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Hayden Homes Overview

Redmond, OR
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Hayden Homes has been the Hometown Builder in communities across the Northwest for 30 years, with an unwavering commitment to building the highest quality home for the lowest possible cost.

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Mission: Hayden Homes exists to Give As You Go™, so together we build a strong community, and lead fulfilled lives.

Company Updates

  • We are EXCITED to announce that Hayden Homes, and Simplicity by Hayden Homes have been selected as the #2 Best Place to Work in Idaho, moving up 4 spots from last year! This list is generated by Populus, an Idaho based independent research company, which specializes in evaluating employee engagement through surveys. This year, 8,500 surveys were completed by employees of 109 Idaho companies. The Best Places to Work list is divided into five categories by number of Idaho employees including: Micro, Small, Medium, Large and Macro. This year, we placed #2 against 32 other companies in the small category.

  • We are thrilled to announce that Hayden Homes and Simplicity Homes, have once again been selected as the #1 Large Company to work for in Oregon!!!!! Our team was recognized with this incredible honor last night at the Oregon Business Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For dinner. It is the dedication and commitment of each of our team members who bring to life our Give As You Go culture that allows us to receive this honor and continue to be named a Best Company to Work For!

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Hayden Homes – Why Work With Us?


From the very beginning, our focus has been on fueling growth in the communities in which we build.

It all started in 1989, when Robert Watson and his wife Virginia moved to Redmond, a small town of 3,700 in rural Central Oregon. Armed with years of experience in both land development and real estate finance, Bob quickly became an active member of the community. It wasn’t long before the Mayor of Redmond approached Bob about building homes that hardworking families could afford to foster growth in this small city; Hayden Homes was born. A few years later, after graduating from college, Bob’s son Hayden Watson and Hayden’s high school friend Dennis Murphy joined him as apprentices. Working, side by side with Bob to learn the business eventually led these two men to earn the primary leadership positions in the company. Today, we honor Bob and Virginia’s spirit of generosity through our actions and belief that giving more than you get should be the norm.


At Hayden Homes we are driven to provide excellence in homebuilding by providing the highest quality home to each and every customer in a professional and courteous manner. This mission is rooted in this concept: if we approach everything we do with a spirit of generosity, we can build fulfillment for our homeowners, team members, the communities in which we build and the entire Northwest.


Hayden Homes has over 14,000 generous homeowners across three states: Oregon, Washington & Idaho. When you purchase a Hayden Home, you become a member of a unique group of individuals who share the belief that our actions make a difference. Your purchase makes it possible for millions of dollars to be invested and continuously reinvested year after year throughout the Northwest.

Team Members:

It is not by luck that Hayden Homes Team Members may be the most generous group of people you will ever meet. The secret is hiring people who believe that fulfilling lives starts with the spirit of giving. This spirit determines everything from the quality of our work to the way we act as a company, and can be summed up in the following set of Core Values and beliefs shared by our Team Members:

SERVICE: Embrace the spirit of giving

INTEGRITY: Do the right thing…even when no one’s watching

QUALITY:  Go the extra mile

WORK ETHIC: Take our work seriously…but not ourselves

DEVELOPMENT: Step out on the skinny branches and experience growth

ACHIEVEMENT: Support each individual, one person at a time

ABUNDANCE MENTALITY: Share…It is our power

Communities & Northwest:

Since our inception we have been passionate about serving the best interests of cities throughout the Northwest. That’s why we proudly invest in the communities in which we build by working with local trades and suppliers. We are proud that 90% of the labor and products used to build our homes is made in the USA.

We have directly and indirectly contributed over 2.1 billion dollars to the Northwest economy since our inception. We work with local leaders to ensure we understand their larger vision; we help drive growth in these cities through improved infrastructure, new schools and critical services.

As a company and as individuals, we are improving the lives of others. We are committed to make our corner of the world a better place.

People tell us that we are among the best places to work in the Northwest. We believe them.

If you are looking for a rewarding career in the construction industry, Hayden Homes may be the place for you! If you have a giving spirit, like to work as part of a progressive team and are inspired to go the extra mile, we’d love the opportunity to meet you!

Join A Legacy
Hayden Homes has been providing quality homes throughout the Northwest for nearly 30 years, but our Senior Management team brings 100 years of combined experience to lead the company through any business challenge.

By joining the Hayden Homes team, you are also becoming part of an exciting and rapidly growing organization.

Feel Empowered
The Hayden Homes culture is one of abundance, where ordinary people are given the support, guidance, and resources to achieve extraordinary performance. This culture also emphasizes teamwork, encourages employees to envision and achieve their personal goals, values each employee and their families, and empowers employees to make decisions entrusting them with the company’s success.

It is this balance of guidance and empowerment that makes Hayden Homes a fun, friendly and exciting place to work and grow in.

Build Your Wealth
Hayden Homes also recruits, hires, trains, and promotes throughout each department and within every level of the company, providing opportunities for advancement no matter the discipline.

