Our History is Our Future

A kitchen table, the trunk of a Pontiac convertible and a small room in the back of a grocery store. These were places Ramon W. Breeden, Jr. had at his disposal during the conception of The Breeden Company. There's no fancy beginning. There was ambition, drive and desire to create something great. And, so The Breeden Company came to fruition.

1961

The Breeden Company is established.

1964

Mr. Breeden starts building single-family homes. The Breeden construction division is born.

Site Area
Site Area
1975

1st of 5 consecutive years that a professional builders magazine lists Mr. Breeden among its top 500 builders nationally.

1978

Mr. Breeden receives the outstanding builder award in recognition for professional skills, knowledge and foresight in the advancement of housing industry technology

The Breeden Company has long been a very strong and generous supporter of so many community initiatives.

The Breeden Company has long been a very strong and generous supporter of so many community initiatives.

1980

Mr. Breeden is named president of Tidewater Builders Association.

Breeden Building
Breeden Building
1983

The Breeden Company presence moves into Williamsburg and Richmond.

1984

The Breeden Company moves its headquarters to its current location, making it the first office completed in the company's Lynnhaven Commons Office Park development.

1987

Two-decade mark: The company has amassed $150 million worth of property & ranks among the region's major developers.

Mr. B Shaking Hands
Mr. B Shaking Hands
1997

C. Torrey Breeden, current Executive VP, joins the company.

2004

Purchase of 863-unit Emerald Point Apartments in Virginia Beach, VA for $68 million, marking the largest apartment acquisition in Virginia Beach's history to date.

2006

The Breeden Company's presences moves into North Carolina.

We owe our success to the hard work and unmatched dedication of our employees.

We owe our success to the hard work and unmatched dedication of our employees.

2010

Major promotions: Breeden Realty, Breeden Property Management, and Breeden Construction are all appointed presidents. Until now, Mr. Breeden had been president across all divisions.

Ramon W. Breeden Jr.
Ramon W. Breeden Jr.
2011

Two new divisions launch that will enable the Breeden Company to provide third-party construction services, Breeden Construction, and third-party property management services, Breeden Property Management.

2013

7 Breeden communities win apartmentratings.com National 2012 Top Rated Award.

Cambria at Cornerstone wins Best Lifestyle Programming in the nation by the National Association of Home Builders.

2014

13 Breeden Communities win apartmentratings.com National 2013 Top Rated Award.

The Breeden Company History
The Breeden Company History
2015

Two Breeden communities rank in top 35 in the nation for customer service.

The Breeden Company broke ground on Aqua at 25th Street Apartments and Parkside at Charles Street Apartments.

2016

Woodbriar Apartments and Red Knot at Edinburgh Apartments win big at the Tidewater Multifamily Housing Council Awards Of Excellence Celebration.

Aqua on 25th Street wins Urban Planning award.

Fortunately, we've got that group of people who are all very dedicated and very sincere in their work.

Fortunately, we've got that group of people who are all very dedicated and very sincere in their work.

2017

Breeden properties rank top 5% nationally in Resident Satisfaction.

The Breeden Company acquires Reflections at Virginia Beach Apartments and breaks ground on The Allure at Jefferson Apartments.

2018

The Breeden Company is recognized at the 2018 RAMMY Awards.

The Breeden Company announces land purchase in Norfolk, Virginia for the future location of the Pinewell Station Apartments community.

Pinewell Station Groundbreaking The Breeden Company
Pinewell Station Groundbreaking The Breeden Company
2019

The Breeden Company is ranked #4 for top workplaces for large companies.

The Breeden Company breaks ground on Pinewell Station Apartmentsnin Norfolk, VA.

2020

The Breeden Company is listed as one of the Top Places to Work in 2020 (Inside Business).

Mr. Ramon W. Breeden, Jr. is listed in the Virginia Business 2020 Power List.

The Breeden Company completes construction on its newest Enriched Lifestyle Community, Pinewell Station in Norfolk, VA.

Construction commences on another Enriched Lifestyle Community, Berkmar Landing Apartments. in Albermarle County, VA. 

2021