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First America Homes Announces New Vice President Of Sales

First America Homes Announces New Vice President Of Sales

March 01, 2024


Dynamic industry veteran to lead growing team

First America Homes, the award-winning homebuilding division of The Signorelli Company, announces Derrick Carlson has joined the firm as vice president of sales for the Houston market. In this role, Carlson will be integral to the development and execution of the firm’s strategic expansion goals and will oversee a team representing 36 communities across Greater Houston. Carlson brings nearly two decades of experience to the role, with more than half of his career in sales leadership positions with public and private homebuilders.  

“We are delighted to welcome Derrick,” said Dave Barnhart, president of First America Homes. “His proven track record for leading sales teams and implementing effective marketing strategies aligns with our goals for continued growth as one of the nation’s fastest growing and largest privately held homebuilders. I am confident he will be a key contributor to First America’s mission of helping homebuyers bring their dreams to life.” 

Prior to joining First America Homes, Carlson’s experience includes serving as director of sales for a Texas homebuilder where he maximized sales strategies that resulted in multi-million-dollar revenue streams, consistent sales results and increased profitability in an ever-changing homebuilding environment. Prior accomplishments include serving as area sales manager for a national homebuilder where he led a team that annually generated more than 300 successful sales and closings in Houston's top-tier master-planned communities and self-developed locations.  

Carlson is a graduate of Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication. 

Since 2010, First America Homes has helped thousands of families find high quality homes in the best communities to live, work, shop and play. More than a decade later, the company continues to enjoy dynamic growth with more than 40 active communities across Greater Houston and San Antonio. First America Homes plans to begin home sales at Bluestem, a new 356-acre master-planned community in Brookshire, TX, located just off Interstate 10 and FM 362 in late March. The premier homebuilder  recently opened home sales in Timbercreek, a new community located on the northwest side of San Antonio, 25 miles from downtown. 

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About First America Homes

First America Homes, a Signorelli Company, is a private Houston-based homebuilder, headquartered in The Woodlands. First America Homes builds in 35 communities in all nine counties that make up the Greater Houston area, with plans to continue growth in new markets, including San Antonio, where it is active in six communities. The First America Homes team encompasses over 75 years of combined experience in building beautiful new homes for thousands of families. Our focus on service, quality, and integrity, has made First America Homes one of the fastest-growing homebuilders in Texas. Learn more about First America Homes at

About The Signorelli Company

Founded in 1994 by Danny Signorelli, The Signorelli Company (TSC) has divisions in homebuilding, retail, office, medical, land development, multi-family, build-for-rent, and recreational properties.  TSC has pioneered green markets, exemplified vision and creativity in placemaking and developed and built the finest places where families can live, work, shop and play. Headquartered in The Woodlands, TX and one of the largest privately held development companies in the state, TSC was recently recognized as the third fastest-growing middle-market companies in the Houston Region by the Houston Business Journal. For more information about The Signorelli Company, visit or follow the brand via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.

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