Someday, there will be a movie made about Ed Robson and his mentor, Del Webb. Mr. Webb designed the Sun City Active Adult Communities and Mr. Robson, who originally worked for Webb, decided to move out on his own as a developer. At the time that he did it, Ed Robson was making a HUGE bet on building PebbleCreek in Phoenix’s West Valley. There were dirt roads, cotton fields and not much else when he got started in the early 1990s. Today, Goodyear, Arizona is thriving (it has been named an All-American City!) and the Victory at Verrado 55 Plus Community is even further west of the city center than PebbleCreek is.
The Robson Company is still building in PebbleCreek. Not only are they still building homes, but they continue to build amenities. Our new Oasis Pool Complex and Tuscany Falls Fitness Studios are less than 3 years old. In the same time frame, a much-used dog park and additional pickleball courts were built. So, while we are a very established community of 25 years, we are also continually evolving; the world has changed a great deal in 25 years. So has PebbleCreek.
Ed Robson is known for his “block” construction. The single family homes in PebbleCreek are all built with cement blocks (the roof trusses are wood). Picture cement walls, covered with stucco… with a wood a-frame roof covered in tile. It is fun to drive around the community and see the new homes as they are being built. The Townhouse Villas, a new and very popular housing offering at PebbleCreek, are completely wood construction.
The builder matters. In some communities, there are several builders involved in a project. Here at PebbleCreek, there is just one; the home models continue to change, and owners from the years have remodeled and upgraded, but at the end of the day, Ed Robson built it all. Well done.