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A Southern Maryland       Family Owned Construction Company

Moving to Southern Maryland in 1987 Don returned to his roots in construction; managing the construction of hundreds of homes in one of St. Mary's County's first planned communities before founding Colony Builders.

Since it's founding in 1996 Colony Builders has designed and constructed over 100 custom homes throughout Southern Maryland.  Colony Builders builds unique new homes with superior value. Our extensive experience as a custom home builder allows us to propose design solutions that work for your family & budget. Whether we are building a 2,000 square foot home, a large luxury estate, or a home renovation, you can be sure you will receive the personal attention you desire and deserve in Southern Maryland's St. Mary's County & Calvert County communities.

Owner,  Don Cropp founded Colony Builders, Inc. in 1996 bringing with him his over 40 years of construction knowledge and experience.


Don began his career as a teenager working with his father's construction company in Western Pennsylvania. It was this experience of growing up in a family-owned business that Don learned first hand the principles of construction, that of quality craftsmanship, honesty & ingenuity. Those principles are what Colony Builders is founded on today.


Working his way through college Don received his Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Arts & Urban Planning from California University of Pennsylvania. He then continued his career as City Engineer of Pasadena, Texas before returning back to Pennsylvania to finish his Masters in Public Administration from The University of Pittsburgh.




The beauty is in the craftsmenship

Colony Builders takes pride in building the highest quality home for our customers.


By handpicking our contractors and developing long-term relationships with the best craftsman in Southern Maryland, it allows us to provide you with outstanding quality at the best price.

Custom HomeDesign

Building with our knowledge 

As a leading custom home builder Colony Builders is focused on personalized

design-build aspects of the homebuilding business and has accumulated an extensive portfolio of floor plans with a variety of styles.


Energy Efficient & Low Maintenance Homes

Building you a home you'll love for a lifetime

Colony Builders strives to build the best possible home that is energy efficient and low maintenance.


Working with you to discuss costs and efficiencies of different design and structural solutions for every detail of your new home allows us to give you a fixed price for the construction of your home

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