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Kaplan Legacy

About Us

When our father built his first house in 1952 he had one dream in mind, to create beautiful neighborhoods built for lasting value. Now, more than four decades and 25,000 homes later, the Kaplan name has become synonymous with top-quality homes and long-term value in today’s residential market. Few companies in the industry can match the level of service, integrity and professionalism we offer. Today’s Kaplan Companies is dedicated to making the American Dream a reality for you and your family.

We recognize that buying a home is one of the most important steps you will take in your life. We understand the extra attention you deserve. When you choose a Kaplan home, we’re with you from signing your contract through securing financing, selecting upgrades and constructing your future home. And that special Kaplan customer service continues after moving day. We’re your partner every step of the way. That is why many of our homeowners and their friends become repeat customers throughout all phases of their lives.

Within our many communities, we have a variety of housing styles and price ranges to suit any lifestyle. You’ll find homes that are perfect for first-time buyers, for growing families, and empty-nesters. Whether you purchase a home in our American Dream Collection or Signature Series, you will always find the home of your dreams in a setting to match and be assured that the Kaplan Family will make the American Dream happen for you. As you select your new home, remember that the commitment of our company, our reputation and three generations of Kaplans stand behind it. It is with this that we offer our sincerest welcome to your new Kaplan home... from our family to yours.

Company Timeline

 

1952

Nathan Kaplan built his first single family home in Lakewood, NJ

1963

With annual closings of 1000 units – gains national exposure as one of largest regional homebuilders

1975

Michael Kaplan, son of Nathan takes over as active president

1985

Expands footprint in to Texas buying retail shopping center and office building in Houston.

1987

• Started modular building company Kaplan Building Systems (KBS) In Pennsylvania •Expands into lifecare management in Florida and Pennsylvania with Life Care (LCCC)

1961

Built first retail shopping center in Woodbridge NJ anchored by A&P grocery store

1970

Hidden Lake PUD receives national recognition for planning & design and award from NJ Department of Community Affairs for excellence in mixed use design and smart growth

1976

Morris Kaplan, son of Nathan joins the family business

1986

• Morris Kaplan named acting president •Expands into the Georgia market with 11 acre acquisition of former MARTA site in midtown Atlanta

1990

Expands into active adult development with initial 2400 unit, award winning community in Lakewood NJ (Four Seasons)

2001

Wins community of the year at the SAM Awards by the NJBA for their La Mer community

2004

NJAA Management Company of the Year award

2007

With softening residential market, construction and management of rental projects become focus through out NJ

1989

Nationally recognized by the NAHB, wins award for most diversified builder

1996

3rd generation Jason Kaplan joins company

2003

Expands into urban redevelopment in Perth Amboy and Carteret

2005

Jason Kaplan becomes active president