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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | December 27, 1992
Bob Ward Homes has begun marketing a new detached residence, the Sequoia model, in the Box Hill North community off Route 924 in Bel Air.Priced below $160,000, the Sequoia has four bedrooms on a second floor, a luxury bath, walk-in pantry, mud room and first-floor laundry room. It is also available with a kitchen island and a full or half porch.A model home is located at 46 Mitchell Drive.Founded in 1982, Bob Ward Homes has built more than 500 residences in communities such as Brentwood Park, Hampton Ridge, Hunters Run, Grace Harbour and Locust Hill Estates.
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By Advertorial Content by Mary Medland | July 29, 2011
ADVERTORIAL CONTENT Anyone who is looking for a townhome inEdgewood - with its easy access to the many Baltimore County and Harford County amenities - would be well-advised to consider Bob Ward's Ashby Place. But time is running out: The community of 122 homes has a mere seven units left on the market. "This community in Harford County is almost finished, and we have reduced prices," says Marilyn Payne, vice president of sales for Bob Ward Companies. "The final building is completed for a quick delivery, and the homes here are three-level townhomes with sunrooms that begin in the $190,000s.
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By Daniel H. Barkin and Daniel H. Barkin,SUN STAFF | January 28, 1996
A decade ago, Bob Ward sold his first home, a modular unit with components purchased from the area's largest builder, Ryland Homes.Mr. Ward was one of Harford's smallest builders, by choice, even though his career didn't have to start that way. His father was a veteran developer, well-known in the homebuilding industry. But Ward was determined to run his own shop."I love my dad, but I preferred not to work for him," said Mr. Ward, 37. "I wanted to own a business of my own."As recently as five years ago, Mr. Ward was just one of dozens of small local builders competing for the slice of the Harford County market that Ryland, Ryan and other construction giants hadn't already gobbled.
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By MARY GAIL HARE and MARY GAIL HARE,SUN REPORTER | June 11, 2006
Clutching the keys to her new home and surrounded by her children, Bonita Hall thanked a long list of volunteers who made homeownership a reality for her family. "Thank you all for blessing me with this house," said Hall, standing on the front porch of a modest rancher in a quiet Aberdeen neighborhood Friday. Less than a week ago, there was nothing but a hole in the ground surrounded by a muddy lot. Early Monday morning, all that a crew of about 50 had to work with was a foundation on an unimproved lot provided by Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization that helps needy families achieve homeownership.
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By Robert Nusgart and Robert Nusgart,SUN REAL ESTATE EDITOR | February 2, 1997
Bob Ward saw a need and filled it. He saw an opportunity to build affordable housing and capitalized on it. And last week he was rewarded for his efforts.ClayBrooke, a townhouse and single-family community being built by Bob Ward Homes in Woodlawn, was honored last week with the "Building Innovation in Homeownership Award" by the National Partners in Homeownership. The award, given at the National Association of Home Builders conference in Houston, recognizes developers whose "construction techniques lower the cost of homebuilding."
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By Robert Nusgart and By Robert Nusgart,SUN REAL ESTATE EDITOR | September 23, 2001
Local real estate agents, as well as those selling new homes, were looking to this weekend to give them better insight into how the housing market is going to be affected in wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. Agents are trying to figure out if the aftershocks of the tragedy will tighten the brakes on a sector that has already shown signs of slowing or if buyers and sellers will take advantage of dropping mortgage rates and reinvigorate the market. At Ryland Homes, traffic - the number of people who visit models - dropped 20 percent the weekend after the attacks, according to Earl Robinson, director of marketing and sales for the Baltimore metropolitan area's No. 2 builder.
BUSINESS
December 16, 2001
Michael DeStefano, president of Annapolis-based Sturbridge Homes, was installed as president of the Home Builders Association of Maryland for 2002 last week. DeStefano, 35, said the association will continue focusing on an issue on which it has been working the past year under the outgoing president, T. Kevin Carney. "Our biggest long-term issue is to make sure that the counties and municipalities plan for the proper amount of growth that we're going to need," DeStefano said. "We want to make sure there's enough land planned for the growth that's coming."
BUSINESS
February 18, 2001
Bob Ward Homes has a decorated model open at Manchester Farms, a 280-home community featuring two-story Colonials, ranchers and executive-style homes in Carroll County. Bob Ward offers 11 home plans, ranging from 1,441 square feet to 2,732 square feet, with base prices from $164,900 to $228,900. Standard features include designer oak kitchen cabinets, vinyl siding, central air-conditioning and oak interior handrails. The homes are on public water and sewer systems and come with gas heat.
