Del Webb built a construction and housing empire from a company that was famously founded in 1928 with “A concrete mixer, 10 wheel barrows, 20 shovels, and 10 picks. Over the course of the next 20 years, Webb built and managed this empire that, at different times, owned everything from casinos to part of the New York Yankees.
In the early 1970’s, Webb’s vision included building retirement communities in the desert of Las Vegas. Webb’s “master planned” communities were a concept whose time had come. On the opening weekend, where they were expecting 10,000 visitors to their newly built community, they got 100,000. The Webb name remains one of the most prominent in Las Vegas to this day.