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Celebrating over 25 years building new homes in Kent County, Tony Ashburn & Son is recognized as one of the premier homebuilders in Delaware.

From land planning and architecture to construction and settlement, the entire Ashburn team achieves outstanding results and superior customer satisfaction-before, during, and after the purchase of your new home.

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Our goal is to build a home that will be a great investment for our customers. We will achieve this through excellence in site selection, architectural design, quality of workmanship, selection of materials and innovative features.

In our marketplace, we will strive for the highest level of customer satisfaction while our homebuyers are building and living in their homes.

We will strive to conduct all of our affairs with gratitude, honesty and appreciation for each other.

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Uncompromising dedication to homebuilding excellence and homeowner satisfaction have been standard at The Christopher Companies since 1974. After 45 years of experience serving over 6,000 homeowners, we have grown to become one of the largest independent homebuilders and developers in the Washington, D.C. metro area, Albermarle County in Charlottesville and in Sussex County in Delaware, while remaining committed to the values of a locally owned and managed firm.

The Christopher Companies’ dedication to integrity, family and quality is evident in every aspect of our homebuilding process, strategically choosing convenient, naturally beautiful locations that enable our homeowners and customers to live without compromise. Their diverse portfolio of offerings includes single-family homes, townhomes, residential condominiums, apartments, condominiums and mixed-use properties. Even as we continue to grow, we remain a small, local firm that’s committed to our community, and our neighbors.

At Christopher Companies, we strive to combine impeccable design, quality craftsmanship, and the latest in sustainable building in all of our homes. Christopher homes aren’t just beautifully designed – they’re created with the needs and lifestyles of homeowners in mind. Christopher understands the importance of homes that are remarkably comfortable and livable; homes to make memories in, and homes for families to enjoy for years to come. We don’t cut corners when it comes to quality service. We are a group of real people who live in the real world, and while our homes feature aesthetically exquisite designs and incredible curb appeal, they’re also practical, comfortable and exceedingly livable. Every decision we make and every choice we offer comes from asking ourselves, “What is best for our clients? Whether it’s requiring that our customers have top-of-the-line General Electric (GE)® or EnergyStar® appliances or following up with our homeowners years after completion.

At Christopher Companies, our mission is more than just a collection of words we have put to paper. We are truly committed to building quality homes and community concepts that reflect and enhance our buyer’s needs and lifestyles. At the same time, we are committed to the advancement of the community at large, serving charitable endeavors throughout the greater Washington, DC region.

Our guiding principles: professionalism, integrity, family, design, quality and service are behind every decision we make, every relationship we forge, and every home we build.

As one of the leading builders of both NGBS-certified and EnergyStar® certified homes in the region, Christopher Companies is committed to leading edge and sustainable building technologies in every home we build and in every new site we develop. We begin with an environmentally sensitive site design, geared toward maximizing tree savings whenever possible and respecting the existing topography. Along with other sustainable features within the home, we complete the site with low impact amenities that you and your family will appreciate, such as walking trails, gazebos, and attractive newly landscaped outdoor spaces for your active or passive enjoyment.

Our homes are designed and built with respect for the environment as well as your long-term cost of ownership. Energy and resource efficiency are built-in, enhancing your comfort and minimizing your monthly operating costs. Products and materials are carefully selected to minimize your long-term maintenance costs, both inside and outside your home. See your Sales Associate for the specific details for the homes in your community.

Each new home we build meets the “The National Green Building Standard” for certification. NGBS was developed in partnership with the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) and the International Code Council (ICC) and was approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard on January 29, 2009. NGBS is the only ANSI-approved green building standard at this time. This program builds upon the energy efficiency features championed by Energy Star®, adding performance criteria for lot design and development, efficiency in the use of materials, enhanced durability and maintenance, water efficiency, and indoor environmental quality. Visit for more details.

In addition, all of our homes are EnergyStar®-certified by a third party inspection agency for your peace of mind. Please visit for complete details on EPA’s EnergyStar® program. Ask your Sales Associate how this program applies to your new home.

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Details, designs, decisions…there are so many different elements to consider when buying a home. No builder understands this better than DeLuca Homes –– that’s because we remain a family-owned builder with decades of experience in making your dream home a reality. Over the years, DeLuca Homes has designed and built literally thousands of expertly crafted, attractively designed and beautifully engineered new homes in carefully planned communities.

