Thursday, November 18, 2010

Peter Nelson Joins Sean Ruppert and Team OPaL, Press Release

Competitors Join Forces to Shake Up New Home Market

Former NVR exec joins team of boutique homebuilder, OPaL.

Lanham, MD, November 15, 2010—After nearly a decade of working for opposing teams, local building experts Sean Ruppert and Peter Nelson are joining forces. This month Nelson hops on board as Senior VP of Production at Ruppert's company, OPaL, LLC.

Ruppert and Nelson first met when both were working for NVHomes in the 1990s. Soon afterward, Sean Ruppert used his sales and marketing expertise to create his own homebuilding company, filling a niche in the DC market for small, high-quality, well-located communities.

Nelson, on the other hand, built a 20-year legacy at NVHomes serving in various executive and managerial capacities in the production end of the business. Now he's able to help OPaL achieve their mission of pulling off a trifecta in the homebuilding industry—uniquely designed homes, built to impeccable quality, in incomparable locations.

"OPaL is not content to rest on the laurels of our past successes. Peter may be the only person in the DC area that can improve upon our product and help us achieve even greater quality and integrity in our work," says Ruppert.

Because OPaL is a much smaller company than NVHomes, Nelson will have the opportunity to wear many hats. "This new position at OPaL will help me hone my industry skills even further by learning more about land development, budgeting and the business in general. It's the perfect position for my career growth and I couldn't be more excited than to work with someone who shares my commitment to the homebuyer's satisfaction."

The timing couldn't be more perfect for this matchup, either. OPaL is getting ready to break ground on its most ambitious project yet—a cluster of upscale single-family homes on Macarthur Boulevard called Cabin John Crossing. "Cabin John Crossing is the epitome of everything OPaL has always aspired to be," states Ruppert. "You can't find a more desirable location or discerning homebuyer. Peter joins our team just in time to take us to the next level in quality, integrity and desirability in the DC market."

About OPaL

Based in Lanham, MD, OPaL is a local builder specializing in developing small, well-located, close-in communities. With over 15 years of experience in the homebuilding industry and numerous awards, OPaL's extraordinary vision brings a whole new dimension to the Washington, DC and Baltimore areas. The company builds only a handful of new townhomes and single-family homes each year, preferring quality, individuality and location over cookie-cutter appeal. All of the more than 120 homes built by OPaL since its inception are characterized by truly unique architecture, impeccable details and deep thought for the lifestyles of their owners. To learn more, visit

Home Builder Confidence Edges Higher

“Many builders are reporting that while the quantity of buyer traffic through their model homes has not improved dramatically, the quality of that traffic seems to be getting better – meaning that more people appear to be serious about buying in the near future,” says NAHB Chairman Bob Jones.

Read more: Homebuilder confidence edges higher | Washington Business Journal

Monday, November 1, 2010

Updated Farm Home Renderings

The Updated Farm Homes being designed for Cabin John Crossing are just about complete. We thought you'd enjoy a sneak peak.
Shown above are the Clara Barton Elevation A and MacArthur Elevation B.