Martin Alloy and Stanley Halle created Stanley Martin in 1966 in the Maryland suburbs outside of Washington, D.C. New homes in the 1960s were often small ramblers without a garage. Early on, Stanley Martin began innovating with fresh new designs which made multi-level and two-story homes affordable. Fairly quickly, we expanded our single-family homes to include various sizes and types of townhomes as well.
Our innovative designs, commitment to quality and strong customer service quickly led to significant growth. Stanley Martin expanded into Virginia in 1971, and throughout the 1970s and 1980s became one of the Washington D.C. area's largest companies and most recognized brand names. In addition to our reputation for building high-quality homes, Stanley Martin became known as a developer of outstanding communities with an extraordinary attention to detail.
As Stanley Martin grew, we also expanded by investing in businesses to help better serve homebuyers.
With a full suite of services available, Stanley Martin became one of the 100 largest builders in the U.S. in the early 2000s, and one of the 50 largest builders in the U.S. by 2010. With this success we continued to expand, entering Charlottesville in 2013 and both Richmond and Raleigh in 2014.
In 2017, Stanley Martin joined the Daiwa House Group. Daiwa House is one of the largest real estate and development companies in the world and provides synergies and capital access that supports Stanley Martin's national expansion strategy. In 2018, Stanley Martin opened in two new cities: Charleston, South Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia.
The company continues to thrive and in February 2020 we expanded our operations into additional metro areas in North Carolina and South Carolina, including Columbia, SC and Charlotte, NC. We are proud of our 50+ years of success which is driven by homebuyers who every day have the confidence to choose Stanley Martin to fulfill their new home dreams.