By remaining a privately held company, our home buyers continue to be our top priority. From the beginning, we knew that the ultimate success of our company would depend on quality and craftsmanship. DeLuca Homes remains a company of both vision and principle, deeply ingrained and sustained over 50 successful years. Principle has taught us the importance of setting the highest standards for every home we build; such vision means we are able to provide homes that are beautiful and of enduring value.

Today, DeLuca Homes is guided by the second generation of the DeLuca family, where the focus combines traditional building methods with some of the most advanced techniques in industry technology; combined with innovative management, gives us the resilience needed for success today and well into the future.

Currently, DeLuca Homes builds a variety of new home styles including single family homes and townhomes; regional markets find us in New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania. Today, our in-house capabilities cover land acquisition/development, architecture, construction, manufacturing, and title insurance. Bottom line: We focus on every step of the home building process to deliver the finest homes in the finest communities.

From the minute you step into a DeLuca Homes sales center to the day you move into your new dream home, our representatives will be there to offer guidance throughout the entire process, from choosing the floorplan that best fits your lifestyle, to selecting the options that will make this home distinctly yours, to finding the right mortgage for your budget, and finally, to on-going customer service through our warranty department.

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D.R. Horton, Inc., America's Builder, is the largest homebuilder in the United States, delivering more than 53,000 new homes in its fiscal year ended September 30, 2006. Founded in 1978 in Fort Worth, Texas, D.R. Horton has expanded its presence to include communities in 85 markets in 27 states. The Company is engaged in the construction and sale of high quality single-family detached homes, town homes, duplexes, triplexes and condominiums with sales prices ranging from $90,000 to over $900,000. D.R. Horton also provides mortgage financing and title services for homebuyers through DHI Mortgage and DHI Title.

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For 60 years now, the White family has been building custom and semi-custom homes in the area. Glenn White, 3rd generation master builder, continues that tradition, by crafting the finest homes available, anywhere. 

Under his leadership for more than a decade, Glenn M. White, Builders Inc. has built exceptional homes through adherence to high standards and personal attention to detail. The goal at Glenn M. White, Builders Inc. is to develop the ideas and objectives of our clients and to bring them to reality, in creating a home that will surpass their highest expectations.

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Started in 1975, The Handler Corporation has grown from a custom home building firm into one of Delaware's leading homebuilders. 
The Handler Corporation has built thousands of quality homes and townhouses in Delaware and southern Pennsylvania. The Delaware based, family-run company is actively marketing several distinctive residential communities in New Castle and Kent County, Delaware.

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At its core, Harkins is a construction manager specializing in multifamily, commercial, and government building projects. But look a little closer, and you’ll see more. You’ll see a team of vetted professionals united by shared values, working every day to be the best possible partner. You’ll see customized services, like our unique preconstruction offering, that go above and beyond what’s expected in our industry. You’ll see a team who isn’t satisfied until the project is completed in an exceptional way.

We understand the value of exceptional preconstruction services, which is why we’ve always provided it at no cost. Our incentive is to get the project set up right so we can get our clients to closing.

We work closely with our project partners up front, allowing for comprehensive estimating, detailed scope narratives, continuous value engineering, and exhaustive logistics, schedule, and safety planning. Time after time, the preconstruction process proves to be the secret to a focused and efficient construction phase, ultimately delivering maximum value on the investment.

During construction, Harkins commits to constant collaboration with the client, architect, and all other building partners.

It’s about sticking to the process together, supported by sophisticated digital scheduling technology, frequent quality assurance plan evaluations, clear accountability standards, and a problem-solving mentality by all team members.

The design-build method gives our client one point of contact for design and construction. We hire experienced architects and engineers with project-specific expertise. This results in a highly coordinated effort with exceptional schedule, cost, and risk control.

At Harkins our goal, our vision, our commitment is that each and every employee and subcontractor will return home safely to their families at the end of the day. Safety is the keystone of our building culture, and we have the programs and the practices that produce the highest levels of on-the-job safety in the industry.

