After 10 years in leadership positions with one of the largest home builders in Houston, Stephen and Kenneth Najvar decided it was time to start their own home building company, Ravenna Homes – for high end production homes. But the two are more than just brothers; they’re expert homebuilders with over 30 years combined experience. Their unwavering devotion to honesty, integrity, superior quality and innovative design are what make Ravenna Homes one of the premier award winning names in the industry.
Speaking of names … Ravenna Homes was chosen as the company name for very sentimental reasons. It was in the quaint Italian town of Ravenna where Stephen and Kenneth’s Texas born father, Jerry, and Scottish mother, Maeve, met for the first time. They were married a year later and the Najvar brothers’ legacy began. The couple moved back to the United States where Kenneth and Stephen were born, followed by 7 other siblings. It was from their parents and this large family where the brothers learned the values of honesty, integrity, loyalty, and hard work. At only 10 and 8 years old, respectively, the two started a lawn mowing business together, where their dad would watch them to make sure they learned how to do a quality job without ‘cutting corners’. They continued this business through their teenage years until going off to college.
Years later, they worked their way up to Division Presidents with one of the largest home builders in Houston, where they continued to work hard and foster the values they were instilled with. However, after a decade they still felt something was missing and in early 2013, the brothers joined forces again to start their own production homebuilding company, where they could continue to honor those core values of honesty, integrity, loyalty and hard work they were raised with. Their father has since passed on, but his legacy continues in his children. So, what better way to pay homage to the romance of the past and the promise of the future than by naming their company after the memorable and meaningful place of Ravenna, where it all began for them over 50 years ago…
We thank you for choosing Ravenna Homes as your builder of choice. We promise to uphold the values that brought this company together when building the home of your dreams. We hope you’ll then be able to create many fond memories of your own and build a legacy to last…in your new Ravenna home.