From its beginning as Dragas Mortgage Company in 1968, George Dragas established the company to help local families experience the pride of homeownership. Seeing people achieve the American dream of owning their own home led naturally to a partnership with his brother Mark to develop and build homes in Hampton Roads. Under the new name of Dragas Companies, George and Mark broke ground on their first condominium development, Virginia Beach’s Birdneck North, in 1978. It was the beginning of a commitment not to simply build homes, but to build neighborhoods of enduring beauty.
As its second-generation leader, Helen E. Dragas has advanced George’s original intentions of helping families experience the pride of homeownership with a focus on innovation and customer service. Under her leadership, The Dragas Companies has received dozens of civic, government, and industry awards, including the prestigious America’s Best Builder Award from Builder magazine.
Our commitment to our homebuyers and our community is a deeply ingrained aspect of our company culture and we are proud to continue George Dragas’ vision for Dragas Companies.