D.R. Horton-Schuler Division Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Family Traditions

By Mike Jones
President of D.R.
Horton-Schuler Division

Home is where the heart is, and at D.R. Horton-Schuler Division, building homes is at the heart of a family tradition. This year marks the company’s 40th anniversary of helping Hawaii families attain dreams of homeownership.

Founded in 1973 by long-time Kailua resident Jim Schuler, D.R. Horton-Schuler Division has focused on providing entry-level homes to first-time home-buyers even before “affordable” and “workforce” housing became buzzwords in the real estate industry.


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Mike Jones

Carl Schuler began building homes in the 1950s, and Jim Schuler followed in his father’s footsteps at the age of 17. As Jim’s son-in-law, I have the honor of carrying on the family tradition. Over the years, we have had the privilege of meeting generations of families whose homes have been the starting point for their own family traditions.

Over the past 20 years, more than 9,500 workforce housing homes and more than 3,000 affordable housing units (single-family and multifamily) have been built or are currently being planned by D.R. Horton-Schuler Division on Oahu, Maui, Hawaii and Kauai. We know that the need for affordable housing continues to grow, and we remain committed to serving the working families of Hawaii.

Moving forward into the 21st century, we understand that there is no such thing as a typical family, and we recognize that residents have various uses for their homes – whether that means accommodating a home office or hosting a visiting family member. Our new Awakea community in Kapolei features the “flex home” option, allowing residents to use the “flex space” for an office, extra bedroom or storage. Our mixed-use communities offer a diversity of options to live, work and play in a connected, energetic environment.

As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, D.R. Horton-Schuler Division looks forward to new traditions as we pay homage to our past.