The Development Experts
Interested in building on developed land?
How about investing in land to develop yourself?
Do you own land that needs developing and you aren't sure where to start?
We offer an unparalleled expertise in the city/county approval process. Additionally, we have the eager spirit to partner on joint venture opportunities.
With nearly 20 developed subdivisions under our belt, ranging in location from the Northern tip of Utah to the Southeast corner of New Mexico, we thoroughly understand the development and building process and look forward to partnering with you, whatever your needs may be.
We specialize in all areas of development, including: developing our own land, joint ventures, engineering, communications with city and county councils, surveys and platting, improvement of land, building, finding builders and everything in between!
Offering more than 3,000 individual developed lots for sale, and hundreds of acres of land across New Mexico and Arizona, Ken Thurston Development is eager to work with you!
Meet Ken Thurston, The Land Addict
“I’m a land addict!” That’s how Ken Thurston, founder and president of Ken Thurston Development, describes himself. Thurston’s passion for buying, developing, building and selling has resulted in his success as one of the top developers of the greater Southwest region!
Founded in 1976, Thurston began developing in Northern Utah. Thurston’s first subdivision consisted of about a dozen lots and was located in an area known as “the island” in the city of Logan, Utah.
In 1979, Thurston moved farther south and began developing Farmington, NM. Some of his developments in Farmington include: Larkspur, Farmview, Rio Vista and more!
Following the development of Farmington, NM, Ken Thurston Development began developing the growing college town of Las Cruces, NM. Thurston began in 1989 with the Las Colinas subdivision, which consists of 1200 lots and 250 acres. Thurston went on to develop Apache, Utah Street, Peaceful Valley, Baylor Canyon and Rincon Mesa, which consists of about 340 lots.
Currently, Ken Thurston Development is developing in the following communities in Carlsbad, NM: Spring Hollow – consisting of 350 lots, Farmview – consisting of 115 lots, and Fountain Hills – consisting of 260 acres and potentially 400 lots.
Entities who have built on land developed by Ken Thurston include: Ken Thurston Homes, DR Horton, Westbrook Homes, MorningStar Homes, Sunwest Homes, Villarreal Homes, Williams and KT Homes.
In addition to buying, developing, and selling land, Thurston is always looking for joint ventures and land owners who need assistance with the development process.
Partners and joint venture projects have involved: Tom Heatley of Heatley Construction, Denny Hubble, Marion Farnsworth, Al Galves and Investors, and more.
“I just took to heart the advice from Will Rogers, ‘Buy land, they aren't making any more of it.’ That philosophy has worked out pretty well for me, and for the builders and partners I’ve worked with,” Thurston said.