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Inspirational Leadership Podcast: Eric Lipar

Dec 06, 2022

Eric Lipar attributes much of his company’s success to its adherence to systems and procedures. Learn more about their growth in this inspiring podcast episode.

Episode 14

Eric Lipar is the CEO and chairman of LGI Homes, who boasts a unique business model: they build move-in ready homes targeted specifically to first-time home buyers who are currently renting. Like many in the industry, homebuilding was not Eric’s original career trajectory. He grew up in rural Michigan in a town with a population of just 500 people. He was raised with a strong work ethic—sweeping and mopping his uncle’s tavern every morning, 364 days a year. Pursuing his passion for mathematics, he went to a local college and studied to become an actuary. But the country boy in him realized a desk job pent-up inside all day, every day, was not the path for him. With some guidance from his father, Eric landed a job selling acreage home sites. Later his father started LGI Development, and together they sold their own acreage lots. In 2003 he started LGI Homes, which is now the tenth-largest homebuilder in the U.S.

Get to know more about Eric, his leadership style, and what inspires him, in this episode of the Inspirational Leadership podcast series, hosted by Mollie Carmichael.

Thank you to our partners at Builder Advisor Group for underwriting this podcast episode.

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Watch the video interview below or listen to the audio podcast available on Apple Podcasts, Google PodcastsSpotify, iHeartRadio, Amazon Music/Audible, TuneIn + Alexa, PlayerFM, and Listen Notes.

About the series

Inspirational Leadership with the Best in Home Building is an influential podcast led by housing industry expert Mollie Carmichael. Each episode features a personal conversation with a thought leader in the housing industry. Join Mollie as we get to know these top leaders—what inspires them, what drives them, and how they build communities. 

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We have had a ton of employees be able to reach their personal goals, financial goals, within LGI because of the success we’ve had. I think that’s the best part.

Eric Lipar

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Mollie Carmichael is a Principal of Zonda’s Advisory services. Mollie’s expertise in marketing, products, and home design coupled with Zonda’s data, helps clients understand home shopper needs so that builders and developers can maximize revenue. Discover how we can help you think ahead and provide creative and functional solutions to your customers.

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