Meyer Ranch
Meyer Ranch

About Crown Community Development

Crown Community Development, the company behind Meyer Ranch and Crown Communities, was founded on a premise of excellence that began with Henry Crown, one of Chicago’s most notable civic leaders of the 20th century.

Founded in Chicago in 1919, The Henry Crown Companies started as a family-owned building material business. Through hard work and perseverance, the company has grown into one of the largest privately held businesses and land developers in the United States. We’re proud to have a parent company with such diverse and inspiring endeavors, including American favorites such as New York City’s iconic Rockefeller Center and the Ojai Resort in Ojai, California.

Meyer Ranch
Meyer Ranch

Crown Community Development was founded in 1988 to invest in, and later to manage, a 3,500-acre expanse of property in Aurora on the western edge of suburban Chicago. As the country’s suburbs around great cities expanded, Crown Community Development invested in and developed communities that are models for excellence in land stewardship and neighborhood development. In addition to the original markets of Chicago and Tampa, today Crown is positioned in highly desirable locations that include Seattle, Denver, Nashville, Indianapolis, Austin, and San Antonio.

In 1947, the Crown Family allocated a portion of their business profits to create a foundation that would give back to the country and communities that have provided them with opportunities for prosperity. In a spirit of tikkun olam—which means repairing the world—we’ve worked in tandem with our communities to catalyze and advance a just and lasting social impact in critical need areas that include education, the environment, health and human services, global health, and the Jewish community.

Becoming Crown Community Development


Henry Crown Companies founded.


Rockefeller Center begins construction. The Crown family is a major stakeholder.


Crown Community Development expands into Florida.


Crown Community Development is a nationwide developer.

about Randolph Todd Development

Randolph Todd Development was formed in 2013 to capitalize on the vast opportunities presented by the Central Texas real estate market. Founding members Randy Rollo and Todd McCullough joined their relevant local experience, contacts and knowledge to create a significant force in the real estate acquisition, entitlement, and development space. With over 60 years of combined residential and commercial experience, Randolph Todd Development is well positioned to meet the increasing demand for exceptional communities in central Texas. 

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Randolph Todd