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The story of JS Homes reaches back nearly half a century to 1966, when Alvin Schwartz first opened the doors to Schwartz family home builders. Alvin's approach connected with new buyers by offering a larger and more affordable home than the competition, a big house ready for a growing family. Standing tall on tradition, reputation and professional loyalty, the company continues to serve the Delaware region today as JS Homes.

Alvin's son Jeffrey Schwartz is now owner and president of JS Homes. With over 35 years of experience and more than 3,000 homes built, Jeff started as a laborer working his way up the ranks to develop an understanding of the building process and a healthy respect for the teams of skilled people behind each and every JS home. A graduate of the University of Delaware, Jeff also dedicates time and resources to building homes and towns for people in need throughout the world. JS Homes is committed to supporting our local philanthropic organizations and the larger community in need.

JS Homes supports the local economy as a Delaware company that employs and partners with contractors and suppliers to bring back neighborhood pride. Our team has been working together for decades building semi-custom homes, setting JS apart from the competition. Our people take care of us, and we take care of them. There's nothing like a family business.

A JS house is different. Every home design begins with a strong perimeter structure and open layout to maximize interior flexibility. The house is customized to the owner using high quality materials and proven construction methods. We build the house you want, the house you need.

Craftsmanship is guaranteed. Standing by the service and the products, JS safeguards every completed home with true performance coverage. We guide owners into their new home through the transition process beyond delivery to assure a protected move-in experience. No hassle, no runaround, no problems.

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Over 70 years ago, Stepan K. Hovnanian started a family tradition of building excellence. Now, over seven thousand homes and three generations later - under the guidance of his son Jirair's, grandsons Stephen and Peter—J.S. Hovnanian & Sons continues this building tradition with a company-wide commitment to providing the BEST in Quality Construction and Customer Service for each and every one of our homeowners.

Over the years, we've taken an extraordinary interest in learning about how our homeowners live, and translating that understanding into smarter designs, more advanced home systems and superior construction standards. Before ever starting a foundation, we scrutinize every plan to determine how to build the most value possible into every home. It is this painstaking process, of challenging every aspect of the home that differentiates your new J.S. Hovnanian & Sons home from the rest. For this, as well as winning many "Model of the Year" and "Community of the Year" awards and both being named Builder of the Year, J.S. Hovnanian & Sons has earned the recognition of our customers with multiple Commitment to Excellence Awards. We have also been designated a Diamond Builder, a recognition given to less than 1% of builder's nationwide, from the industry's leading new home warranty specialist.

Not only do we build the best homes, but when you buy a J.S. Hovnanian & Sons home, you'll witness first-hand our 11-point Customer 1st™ program, one of the first and most comprehensive customer-minded programs in the industry. Throughout the home buying process and beyond, we will delight you with an unparalleled dedication to the construction and servicing of your brand new home. Why do we try so hard? Put simply, the J.S. Hovnanian & Sons family cares deeply about our homeowners and the neighborhoods we build for them. In fact, our dedication to our customers and their homes has earned us the award for "Highest Customer Satisfaction and Highest Home Quality among New Home Builders in the Philadelphia Market Area" according to J.D. Power & Associates. Let our family's tradition be a part of your family's next home.

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K. Hovnanian® Homes is a nationally recognized homebuilder that has been committed to excellence since 1959. Our company started as a family-owned business, and through well-defined acquisition efforts, has expanded over the years to become a family of homebuilders with localized expertise in numerous markets throughout the United States.

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One of America's leading homebuilders since 1954, we've had the privilege of helping over one million families across America move into the next stage of their lives with a new home.

We build homes in some of the most desirable cities in the nation and for all stages of your life: first home, move-up home, or a multigenerational home to accommodate your changing family needs. Our communities cater to all lifestyles and include urban, suburban, active adult and golf course living.

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In today's competitive housing market, it is essential to know your new home builder. You need to know, with confidence, that your builder has earned a solid reputation for creating quality communities and building quality homes. You need to know they stand behind what they build and that they have your satisfaction in mind. The more you know about the Lifestyle Homes team, the better you'll feel about your new home.

In most cases a home is one's single largest investment and for over twenty years the professionals behind Lifestyle Homes have consistently demonstrated a commitment to providing quality, innovation and value! Over 2000 families in Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland have made a Lifestyle Community their home.

