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John Aldous


John was instrumental in overseeing the building of rental homes in Magna City and continues to be involved in the construction activities for the company in the Salt Lake City area. John has had a long and illustrious career with Hamlet Homes and The Hamlet Companies, founded by Michael Brodsky in 1995. John served as president and chief operating officer of Hamlet Homes from 1995 through 2016, when he retired from that position. While president, he was responsible for directing the production, sales and marketing departments, overseeing the budgets and cash flow, and developing Hamlet’s products. Instrumental in the growth of the homebuilding company during his 21 years of service, Hamlet Homes built more than 4,000 value-oriented homes in 50 attractively designed communities, filling a much-needed niche in Utah. In April 2020, John came out of retirement to serve as a consultant, and shortly after was appointed a VP with Hamlet Development, a Brodsky Built company.

Prior to joining Hamlet Homes, Aldous was division president with Columbia, Md.-based The Ryland Group, Inc., from 1988-1995. Aldous oversaw the home building operation for the company’s Chesapeake Division in Annapolis, Md., which included land acquisition, sales and production, personnel, planning and budgets. Under his supervision, the division’s market share rose five percent and the division was awarded “Division of the Year” in 1991 and 1992. The award was based on profitability, return on investment, customer satisfaction and employee development. In 1994, Aldous opened a Ryland division in Utah.

Aldous began his career in 1973 with Ryan Homes, Inc., based in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he held various positions, including division president. Aldous received his bachelor’s in economics from Brigham Young University and resides in Draper with his wife.