New-home sales rose across the U.S. in 2015, so construction companies seeking to remain on BUILDER magazine's Local Leaders list had to increase their closings to remain viable. But some builders went beyond that.

"Through either shrewd land buys or savvy product offerings, they were able to vault competitors and move up the list," BUILDER reported. Here’s a look at how five builders grabbed market share in five different markets in 2015.

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