Our Founder, Irving Schottenstein
The Home of Your Dreams, Built to Last

M/I Homes has been building new homes of outstanding quality and superior design for more than 40 years. Founded in 1976 by Irving and Melvin Schottenstein, and guided by Irving’s drive to always “treat the customer right,” we’ve fulfilled the dreams of over 150,000 homeowners and grown to become one of the nation’s leading homebuilders.

Learn About the M/I Story


In 1976, after developing thousands of apartments and pioneering the development of one of Central Ohio’s first golf course communities, M/I Homes is founded in Columbus, Ohio by cousins Melvin and Irving Schottenstein. By 1979 M/I becomes Central Ohio’s #1 homebuilder.

A Lot Goes Into Our Better-Built Homes

Whole Home Building Standards. Forty years in the making, our exclusive building standards are constantly evolving, bringing the benefits of the latest in building science to every home we build. These exclusive methods of quality construction save energy and money while being environmentally responsible.

Whole Home 100% Certified. Our homes are independently tested for energy efficiency and Whole Home certified. You get the benefits of a weather-tight, money saving, better-built home.

Design Studio is our suite of included design services that help you bring your vision of “home” to life. Our design professionals can guide you through the latest trends in finishes and colors to find what’s right for you.

Warranty Commitment. We stand behind our work with a comprehensive warranty package: a one-year, foundation-to-rooftop service warranty; all the manufacturer’s warranties on what’s built into the home, and one of the industry’s leading long term Transferable Structural Warranties.

M/I Financial. Financing a new home takes coordination. With M/I Financial, everyone is on the same page. Everyone works together seamlessly to make sure you get the very best rates and the lowest monthly payments possible.

A lot goes into every home we build
That’s just the beginning of what makes us better. Visit any M/I community and we’ll give you all the details of the M/I Difference.