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April 14, 2002
Michno, Gemcraft lead in Awards of Excellence Kevin Michno, senior vice president of Mercantile Mortgage Corp., was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Gemcraft Homes won in three Outstanding Home Awards categories in the Maryland Awards of Excellence sponsored by the Sales and Marketing Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland. The awards, presented at the Hyatt Regency at the Inner Harbor, recognized local homebuilders for design, livability and value. The awards were separated into two categories: large volume builders who achieve more than $7 million in annual sales and small volume builders who do less than $7 million annually.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com | November 13, 2009
Harford County-based Gemcraft Homes Inc., one of the largest independent home builders in the mid-Atlantic, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection amid declining sales in the recession. The builder listed estimated debts of between $50 million and $100 million and assets of $100 million to $500 million in documents filed Monday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Baltimore. Gemcraft once built more than 1,200 townhouses and single-family homes a year in Maryland and four other states, but that number has fallen to an average of 400 a year, Gemcraft Vice President Dale Hevesy said in an interview Thursday.
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BUSINESS
October 31, 1999
Gemcraft Homes of Forest Hill was listed as the 24th-fastest-growing builder in the nation -- and the top Maryland-based company -- in the National Association of Home Builders' September issue of Builder magazine.According to Builder, Gemcraft's 1998 revenue of $31.3 million was a 213 percent increase from 1996. Gemcraft built 182 homes in 1998, up 208 percent.Bill Luther, Gemcraft's president, attributed the growth of the 6-year-old company to the acquisition of a line of townhouses after the demise of Keystone Builders and the expansion of its single-family home line, which has grown to 35 floor plans from five in recent years.
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By Lorraine Mirabella | lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com | November 13, 2009
Harford County-based Gemcraft Homes Inc., one of the largest independent home builders in the mid-Atlantic, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection amid declining sales in the recession. The builder listed estimated debts of between $50 million and $100 million and assets of $100 million to $500 million in documents filed Monday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Baltimore. Gemcraft once built more than 1,200 townhouses and single-family homes a year in Maryland and four other states, but that number has fallen to an average of 400 a year, Gemcraft Vice President Dale Hevesy said in an interview Thursday.
BUSINESS
April 9, 2000
With three Awards of Excellence citations, Gemcraft Homes was the big winner last week when the Sales and Marketing Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland presented its annual awards at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel. Barry Andrews Homes of Harford County and the Williamsburg Group in Howard County each won a pair of awards. The SMC Award of Excellence program recognizes local homebuilders who provide buyers with excellence in design, livability and value. Gemcraft's Judy Borns was named Sales Manager of the Year.
BUSINESS
October 8, 2000
Gemcraft Homes has been named the 19th-fastest- growing builder in the country, up from No. 24 last year in the National Association of Home Builders' September issue of Builder magazine. The survey, in its second year, ranked the 90 fastest-growing builders in the country. Fueling the Fallston-based company's rise in the rankings is its performance over the past three years: It closed on 293 units in 1999 compared with 78 units in 1997, and more than tripled its revenue from $14 million to $48 million during that same period.
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By Robert Nusgart and Robert Nusgart,SUN STAFF | December 17, 1998
A pair of Harford County builders -- Gemcraft Homes and B. Andrews & Company Inc. -- have taken over a majority of land positions in three popular Harford developments once under the control of Keystone Homes, which ceased operation in October.Buyers who had purchased in Hickory Overlook, Spenceola Farms and the Reserve at Constant Friendship will have their contracts and deposits honored by the two builders. Bill Luther, principal at Gemcraft, said the agreement also includes the right to construct the same townhouse products Keystone was building.
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By From staff and Los Angeles Times reports | September 4, 2005
Gemcraft Homes donating to charity in Md., Pa. and Del. Gemcraft Homes Group Inc. is donating $1,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities for every home it sells in selected regional counties through the end of the year. Gemcraft, which started the initiative June 1, makes the donation for most houses sold in Cecil County in Maryland; Chester County in Pennsylvania; and New Castle, Sussex and Kent counties in Delaware. The donations will be made only by Harford County-based Gemcraft's Delaware division, one of the six within the Forest Hill company.
BUSINESS
August 6, 2000
Jerusalem Manor Gemcraft Homes Inc. has seven lots, ranging from 1.01 to 3.75 acres, available in its Jerusalem Manor community in Kingsville. The Baltimore County community offers buyers a choice of 10 models, each featuring four or five bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and two-car garage. The homes range from 2,400 to 3,300 square feet, are heated with propane gas and are on well-and-septic systems. All homes have full brick fronts, 9-foot textured ceilings and 42-inch kitchen cabinets. The Salem has a base price of $362,990 for 3,000 square feet.