Even better, eighty percent of Hayden Homes employees own a Hayden Home, which speaks volumes about their belief in the company and its product, but also allows them to build personal wealth through home equity.

Make Your Mark
At Hayden Homes, team members are encouraged to be the best. Guided by our Core Values, we’ll give you the tools you need to succeed, and in return you’ll make a contribution to the success of Hayden Homes.

Stay Happy
Hayden Homes hires individuals with positive, “can-do” attitudes that have chosen to make their homes in the communities that we build. In turn, our employees have the desire and commitment to succeed and ensure our reputation is upheld.

All job applicants will be given equal and fair consideration on the basis of merit, potential and overall qualifications regardless of race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, genetic information, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by federal, state and local laws.

If you’re willing to take the challenge, and go the extra mile, we’d love to have you on our team.

A regional builder with a quickly growing reputation as one of the Best Places to Work in the Pacific Northwest, Hayden Homes offers exceptional benefits that exist to help its team members grow personally, professionally, and financially.


Home Purchase Discount

Our Team Member Home Purchase Discount is designed to reward and build wealth to those who form a career with us. By offering a significant discount on either a primary residence or an investment property, Team Members can experience our product and homebuying process firsthand, which we believe allows them to deliver superior service to our customers.

Education Benefits

As one of our core values we believe in achievement, setting goals and striving for self-improvement. Hayden Homes offers tuition reimbursement for authorized work-related courses and seminars.

Wellness Coverage

Comprehensive coverage of medical, dental, prescription and vision insurance coverage. Hayden Homes pays the majority of the monthly premium, and you make a small contribution with pre-tax dollars. Flexible Spending Account (FSA) pre-tax reimbursement account for childcare and medical expenses.

401(K) Savings Plan

Hayden Homes generously contributes to your account by matching 100% of the first $4,500 you contribute to the 401(K) Savings Plan.

Paid Time Off

Personal time off includes sick time and vacation time. You’ll receive an allotted number of personal days, increased based on our PTO schedule, as well as receiving seven paid holidays plus your birthday.

Short & Long Term Disability Insurance

Hayden Homes provides short and long term disability insurance benefits for employees that are unable to work due to illness or injury.

Interested in an internship with Hayden Homes? We like your commitment, already!

At Hayden Homes, we provide college students the opportunity to utilize the education and skills learned in the classroom and apply it to the real-world in an environment that is collaborative, team-centric, and has an execution oriented culture focused on delivery. Our interns work alongside and under the supervision of our professional project managers and will also have interaction with team members in customer service, our sales department and our trade partners.

Our summer internships are structured as paid, entry-level positions that expose interns to many applicable skills and build proficiencies in the life cycle of home building.  We look for motivated college students who are interested in going the extra mile and who have a strong work ethic.

We offer our interns a chance to experience the following:

  • Gain valuable hands-on experience in all facets of home building
  • Learn solid building practices from an industry leader
  • Build a professional network by building relationships with team members and local trades
  • Contribute to our vision and mission
  • Earn an income

We are NOW recruiting for Summer 2018 Construction Project Management regional internship opportunities!

Our Core Values

SERVICE: Embrace the spirit of giving

INTEGRITY: Do the right thing…even when no one’s watching

QUALITY: Go the extra mile

WORK ETHIC: Take our work seriously…but not ourselves

DEVELOPMENT: Step out on the skinny branches and experience growth

ACHIEVEMENT: Support each individual, one person at a time

ABUNDANCE MENTALITY: Share…It is our power

Hayden Homes Reviews

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bend, OR
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bend, OR
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    I have been working at Hayden Homes full-time (More than a year)


    I love working with Hayden Homes because of all the positive satisfaction that comes with it. Meeting with homeowners before, during, and after the build makes delivering the final product that much more rewarding. I also love the company atmosphere and the co workers that I get to work with everyday.


    There's not enough time in the day!

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Hayden Homes Photos

Hayden Homes photo of: 2020 #1 Best Large Company to Work for in Oregon
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Hayden Homes Interviews



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Getting an Interview





    Production Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redmond, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Hayden Homes (Redmond, OR) in May 2019.


    I had 4 different interviews. The first was a phone interview with HR, then a face to face with the Production Manager, then a face to face with the Operations Manager, then another face to face with the Production team. I learned a lot about the company during the process and am very happy with my decision to accept an offer to work for Simplicity by Hayden Homes.

    Interview Questions

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Hayden Homes Awards & Accolades

  • #1 Best Company to Work for in Washington 2019, Seattle Business Magazine, 2019
  • #1 Best Company to Work for in Oregon, Oregon Business Magazine, 2019
  • Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian Award, Builder Magazine, 2019
  • #1 Best Company to Work for in Washington, Seattle Business Magazine, 2018
  • #1 Best Local Homebuilder, The Source Best of Central Oregon, 2018
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