Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> March 11, 2002

Jeffrey Orleans – Orleans Homebuilders Inc (ohb)

JEFFREY P. ORLEANS is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Orleans Hombuilders Inc. As a third generation homebuilder in the Delaware Valley, Mr. Orleans grew up in the building business, following the footsteps of his grandfather, A.P. Orleans, and father Marvin. He became a full working partner of Orleans Homebuilders after college, and in the mid-1980s assumed leadership of the company. Today Orleans Homebuilders is the largest homebuilder in the Delaware Valley, offering homes in Bucks, Chester, and Delaware counties in Pennsylvania; in Camden, Gloucester, Burlington, Hunterdon and Somerset counties in New Jersey; and (through Parker, Lancaster & Orleans) in Richmond and Tidewater, Virginia, and in the North Carolina areas of Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh/Durham. Profile
TWST: Can you give us a brief historical sketch of Orleans Homebuilders

as well as an overview of what you're doing at the present time?

Mr. Orleans: Our business was started about 80 years