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Louis Capano & Associates is a private construction company building homes throughout Delaware since 1995. But the story doesn't start there. Louis J. Capano, Sr., an Italian immigrant who came to this country at the age of 7, founded his custom home building company, Louis Capano & Sons back in 1947. Trained as a carpenter, Mr. Capano became one of the leaders in the industry and ran the business until his death in 1980. At that point, his son, Louis J. Capano, Jr., took the helm and helped turn the company into the multi-faceted, multi-million dollar development corporation it is today.

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Meeting the needs of our clients and never compromising quality is the mission of Nolen Companies, Inc. It is this vision that keeps us in the forefront of the building industry in the greater Delaware Valley. Delivering the highest standards of professionalism has given us a superior reputation for four generations.

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Pulte Homes, Inc., (NYSE: PHM), based in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., is a FORTUNE 200 company with operations in 52 markets and 27 states. In 2006, the company delivered 41,487 homes in the U.S. and generated consolidated revenues of $14.3 billion. During its 57-year history, the company has constructed nearly 500,000 homes. 

In 2006, Pulte Homes received the most awards in the J.D. Power and Associates New Home-Builder Customer Satisfaction Study(sm), marking the seventh-straight year Pulte achieved this distinction among America's largest homebuilding companies. Pulte operations were highest-ranked in 14 markets and were among the top three in 28 of 30 markets in which it qualified

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NVR serves as the corporate umbrella for Ryan Homes, NVHomes, NVR Mortgage, and NVR Building Products. As one of the top ten home builders and financial service companies in the United States, Ryan Homes was started as a family business in Pittsburgh and has built a successful operation that now spans the Eastern half of the United States. Ryan Homes now operates in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Our reputation for award-winning designs and unparalleled customer service makes Ryan Homes the home builder of choice for savvy homebuyers. Ryan Homes has been building quality single-family homes, townhomes and condominiums to meet every lifestyle for over 50 years.

So if you live in the area, are relocating, or just want to take advantage of some friendly advice, click on one of the areas listed at the left to learn more about Ryan Homes.

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For three generations the Schaeffer family has been dedicated to the mission of providing the people of the Delaware Valley with quality-built, affordably priced new homes. Thomas Schaeffer Sr. learned the craft of woodworking in the Army in WWII, and afterwards he immediately put his new skills to work in the homebuilding industry. The second generation was led by Thomas “Tim” Schaeffer Jr. Tim worked with his father and many other builders throughout the region, polishing his craft and building custom homes in Southern New Jersey. Tim eventually founded Tim Schaeffer Communities in 1989. The building tradition passed to Tim’s son, Jason Thomas Schaeffer, who worked his way through the trades while attending high school, college and graduate business school. Along with the rest of the Family, Jason continues the tradition as President of Schaeffer Family Homes.

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The Sukonik Building Companies, Ltd. is the natural outgrowth of Sukonik and Casper, founded in 1957. Since 1989, the Sukonik’s have been building in the desirable townships along Route 422 in Western Montgomery County. Brothers Neil and Jonathan Sukonik bring an intuitive sense of integrity and hands-on experience to every aspect of the homebuilding process, which is reflected in their popular communities. Their primary focus is on personalized service, quality construction, and attention to detail. From the company's inception, they wanted to create communities and build homes in a limited geographical area to capitalize on their top reputation.

By establishing long-term relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, and subcontractors, they have further defined their vision of blended talents and love of homebuilding, which has become their competitive advantage. Neil Sukonik explains "We see the neighborhoods along Route 422 as outstanding places to live. They are close to incredible shopping and employment opportunities, and have great accessibility to the surrounding areas, while maintaining a rural character." Adds Jon Sukonik "We feel this area continues to have extraordinary desirability, so we have carefully chosen opportunities to best serve our prospective homeowners."

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At Thompson Homes, building has always been a family affair - and so it should be. After all, family is what home is all about. We understand that - and we make every effort to create homes that perfectly match the families who live in them. For over thirty years, we have combined the finest architectural designs, materials and craftsmanship to provide solid values for our customers. Your trust is important to us - and we do whatever it takes to earn it. We have built our success one home at a time. We have established long-term relationships with our clients by listening to them carefully in order to create the homes of their dreams.

