St. Charles, MD Named Business of the Year by Charles County Chamber of Commerce

Tue, 2016-02-02 12:39 kwidmayer

The St. Charles Companies has been named the Reed W. McDonagh Business of the Year by the Charles County, MD Chamber of Commerce, honoring the company for its commitment to quality development, community enhancement and support and leadership within the Charles County business community.

”The St. Charles Companies are honored to be recognized by the Charles County Chamber,” said St. Charles Companies President, Matthew Martin. “This Chamber and its leaders have been important partners for our company and many others, encouraging economic development and enhancing quality of life throughout the County.”

This is the second time St. Charles has been honored with the award and comes as the Chamber celebrates its diamond jubilee, recognizing the business organization for 60 years of service to Charles County. The award is named after Mr. McDonagh, the influential county resident and local businessman who founded the Chamber.

We're very proud to recognize St. Charles as our 2015 honoree," said former Chamber president Sue Greer in making the announcement. "Their involvement with the Chamber, their leadership on the Chamber economic development committee, and their commitment to promoting sound, ethical business ideals well beyond the borders of their planned community make the St. Charles Companies an outstanding honoree."

St. Charles, MD is the best-selling new home community in Southern Maryland and is considered one of the most successful master planned communities in the Country, recently ranked 47th* by industry data firm, John Burns Real Estate Consulting, in their independent ranking of the Top Selling Master Planned Communities of 2014 across the nation. Commenting on St. Charles’ consistent top 50 ranking, John Burns said, “The good schools, family-oriented amenities, slower pace of life, and affordable prices at St. Charles make this community an ideal place to raise a family, while still being accessible from the Washington metro area. Along with these location and product attributes, we recognize the St. Charles development team for its outstanding execution and strong reputation in the Washington region.” Over the past few years, St. Charles was featured several times in The Washington Post, including this story in September 2015 on the impact of quality schools on home sales and value. St. Charles was also profiled alongside the Washington area’s top master planned communities in The Washington Times (Master-Planned Towns, Age 50, Innovative Still). St. Charles has achieved record-level sales in recent years as buyers and renters recognize the advantages of a mixed-use community with unique features such as the Regency Furniture Stadium, the new West Waldorf library, and the new St. Charles High School. Named by CNN’s Money Magazine as one of the top twenty small cities to live in America, St. Charles is known for its diverse and abundant neighborhoods, lively retail centers, recreational opportunities and excellent schools.  St. Charles appeals to all ages and lifestyles and was named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation’s top bargains for places to retire.  St. Charles invites you to like us on Facebook at St. Charles MD or visit us at

*Building Market Intelligence by John Burns Real Estate Consulting, January 11th, 2016

PHOTO: Left to right: Charles Cty. Commissioner Pres. Peter Murphy, St. Charles Companies VP Craig Renner, Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry