About Van Metre
We continually strive to set new standards for what it means to be a local builder. Living in our own communities, we want to make sure our neighbors enjoy years of trouble-free homeownership. From our engineers and craftspeople, to our design consultants and Customer Care Ambassadors, everyone is focused on making sure you love your Van Metre home for years to come.
Commitment That Endures
In 1955, our founder, Albert G. Van Metre, began a business endeavor that would evolve into a family of companies. His meticulous nature and uncompromising ideals set him apart from other local developers, and his name quickly became synonymous with quality and craftsmanship.
The company is founded by Albert G. Van Metre who partners with B.B. Wills to build the first Van Metre Homes in Burke, Virginia.
The company ventures into investment properties with the construction and delivery of Fairfax Square Apartments.
Van Metre takes on a management role at the Saratoga Shopping Center, built by Guy Beatty, and begins its commercial business.
In its first large scale philanthropy effort, Van Metre organizes the Hospice Cup regatta. Now an annual tradition, it is the nation’s largest charity sailing regatta.
Van Metre enters into a joint venture with Intercoastal Mortgage Company.
In gratitude for the excellent treatment his son received at Children’s Hospital, Van Metre CEO Rick Rabil launches the annual Van Metre 5-Mile Run, an event that has garnered millions of dollars for Children’s Hospital.
Van Metre forms a joint venture with Walker/Dominion Title LLC, marking the official founding of Van Metre Financial.
Raspberry Falls, the first of many award-winning Van Metre golf courses, opens just moments from Leesburg, Virginia.
Beau Van Metre and Alison Van Metre Paley establish the Van Metre Family Foundation, Inc. benefiting education, the arts, veterans, people living in poverty, and animal welfare.
Owners created the Van Metre Companies Foundation in order to assist local nonprofits focused on needy children and teens, the homeless, as well as local animal shelters.
Van Metre Design+Build is established to help homeowners enlarge and customize their Van Metre homes.
Van Metre Homes introduces the next generation of homebuilding with POWERhaus, one of the first new construction Net Positive Energy Homes designed to minimize the environmental impacts associated with building a new home.
Over the years, our dedication to service and commitment to quality have been recognized through the granting of many awards—from industry recognition of individual Van Metre team members to community acknowledgement of our longstanding philanthropic work as a company.
Building and strategic enterprises (base)
BASE, Van Metre’s manufacturing plant in Winchester, VA, has constructed our homes since 2005. Experienced craftspeople work hand-in-hand to translate our architect's vision into carefully engineered products for our homes. With a commitment to structural building practices, our team ensures a sound home and a solid investment.
In shaping our Design Centre, we created a destination that celebrates your personal style—a place where you can truly experience all the interior finish possibilities for your new home. Here, you work with our highly experienced design consultants to consider options, create thoughtful spaces, and design an enviable home you’re sure to enjoy for a lifetime.
From the time you sign your sales contract through the full warranty period on your home, our Customer Care team is there to represent you. Each of our communities has its own Customer Care Ambassador who serves as your liaison with Van Metre. When you have questions, your Ambassador is there to answer them, and to make sure your needs are addressed promptly and effectively.
As builders, we recognize that everything we do impacts the place we call home. So we choose environmentally-friendly construction materials, and select energy efficient fixtures and appliances for all our homes. It’s exactly what you’d expect from a local developer. What we do is good for the planet, and good for your budget.
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