Ivan Garman starts Garman Builders with a few tools borrowed from his father. With headquarters located in Ivan and Charmaine's living room, in Ephrata, PA.
IVAN STRONGLY BELIEVED THAT IF YOU...
Do it right, the rest will take care of itself.
• 1974: Bought first development
• Population of Lancaster County: 319,693
• Average cost of a new home in 1972 :$27,000
• Garman Builder average: 7 homes / year
Together with his wife, Charmaine, Ivan built the company year by year, fueled by his passion for quality and design.
• 1987: Shawn Garman, Future President, starts working full time
• Average cost of a new home in 1985 :$82,800
• Garman Builder average: 15-19 homes / year
• 1984: Bought second development
• 1986: Bought third development
• 1985: Built larger office on the back of the Garman Home in Ephrata, PA
Garman Builders gets its first computer!