Amy McReynolds

Division President, KB Home

By Rodney Campbell

A success in residential homebuilding, Amy McReynolds did the unthinkable in 2010: She quit her job as a VP at Pulte Homes.

She chose to stay home to raise her two children, including a daughter about to start kindergarten. “I had crazy mom guilt and needed to figure out how to find balance,” McReynolds recalled.

She took a year and a half off – a period she lists as being “Director of Play at McReynolds LLC” on her LinkedIn profile. Yet, she got the urge to return to the workforce just as Southern Arizona Home Builders Association needed someone to run its home show. “SAHBA allowed me to keep my foot in the industry,” she said.

Eventually, she was lured back to homebuilding by KB Home, where she has worked for almost a decade and serves as Tucson’s division president. “When KB reached out, it felt good,” McReynolds said. “It was the right time.”

She heads a team of 70 employees with projects from Marana to Vail. In her time with KB, she has also seen women advance in home construction. When she started, she was KB’s only female president. The company now has four. KB reported in late 2021 that 32% of its managers were women. 

Under her leadership, KB Home was a MPA Common Ground Community Builder winner in May and the 2022 Builder of the Year. The company was one of three finalists in 2022 for Tucson Metro Chamber’s Copper Cactus Awards for Best Places to Work, and the SAHBA 2022 Builder of the Year.

McReynolds has been a board member for the Marana Schools 2340 Foundation since 2013. She was also on SAHBA’s board of directors for three years, and served as its chair – the second woman to do so in its 70 years. McReynolds has volunteered for numerous organizations including Youth On Their Own and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona. 

KB Home VP of Land Andrew Gasparro started working with her at Pulte more than 15 years ago, right out of college.

“Amy’s passion for people is contagious and is the paramount teaching I’ve carried with me in work and life since over a decade ago,” he said. “I consider Amy my greatest role model, in work and life.”

McReynolds also credits others who have helped her in the industry since her early days with Pulte and moving into senior leadership with KB Home.

“I’ve been fortunate to have amazing support in a male-dominated field,” she said. “It’s important to have employees who come from diverse environments. It’s needed and necessary in homebuilding.”

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