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MDC Holdings Overview

Denver, CO
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (MDC)
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Being king of the mountain isn't enough for M.D.C. Holdings (MDC). Operating through its Richmond American Homes subsidiary and several other units, the company is one of the largest homebuilders in Colorado; it is also active in about a dozen other states in ... Read more

MDC Holdings – Why Work For Us?

M.D.C. Holdings, Inc.’s homebuilding subsidiaries have been operating under the Richmond American Homes name for many years. A disciplined approach to business has made us a leader in the industry. What started out as one single-family home in Denver, Colorado has grown into thriving homebuilding operations by our companies in 9 states across the country.

With more than 190,000 homes to our credit, our reputation for quality craftsmanship remains second to none. We’re committed to designing superior quality new homes and strengthening the communities and cities where we build.

The vision

Our dream is to help people from coast to coast attain the American Dream. Though we’ve built thousands of homes over the years, we haven’t lost sight of that vision. We are laser focused on building smartly designed, energy-efficient homes that meet the needs of today’s homebuyers.

With us, it’s personal.™

It’s not just a tagline. It’s the personal approach we take to every aspect of the homebuying experience. Need to move now? We’ve got quick move-in homes that can be ready on a shorter timeline. Want to personalize your home from the ground up? You’ll work hand-in-hand with a design consultant to select your home’s fixtures and finishes.

We’re dedicated to meeting the homebuyer’s individual needs. After all, it isn’t just a house we’re building. It’s someone’s home. Our job is to create a unique experience for each and every customer. That’s what making it personal is all about.

Leadership and adaptability

What does it take to stay competitive in an ever-evolving homebuilding industry? Leaders who see change as an opportunity to adapt and improve. Our seasoned executive team remains focused on one main goal: Bringing quality, value and service to each homebuyer on a personal level.

From the beginning, our mission has been to help people attain the American Dream.

More than 190,000 single-family homes later, we haven’t lost sight of that vision. The employees at M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. and all our affiliate companies are the heart of our business. If you have a passion for providing excellent customer service, we may have a place for you.

Company culture

We may be among the biggest builders in the nation, but being the biggest is not our ultimate goal. We're more concerned with being the best. From the quality craftsmanship to the responsive customer service, every aspect of our business is focused on one target: the pursuit of operational excellence.

We want everyone who comes in contact with our company—whether it's a customer, vendor or potential employee—to immediately notice our professionalism on every level. In order to continue to meet this goal, we encourage a company culture that promotes these basic tenants.

Health and wellbeing are key to happiness. This is why we provide a comprehensive benefits package. When our employees are healthy and happy, our operations run more efficiently and we can better serve our customers. We are constantly seeking ways to promote wellness in the workplace.

Consumer-driven health plans

Our consumer-driven health strategy includes two high-deductible medical plan choices. Both plans offer a Health Savings Account and incentives for participating in the company wellness program, including company contributions to your account. Employees may choose to cover themselves, an eligible spouse and/or eligible children.

The MDC Wellness Program was created to promote a healthy lifestyle among employees. Components include a confidential health risk assessment, biometric screening, a pregnancy support program, the promotion of a tobacco-free environment and preventive health care measures and initiatives designed for disease management.

Dental and vision coverage

The company offers Dental PPO, Dental HMO and vision coverage to help employees cover dental and vision expenses. Again, you may choose to cover yourself, an eligible spouse and/or eligible children.

Life and AD&D insurance

MDC provides all benefits-eligible employees with $50,000 in basic life and AD&D insurance. Supplemental coverage can be purchased for yourself, an eligible spouse and your dependent children. The supplemental life insurance plan offers guaranteed issue amounts in the initial enrollment period.

Short-term & long-term disability

We provide both short-term and long-term disability coverage to non-sales employees in the event of unexpected injury or illness. This coverage provides 60% of the employee’s salary as replacement income. Certain limitations and waiting periods apply.

Flexible spending account

The company offers employees health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, allowing employees to set aside pre-tax contributions to pay for qualified health care and dependent and elder care expenses.


Saving for retirement can be challenging. MDC offers a 401(k) savings plan, as well as a Roth savings option, to simplify saving. The plan offers diversified investment options and a five-year vesting schedule. Company match is an annual discretionary match.

Time-off benefits

Time-off benefits are vital to a quality work/life balance. Non-sales employees receive two weeks of paid vacation, eight company-recognized holidays, five sick days and four bonus floating holidays each year. The total time off earned in your first year of employment will be prorated based on your hire date. Sales associates receive 17 days of unpaid personal time each year. The unpaid personal time is prorated in your first year, depending on your date of hire.

Employee assistance program

In today’s complex world, everyone has to manage personal issues such as stress, anxiety, financial difficulties and family relationships. As an employee at MDC, you are entitled to confidential services to help you maintain a work-life balance through the employee assistance program—at no charge.

Employee perks

Our employees enjoy exclusive perks, including a home discount program, home mortgage discount program, GE® appliance discounts, discounted pet insurance and more!

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    Great management, co-workers that actually work! lots of perks, discounted food trucks, Foodsby ordering, pizza every other Wed, ice cream on Fridays in summer, bagels on Fridays in winter, and that's just the food stuff! treated with respect. great working conditions, flex schedule, good training, fun to be here!


    hmmm can't think of anything right now

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    keep up the great work!

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    I applied online. I interviewed at MDC Holdings (Denver, CO) in July 2017.


    I was contacted with in the same day as applying, interviewed within a week and was hired within a month! The interview process was very easy and appreciated they type of personal interview rather than the basic questions you get when you google "interview questions."

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