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.
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
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.
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.
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!"
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
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.