Foster Communities- a familiar name in the metropolitan area, known for the homes they have built, in locations throughout Maryland (Baltimore Metro and Washington Metro, Maryland's Eastern Shore) and Pennsylvania (New Freedom) to Virginia and the counties of Fairfax, Prince William and Stafford, as well as Charles Town, WV! This covers quite a bit of area- and in only 18 years, Foster Communities has sold and settled more than 2000 homes.

Over the years, Foster Communities has prided itself on serving the needs of its customers. Whether it be price, location or superior features in the new home. They have considered the needs of their buying public first and foremost. When offering large expansive homesites, Foster designed spacious floorplans that complemented the setting. For their waterfront project, roomy three level townhomes with decks and large windows throughout were the architecture that combined to allow every homeowner a view of the water. From their entry-level townhouse product to single-family homes over 3,000 square feet, Foster Communities gives the customer a solid value.

The company's cornerstone is Bruce Foster, its founder, owner and president. After an 18-year career in the management phase of the steel business, Foster's background in home building began in the mid 1970s, working for both Ryland and Baycrest Homes. In 1980, he became president of Chesapeake Homes (Baltimore, MD) and, shortly thereafter, served simultaneously as president of The Yeonas Company (Fairfax, VA); both firms were part of the home building subsidiary owned by Olin Corporation and produced an average of 700 homes annually. In this role he also served as manager of the east coast operation for Olin's home building companies. These companies were subsequently sold to Wood Bros. Homes, a Denver, CO-based firm, who retained ownership until late 1985 when the companies were sold again.

Foster Communities launched into the Maryland and Virginia market places in early 1986. Realizing the special needs of the local home buying public and being able to quickly respond to the things that were most important to them, the company was an instant success. A core of subcontractors who were dependable and provided quality on a consistent basis were organized. Today, Foster Communities still uses many of the same fine subcontractors that it began its business with over 18 years ago.

A seasoned team of experts-each in their own field-was gathered to handle the myriad of functions that formed the structure of Foster Communities. Several of this original group are still a part of the organization. The company's top management staff boasts over 100 years experience in the home building industry! The company is also fortunate to employ an experienced and knowledgeable staff who keep the operation running at top efficiency and a group of field superintendents second to none (many having joined the firm during its first few years). They consistently display loyalty and high regard for Bruce Foster, personally and professionally. Perhaps that regard is earned in part by the expression of confidence he displays in them. "We look for people who are ambitious, who want to do their job well and have experience. I know the people on our team are the best!"

Realistic goal setting is fundamental to the company's philosophy. Although in its early years Foster Communities produced far more single-family product to meet market demands, it has cycled through a customer-driven transition of product that includes custom and specialty homes, both entry level and upper-end townhouses and condominiums.

A special harmony has been created making Foster Communities the home building firm it is today. The firm has enjoyed excellent banking relationships with some of the area's most well-known institutions and has maintained a good rapport with local leaders and support agencies within the various municipalities. With the strong combination of its very capable employees, top-notched subcontractors and the desire to serve the public's needs, Foster Communities is positioned to continue on in the business of providing homes well into the 21st century. The company and all who are a part of it take pride in the homes produced each year. Foster himself takes a personal interest to insure each home buyer is treated fairly. His approach to principles, employees and customers is admirable. The entire staff at Foster Communities is keenly aware that their goal is to produce a valuable product for their clients and maintain a strong company with a solid reputation in order to better serve those clients for many years to come.