In 1976, two years after graduating from college, Craig Porter developed his first new home community. Thirty-eight years and hundreds of new homes later, Porter is still providing quality new home communities throughout Clay County Missouri.
Porter started his development business as an extension of the family’s lumber and building materials business, Porters Building
“My father started the lumber business the day I was born,” says Craig. “I started working there when I was twelve, so I guess you could say I have grown up in this industry. Lumber is a major component of any new home and knowing the new homes in my communities are built with the best quality material available is one way to be assured of a top quality product.”
Porter Communities develops many communities as sole owner but on some projects they partner with other top developers in the area. Most of Porter Communities current projects are in the Northland area of Kansas City, but they have done new home developments in most of the metro counties including Clay, Platte, and Jackson in Missouri and Johnson County, KS. Currently, they offer eight communities in Clay County, Missouri.
Clear Creek Valley, Clear Creek Ridge, and The Villas of MariMack and The Estates of MariMack are all located in Kearney, Missouri. Part of the extended metro, Kearney, Missouri is a city of 9,083 that provides direct highway access to much the Kansas City metropolitan area has to offer. Downtown Kansas City is only thirty minutes away. Additionally, Kearney is just minutes away from numerous outdoor activities at Smithville Lake and Watkins Mill State Park.
All of the Porter Communities developments in Kearney are just five minutes from the on ramp to I-35 highway. Clear Creek Ridge, Clear Creek Valley, and Jamestowne Village all have popular three and four bedroom plan options. The Villas of MariMack is is a maintenance-provided eighteen hole executive golf course community featuring plans that will impress empty nesters and retirees. Currrently, The Club at MariMack golf complex is undergoing significant improvements including a new clubhouse and grounds improvements.
Harbor Lake is located in Smithville, Missouri. Smithville is located thirty minutes north of Kansas City, Missouri on 169 Highway. Harbor Lake is a 100 acre community that provides easy access to much that Smithville Lake has to offer. The community itself sits less than two miles from the County Highway W boat launch and is a five minute drive to Paradise Pointe Golf Complex, Little Platte Marina, and Camp Branch Marina.