BUSINESS
January 6, 2002
Walnut Point Bob Ward Homes has a model open and 50 home sites available at Walnut Point, a community of single-family homes in Baltimore County. The Essex community offers water privileges that include a boat-launch ramp, boat storage and a 90-foot crabbing and fishing pier. Walnut Point has public water and sewer systems and gas heat on home sites of one-quarter to one-third of an acre. Bob Ward offers nine floor plans at the community of two-story colonials, contemporaries and ranchers.
BUSINESS
June 4, 2000
Bob Ward Cos. names Veach executive VP, general manager Bob Ward Companies, the third-largest builder of new homes in the Baltimore area, announced that Linda Veach has been promoted to executive vice president and general manager. Veach, a Timonium resident who joined the Bel Air-based homebuilder in 1995, previously served as senior vice president and, before that, as director of marketing. In her new position, Veach is responsible for overall management of the company's homebuilding operations.
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By JUSTIN FENTON and JUSTIN FENTON,SUN REPORTER | October 12, 2005
Bob Ward Cos., an Edgewood-based homebuilder, is facing a racial discrimination lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of a former employee who was fired from the company last year. The EEOC alleges in a news release issued yesterday that the man, the only black construction superintendent with the company at the time, was subjected to different terms and conditions of employment, faced racially derogatory language and jokes from subcontractors, and was fired because of his race.
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February 19, 2003
On February 16, 2003, R. WALTER WARD of Abingdon, MD. Beloved husband of Beatrice "Betty" L. Ward (nee Lauterbach), devoted father of Bob Ward and Jennifer Ward Reynolds. Loving brother of Fred Y. Ward, Mary Helen Cooper and the late Howard Ward, Frank Ward, Edward Ward, John Ward, and Jessie Morrison. Also survived by three grandchildren Jennifer Lynn Ward, Laura Ann Ward, and Robert Andrew Ward. Loving step-son of the late Gertrude Ward. A Service will be held at the family owned McComas Funeral Home, P.A., Abingdon, MD., on Friday, February 21, at 11 A.M. Interment will be in Cokesbury United Methodist Church Cemetery, Abingdon, MD. Friends may call at the funeral home in Abingdon on Thursday from 5-7 P.M. and Friday from 10-11 A.M. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Harford Community College Scholarship Fund, 401 Thomas Run Rd., Bel Air, MD. 21015 in memory of Walter Ward.
NEWS
February 19, 2003
R. Walter Ward, a Harford County real estate developer, died Sunday of cardiac arrest at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. The Abingdon resident was 78. He was the co-owner of a Harford County real estate firm, Ward and Bosely, which he founded more than 30 years ago with Melvin G. Bosely. Born in Boone, N.C., Mr. Ward was raised in Bel Air and was a 1943 graduate of Bel Air High School. Trained as a professional auctioneer at a school in Lafayette, Ind., he sold cars at an auto and truck auction in Mannheim, Pa., one day a week through the 1970s.
BUSINESS
January 6, 2002
Walnut Point Bob Ward Homes has a model open and 50 home sites available at Walnut Point, a community of single-family homes in Baltimore County. The Essex community offers water privileges that include a boat-launch ramp, boat storage and a 90-foot crabbing and fishing pier. Walnut Point has public water and sewer systems and gas heat on home sites of one-quarter to one-third of an acre. Bob Ward offers nine floor plans at the community of two-story colonials, contemporaries and ranchers.
BUSINESS
December 16, 2001
Michael DeStefano, president of Annapolis-based Sturbridge Homes, was installed as president of the Home Builders Association of Maryland for 2002 last week. DeStefano, 35, said the association will continue focusing on an issue on which it has been working the past year under the outgoing president, T. Kevin Carney. "Our biggest long-term issue is to make sure that the counties and municipalities plan for the proper amount of growth that we're going to need," DeStefano said. "We want to make sure there's enough land planned for the growth that's coming."
BUSINESS
April 13, 1997
Bob Ward Homes has opened the fifth section at Castlestone at White Marsh, where the firm is building four different three-level townhouses, including one with a first-floor master bedroom.The Gunpowder is a side-entry, end unit townhouse with 1,600 square feet and a beginning price of $129,900. At the front of the entry level, there is a master suite with a walk-in closet, 17-by-12-foot bedroom and full bath with dual vanities.A laundry room, linen and guest closets, 13-by-13-foot living room, 10-by-13-foot dining room and 8-by-14-foot kitchen with pantry are also on the first floor.
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By JUSTIN FENTON and JUSTIN FENTON,SUN REPORTER | October 12, 2005
Bob Ward Cos., an Edgewood-based homebuilder, is facing a racial discrimination lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of a former employee who was fired from the company last year. The EEOC alleges in a news release issued yesterday that the man, the only black construction superintendent with the company at the time, was subjected to different terms and conditions of employment, faced racially derogatory language and jokes from subcontractors, and was fired because of his race.
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