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At Toll Brothers, we build more than homes. We build communities. For 40 years, we've been building communities in picturesque settings where luxury meets convenience, and where neighbors become lifelong friends. Toll Brothers is there - in the smallest finishing details of your home, in the setting that makes your home part of a neighborhood, and in the neighborhoods that create your community.

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Thousands of homeowners, dozens of active lifestyle communities and 20 years later we remain committed to our founding belief that 55+ homebuyers deserve better. Better locations. Better and more active lifestyles. Better home designs and the ability to customize. Better buying and customer service experiences.

We invite you to discover all that Traditions of America has to offer. We invite you to Live Better.

As an award-winning homebuilder, it goes without saying that we only offer the best to our homeowners. We care about the details, from meeting the highest industry building standards to maximizing energy efficiency and providing top-rated appliances and fine finishes. But quality goes deeper than the products and amenities we offer. A commitment to quality serves as the foundation for everything we do.

Starting from the top down, we take a hands-on approach to ensuring every community and every home is built to our satisfaction, and to ensuring every homeowner and resident is perfectly satisfied.

The company’s growth and many awards won reflects the quality of our homes and our focus on homebuyer satisfaction.

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For over 30 years, W.B. Homes has been a family-owned business. It all started in the early 80’s when William “Bill” Bonenberger learned the craft of home building at Williamson College of the Trades. He paid his dues, put his nose to the grindstone, and gained hands-on experience working with a trusted national homebuilder. Years later, he still knows that home buyers place tremendous trust in us each time they choose a W.B. home.

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Charles Wilkinson and his family put their heart and soul into Wilkinson Homes, building each home with the same integrity as if it were being built for a member of their own family.

Wilkinson Homes was founded nearly three decades ago on a forward-thinking philosophy that continually searches for ways to improve...for new trends to set...for the latest state-of-the-art technology. Excelling in the art of home building, Wilkinson Homes has also learned more than a thing or two about customer service.

Wilkinson Homes’ goal is to have every homebuyer receive an unparalleled level of customer service through a shared process and open communication. New home buyers extol this creative approach, affirming that this unique process makes them feel as though their home is the only home being built.

Charles Wilkinson’s multi-generational farming heritage instilled the virtues of honesty, hard work and respect for the land, values that make Wilkinson Homes what it is today. Wilkinson Homes is a family owned and operated organization. Now in their third generation of community development and home building. Working closely with his children in leadership capacities (son, Scott and his two daughters, Elisa and Christine), Charles Wilkinson carefully forges ownership structures to maintain the firm’s hard earned reputation for excellence, and to support further corporate growth.

Our strength is truly based on diversity. A broad base of experience, the support of a highly-trained team of creative professionals skilled in thinking outside the box, integration of the latest proven technologies, and a sharply-honed business agility has given Wilkinson Homes the edge during the market changes of the past few decades. Wilkinson Homes has developed, marketed and built a myriad of communities and has garnered a reputation for excellence in the process.

Wilkinson Homes is known for being a cut above and for being able to provide an excellent product in all price ranges and markets. And, perhaps most surprisingly, for being able to creatively and skillfully adapt to buyers’ specific desires and needs. This is often the challenge that other builders resist. Wilkinson Homes is not only willing to customize…we encourage it, and we make the process itself an enjoyable one...creating a total home buying experience.

Wilkinson Homes goes beyond merely delivering a beautifully finished product, they redefine the very essence of the home buying experience. Wilkinson structures model homes as “Idea Centers” and provides complete election/customization centers where buyers can receive assistance from on-staff design consultants as they choose the details that will set their home apart from the rest.

Wilkinson Homes provides an unparalleled level of service, support and communication that makes the process of buying a Wilkinson home one of ease, confidence and comfort.

Wilkinson Homes has the strength and diversity to creatively meet today’s most challenging and innovative trends as well as the wisdom and experience to make the process a rewarding one for all involved. New home buyers extol this creative approach, affirming that this valuable process makes them feel as though their home is our highest priority.

Experience the quality that is integral to every Wilkinson Home. Discover why hundreds of satisfied homeowners recommend Wilkinson Homes to their family and friends.

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