Ryland Homes of Westlake Village plans to build four new housing communities in the Indianapolis area. One of the nation’s top home builders with nearly $1 billion in revenues, Ryland said the new projects represent the continued, “unprecedented” growth of Ryland Homes in Indianapolis this year.

The homebuilder announced eight other projects so far this year.

Homes in each of the four communities will be priced from $130,000 to $190,000 and will feature traditional, classic and craftsman styles.

Ryland Homes also announced that together with its construction industry partners, employees will volunteer this summer for Habitat for Humanity in building a new home in Savage, Minn. The effort is a part of Habitat for Humanity’s nationwide Home Builders Blitz 2012, a partnership between Habitat affiliates and the building industry.

Home Builders Blitz 2012 plans to build and restore more than 200 homes in 100 different communities around the country.

Judy Temes