Our History

In 1951, Ernie Ausherman left his job to build homes in Frederick County. Ausherman Homes began with the construction of single-family residences. In 1986, Ausherman Development Corporation was established to meet the growing demands of the commercial and residential markets. In 2003, the home-building business was sold, and our efforts now focus on residential and commercial development with Ausherman Properties.

Today, Ausherman Properties continues to focus on that same community building while building community, honoring the history and legacy of our founding father, continuing the work he started almost 70 years ago, and making a positive impact on the community we love.

Marvin Ausherman
Marvin Ausherman & Father
Ausherman Contractor


Looking back on a few of our company milestones…


Marvin Ausherman

Marvin Ausherman

Marvin joined Ausherman Homes to support the design, sales, and estimating efforts.


Marvin Ausherman receiving Waterside award

Marvin Ausherman receives Home Show award in 1985.

Ernie Ausherman founded the first Frederick Home Show with the Frederick County Building Industry Association.

Work in the 1980's


Brookridge North

Clover Hill II East

Clover Hill II West


Colony Village




Harpers View

Hillside Estates

West Middletown Estates


Work in the 1990's

Ballenger Pointe

Brookridge South

Clover Hill III

Clover View


Green Hill Manor

Meadow Ridge

North Crossing

Silo Hill

Stone Ridge

Tuscarora Bluff


Winding Ridge


Marvin Ausherman

Marvin Ausherman

Marvin’s role in Ausherman Homes expands and he becomes the owner of the family business.

Work in the 2000's

Whittier team

Ausherman Staff at Whittier Community.

Clover Ridge

Double Tree


Pear Lane Estates


Villages of Urbana




#1 Customer Satisfaction Award

J.D. Power and Associates Award

Ausherman Homes was designated the top builder in the Washington metro area by J.D. Power and Associates and received the award for “Highest in Customer Satisfaction With New Home Builders in Washington, D.C.”


Ausherman Homes is sold to Drees Homes.


Drees Buys Ausherman Homes

Marvin with Drees Homes Team

Drees Buys Ausherman Homes

Marvin with David Drees, CEO of Drees Homes


Established Ausherman Family Foundation & Ausherman Family Trust.

Ausherman Family Foundation

Work in the 2010's

Baker Park Estates

Cannon Bluff


Sycamore Ridge

Woodbourne Manor


Patriot Professional Center sold. Built in 2006, it is a two-story medical office building.


Ausherman Commercial Property - Patriot Professional Center exterior front

Patriot Professional Center


Key Park Center sold. Two-story medical/professional office building started in 2007.


Ausherman Commercial Property - Key Park Center exterior

Key Park Center


Barbara Fritchie House

Barbara Fritchie House

Barbara Fritchie House renovations were completed. Ausherman Family Foundation purchased the home at auction in 2015, renovated the historic exterior features, and documented artifacts.


Clover Ridge community completed. Project started in 2001.


Clover Ridge entry sign

Clover Ridge


Residential property in Baker Park Estates

Baker Park Estates

Baker Park Estates completed near Downtown Frederick. The project started in 2016.


Kemp Hall Lofts & Studios celebrated completion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.


Kemp Hall team

Kemp Hall Development Team

Kemp Hall Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


Governors Place completes repositioning activity.


Governors Place

Refreshed Governors Place Exterior



New Spire Stages celebrates Grand Opening.


New Spire Stages

New Spire Stages’ Lobby

Ausherman Community Benefit Project - New Spire Arts exterior

New Spire Stages, 15 W. Patrick St.


Lifetime Achievement Award

Marvin Ausherman with Denise Jacoby, FCBIA Executive Officer and Tracie Clabaugh, FCBIA President.

Marvin honored with the Frederick County Building Industry Association Lifetime Achievement Award at their 60th Anniversary Celebration.