Prime Development was founded in 1966 by Clay Blair. Starting as a land acquisition and consulting company, it expanded into development in response to the population and economic growth of Johnson County, Kansas. The company has developed retail, apartments and residential projects. Its primary focus for the past decade has been the creative development of new home residential neighborhoods.
When deciding to purchase a home in a Prime Development community, prospective buyers can feel secure they are investing in a Johnson County based real estate company with a long-running, financially secure history. Prime Development's success through good and trying economic times is rooted in a philosophy of providing the right product in the right location at the right price, and building distinctive neighborhoods that exceed customer expectations.
The company has long been involved in the betterment of the community. It donated the land for the University of Kansas Edwards Campus in Overland Park and the land for the Blue Valley School Outdoor Science Center. It has also provided leadership for the Johnson County Visioning Committee as well as the chairmanship for both the Kansas Board of Regents and the Kansas Bioscience Authority.