Friendswood Development Company
|Subsidiary of Lennar Corporation|
|Founded||1962, as a subsidiary of Humble Oil|
|John Hammond, President|
The company is best known for developing Kingwood, a 15,000-acre master-planned community northeast of Houston with more than 20,000 homes, developed over a 40-year period. 
The company was founded in 1962 as a subsidiary of Humble Oil.
In 1963, the company established Clear Lake City, its first project.
In 1991, the company broke ground on the first new office building in Houston in 5 years.
In June 1995, Exxon put the company up for sale.
In 2014, the company expanded several of its communities.
In 2015, the company announced 3 new communities in northeast Houston.
In 2017, the company launched its third residential development in Houston.
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- Takahashi, Paul (June 6, 2017). "Houston developer launches new urban community in Garden Oaks". American City Business Journals.