From the very beginning, our focus has been on fueling growth in the communities in which we build.

It all started in 1989, when Robert Watson and his wife Virginia moved to Redmond, a small town of 3,700 in rural Central Oregon. Armed with years of experience in both land development and real estate finance, Bob quickly became an active member of the community. It wasn’t long before the Mayor of Redmond approached Bob about building homes that hardworking families could afford to foster growth in this small city; Hayden Homes was born. A few years later, after graduating from college, Bob’s son Hayden Watson and Hayden’s high school friend Dennis Murphy joined him as apprentices. Working, side by side with Bob to learn the business eventually led these two men to earn the primary leadership positions in the company. Today, we honor Bob and Virginia’s spirit of generosity through our actions and belief that giving more than you get should be the norm.


Hayden Homes exists to Give As You Go™, so together we build a strong community, and lead fulfilled lives. This mission is rooted in this concept: if we approach everything we do with a spirit of generosity, we can build fulfillment for our homeowners, team members, the communities in which we build and the entire Northwest.


Hayden Homes has over 19,000 generous homeowners across three states: Oregon, Washington & Idaho. When you purchase a Hayden Home, you become a member of a unique group of individuals who share the belief that our actions make a difference. Your purchase makes it possible for millions of dollars to be invested and continuously reinvested year after year throughout the Northwest.

Team Members:

It is not by luck that Hayden Homes Team Members may be the most generous group of people you will ever meet. The secret is hiring people who believe that fulfilling lives starts with the spirit of giving. This spirit determines everything from the quality of our work to the way we act as a company, and can be summed up in the following set of Core Values and beliefs shared by our Team Members:

SERVICE: Embrace the spirit of giving
INTEGRITY: Do the right thing…even when no one’s watching
QUALITY:  Go the extra mile
WORK ETHIC: Take our work seriously…but not ourselves
DEVELOPMENT: Step out on the skinny branches and experience growth
ACHIEVEMENT: Support each individual, one person at a time
ABUNDANCE MENTALITY: Share…It is our power

Communities & Northwest:

Since our inception we have been passionate about serving the best interests of cities throughout the Northwest. That’s why we proudly invest in the communities in which we build by working with local trades and suppliers. We are proud that 90% of the labor and products used to build our homes is made in the USA.

We have directly and indirectly contributed over 4.2 billion dollars to the Northwest economy since our inception. We work with local leaders to ensure we understand their larger vision; we help drive growth in these cities through improved infrastructure, new schools and critical services.

As a company and as individuals, we are improving the lives of others. We are committed to make our corner of the world a better place.