BUSINESS
December 9, 2001
Britinay Manor Gemcraft Homes has nine home sites available at Britinay Manor, a community of single-family homes in Baltimore County. The Perry Hall community offers a public water-and-sewer system and gas heat and cooking. Homes are situated on about one-fifth of an acre. Gemcraft offers six plans at the community. Three model homes are open for viewing at its Gunpowder community in Harford County. Standard features include a hardwood foyer, ceramic tiles in bathroom, a super bath and one- or two-car garage.
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By JOSH MITCHELL and JOSH MITCHELL,SUN REPORTER | March 30, 2006
Baltimore County officials are set to order the demolition of two houses under construction -- a rare, if not unprecedented, move that follows complaints that the homes were being built too close to a stream. Although the county had given approval for construction, a newly conducted engineering study found that the home sites are within an environmentally sensitive area that is off-limits to building, officials said yesterday. As a result, they said, the owner of the property, which is near White Marsh Mall, will all but surely be forced to remove what has been built: two concrete foundations, one supporting wood framing.
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By From staff and Los Angeles Times reports | September 4, 2005
Gemcraft Homes donating to charity in Md., Pa. and Del. Gemcraft Homes Group Inc. is donating $1,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities for every home it sells in selected regional counties through the end of the year. Gemcraft, which started the initiative June 1, makes the donation for most houses sold in Cecil County in Maryland; Chester County in Pennsylvania; and New Castle, Sussex and Kent counties in Delaware. The donations will be made only by Harford County-based Gemcraft's Delaware division, one of the six within the Forest Hill company.
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By Kevin T. McVey and Kevin T. McVey,SUN STAFF | October 10, 2004
In July, Christopher Harris of Joppatowne attended a game at Ripken Stadium with the intention of enjoying a summer evening at the ballpark, but little did he know that his attending the game would result in his winning a single-family home in Cecil County. Harris' boss at the local Mars Supermarket gave him tickets to the Aberdeen Iron Birds game on July 27. After arriving at the stadium, Harris, 25, bought a $10 raffle ticket from the Boys and Girls Club of Cecil County, which was selling the tickets for a drawing to win a single-family house.
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By Amanda Ponko and Amanda Ponko,SUN STAFF | May 23, 2004
NORTH EAST - The Boys & Girls Club of Cecil County will give away a new house Aug. 1 as part of its House of Dreams Raffle benefiting the 1,200 members of the club and other Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Maryland and Delaware. The house, built and donated by Gemcraft Homes, is being constructed near the first hole of the Chesapeake Bay Golf Course, on a lot provided by Mason Dixon Realty. It is expected to be completed next month and will include three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and a two-car garage.
BUSINESS
September 22, 2002
GREENS AT ROCK GLEN Gemcraft Homes' The Greens at Rock Glenn offers 46 lots, with 14 floor plans. With base prices from $279,900 to $377,900, the single-family homes include three to five bedrooms and a choice of two, two-story floor plans and two ranch-style layouts. The Greens, in Aberdeen, offers plenty of amenities such as a standard super bath, hardwood foyer, chair-rail and crown moldings, 9-foot ceilings, 42-inch kitchen cabinets and brick fronts. Options include Corian countertops, sunrooms, cabinetry upgrades to cherry or maple, fireplaces and a sitting room off the master bedroom.
BUSINESS
April 14, 2002
Michno, Gemcraft lead in Awards of Excellence Kevin Michno, senior vice president of Mercantile Mortgage Corp., was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Gemcraft Homes won in three Outstanding Home Awards categories in the Maryland Awards of Excellence sponsored by the Sales and Marketing Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland. The awards, presented at the Hyatt Regency at the Inner Harbor, recognized local homebuilders for design, livability and value. The awards were separated into two categories: large volume builders who achieve more than $7 million in annual sales and small volume builders who do less than $7 million annually.
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By Kevin T. McVey and Kevin T. McVey,SUN STAFF | October 10, 2004
In July, Christopher Harris of Joppatowne attended a game at Ripken Stadium with the intention of enjoying a summer evening at the ballpark, but little did he know that his attending the game would result in his winning a single-family home in Cecil County. Harris' boss at the local Mars Supermarket gave him tickets to the Aberdeen Iron Birds game on July 27. After arriving at the stadium, Harris, 25, bought a $10 raffle ticket from the Boys and Girls Club of Cecil County, which was selling the tickets for a drawing to win a single-family house.
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By Amanda Ponko and Amanda Ponko,SUN STAFF | May 23, 2004
NORTH EAST - The Boys & Girls Club of Cecil County will give away a new house Aug. 1 as part of its House of Dreams Raffle benefiting the 1,200 members of the club and other Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Maryland and Delaware. The house, built and donated by Gemcraft Homes, is being constructed near the first hole of the Chesapeake Bay Golf Course, on a lot provided by Mason Dixon Realty. It is expected to be completed next month and will include three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and a two-car garage.
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