Rausch Coleman Homes
Improving quality of life, one home at a time.
Our journey from good to great is guided by a commitment to Efficiency, Innovation and Collaboration to become a top 10 leader in the homebuilding industry. Our motto - Better Homes. Better Lives.
A strong foundation of building quality homes.
With more than 65 years of experience, and 30,000+ homes built, Rausch Coleman Homes is recognized as one of the top builders in the United States, offering quality construction at a price you can afford.
Rausch Coleman Homes' rich heritage all began on May 6, 1936 when our founder, Ernest R. “Buddy” Coleman was born in Barling, Arkansas. In 1955, at the age of 19, Buddy Coleman built his first home; it sold for less than $4,000. The son of a carpenter, Buddy Coleman supported his family by building homes while also attending Ouachita Baptist University. Over time, Buddy's experience grew from simply being a means to provide for his own family to becoming a way to provide for many families. As he gained momentum and started his own company, Buddy was faced with a question of great importance: what type of builder did he want the company to become? Mr. Coleman chose to provide quality housing people could afford. In his own words: “I wanted to ensure that everyone could realize the American Dream of Home Ownership, not just the fortunate ones.”
John R. Rausch, Buddy Coleman’s grandson, has been working side-by-side with his grandfather since he was 8 years old. Since his childhood, Mr. Rausch has been learning the company’s philosophies and implementing its vision. In the spirit of competition, John built his first home at the age of 18 (one year younger than his grandfather). As he grew older, John became progressively more involved in the company’s operations and expansions. John R. Rausch, a graduate of Southern Methodist University, spent his university years studying Business and Real Estate Finance.
Mr. Rausch’s education, combined with more than a decade of mentorship from Buddy Coleman, prepared him well for becoming the Chairman/CEO of Rausch Coleman Homes in 2006. In 2015, John R. Rausch led the company with new operations into San Antonio, Texas.
At Rausch Coleman Homes, we honor God through our commitment to Integrity and Excellence in all aspects of homebuilding. We place the highest value upon the customer by exceeding expectations, and upon our team members by committing to professional development. We aspire to build the best quality affordable homes and we hold ourselves accountable to that goal.
Remaining faithful to our heritage and our goal over the last 65+ years (and through four generations), we have built over 30,000 new homes throughout Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Texas, and most recently, Alabama. Rausch Coleman Homes is the largest builder of new homes in the States of Arkansas and Oklahoma. Rausch Coleman Homes is ranked 36th by Builder Magazine on their Top 100 list of U.S. builders for 2018.