The Complete History Of Ryan Homes


At Brunswick Crossing, we offer homeowners the best of the best. Each house in our community is completed with the BuiltSmart promise and comes with first-class amenities like our brand-new pool and pool house and Weis Markets, coming this year. However, we couldn’t guarantee those qualities and more without Ryan Homes. 

Since 1948, Ryan Homes has grown from a small, family-run business to become one of the top five homebuilders in the country. While there are many reasons for this success, they all revolve around three key factors: A passionate commitment to customers, consistent quality, and a personalized approach.

1948: Edward M. Ryan, Inc. begins as a small, family-run business in Pittsburgh with a mission to provide housing in the expanding post-World War II economy. He passes away in 2012.

1960s: The company expands, opening new divisions in the Indiana, Kentucky, New York, Ohio, and the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. They also acquire new lumberyards and open their first manufacturing plant. 

The company name is changed from Edward M. Ryan, Inc. to Ryan Homes, Inc. after the regional expansion, and the company goes public. They begin building townhouses, inner-city projects, and planned unit developments, and launch Ryan Financial Services.

1980s: Ryan Homes’ stockholders and NVHomes’ unitholders vote to approve a merger agreement allowing Ryan Homes to become a wholly owned subsidiary of NVHomes. It forms a new company called NVRyan, according to Ryan Homes Facebook page.  The company later shortens its name to NVR L.P.

1990s: NVR L.P. and some of its homebuilding subsidiaries file for bankruptcy reorganization. After debt has been reorganized, the company emerges from Chapter 11 as NVR, Inc.

2000s: In March, Forbes ranks NVR 11th among its Platinum 400 list of strong performers, and Ryan Homes continues to expand up and down the East Coast. The company begins new home sales in Brunswick Crossing in Brunswick, Maryland.

2010s: Ryan Homes expands to its current 14 states and D.C., entering Chicago, Indianapolis, and parts of Florida. In August of 2015, Fortune publishes Builder NVR Survived And Thrived After The Housing Bubble.

Ryan Homes is a valued member of NVR, Inc., a family of affiliates that also includes NVHomes, Heartland Homes, NVR Building Products, NVR Mortgage, and NVR Settlement Services. Ryan Homes has constructed more than 360,000 homes since its inception, and the home builder is continually upgrading their products and technologies throughout the decades to keep up with homeowners' growing needs.

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