and is 64th largest overall.

J.H. Berra Construction is a full-service construction company offering design, engineering, paving, and site utilities. The firm provides work in the residential, commercial and municipal sectors and has been in business since 1963. With more than 250 skilled employees and several business divisions J.H. Berra is a leader in the construction field in St. Louis.

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