Steven J. Hilton
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Co-Founder, Meritage Homes Corporation
Steven J. Hilton co-founded and has led Meritage Homes for the last 31 years. Meritage Homes builds homes in 21 markets and nine states across the United States and has delivered more than 100,000 homes since it was founded. Meritage is the seventh largest public homebuilder in the country and is the industry leader in energy-efficient homebuilding, receiving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence Award in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 for innovation and industry leadership in energy efficient homebuilding.
Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and real estate from the University of Arizona and has been honored as an Entrepreneurial Fellow by the university’s Eller College of Management. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Western Alliance Bancorporation and volunteers on boards for Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, TGEN National Pancreatic Cancer Advisory Council and is a Foundation Trustee for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.
Steve is married to Suzanne Hilton and they have four children. Steve graduated Scottsdale’s Chaparral High in 1979 and is a 43-year Scottsdale resident.