Brand revamp

On June 1, 2022, DRB Group unified its five current builder brands - Dan Ryan Builders, Knight Homes, Fielding Homes, Elevate Homes and DRB Coastal - into two new builder brands, DRB Homes and DRB Elevate


Under the direction of President and Chief Executive Officer Ronny Salameh, DRB Group has grown exponentially after partnering in 2016 with Sumitomo Forestry Co. Ltd., parent company of Sumitomo Forestry America, Inc. In 2018, DRB Group – which was previously known as Dan Ryan Builders – launched the 55+ active adult brand Elevate Homes and acquired North Carolina-based luxury homebuilder Fielding Homes.

In 2020, the acquisition of Atlanta-based Knight Homes followed, bolstering the footprint of the DRB Group into the southeastern United States.

DRB Homes, the flagship homebuilding brand of the DRB Group, will absorb more than 100 active communities from the aforementioned Dan Ryan Builders, Fielding Homes, and Knight Homes brands, as well as several communities located in Delaware and Charleston, SC, which were previously doing business as DRB Coastal.

The new DRB Homes brand will offer a complete spectrum of new home designs for home shoppers across all stages of life – from first-time homebuyers to downsizing empty-nesters.

DRB Elevate will comprise the national award-winning former Elevate Homes brand, focused on building active adult lifestyle communities targeted for 55+ home shoppers in Pennsylvania, North and South Carolina.