Meet the Division Leaders

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Tim Cowan - Division President

WASHINGTON WEST
Located in Hagerstown, MD our Washington West division spans MD, PA, WVA and VA.  One of our most seasoned divisions, the Washington West team is a tenured team of experts.  They build townhomes, single family homes ranging from entry level to second move up, as well as, move down single level home designs.  With over 30 communities to choose from, Washington West has a great offering of price points, locations and home types to choose from!  Division President, Tim Cowan has been in residential homebuilding over 20+ years, prior to that he spent nearly a decade building various types of commercial properties. He joined Dan Ryan Builders as Corporate VP of Construction and Architecture.  In 2012, he transitioned to the role of Division President in Washington West. He has led the division into new markets in Virginia while maintaining the core positions in Northern Maryland and the Eastern Panhandle of WVA.  This division is well known for its charitable contributions to the communities and areas that they build in including most recently building a home for Habitat for Humanity and a Home for the Troops.  

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Adam Schueftan - Division President

WASHINGTON METRO
Our Washington Metro division is based out of Rockville, MD. This division is focused on building homes and communities in the DC Metro and Baltimore area core counties. Washington Metro is currently building entry level, urban and upscale townhomes along with move up and second move up single family homes. Areas served are: Anne Arundel, Charles County, Frederick County, Montgomery County, Howard County, and Prince George's County, Maryland. This division has a wide footprint that is growing and since its inception in 2012 has tripled in size with no expectations of slowing down.  Our communities range from suburban to urban in some of the best locations in the greater DMV area.  Adam Schueftan, a Rockville, MD native, joined Dan Ryan Builders in 2014.  Adam has a Finance background and extensive Operations experience with a Top 3 National Homebuilder prior to joining the Dan Ryan Builders' family. 

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Chris Rusch - Division President

PITTSBURGH, PA & MORGANTOWN, WV
Starting it’s roots in Morgantown, WV in 2006, the Greater Pittsburgh Division offers entry level and move up single family and townhome communities throughout the Morgantown WV area and along the I-79 corridor in Pennsylvania. Dan Ryan Builders remains competitive in this market which is also the birthplace of Dan and where Dan’s Uncle Ed founded the original Ryan family homebuilding company in the 1940’s. Chris Rusch has been with Dan Ryan Builders as Division President since 2006. Chris has a strong construction background and brings over two decades of Top 10 National Homebuilder operational leadership experience to his role as Division President.

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Jerry Whelan - Division President

CHARLESTON, SC
Founded in 2006, the Charleston division is currently the seventh largest homebuilder in the tri-county market. Dan Ryan Builders Charleston builds entry level, move up, and second move up homes ranging from traditional to true Lowcountry offerings. Our communities are located in some of the most desirable counties and areas which is why our Charleston division is continuing to grow year over year. 

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Jay Lewis - Division President

RALEIGH, NC
Established in 2010, Dan Ryan Builders Raleigh is now the #1 Private Homebuilder and the third largest Homebuilder overall in the Triangle market. In 2017, Jay Lewis became the Division President. He brings more than 30 years of homebuilding experience. Having worked with both national and local builders, Jay is a natural fit to lead the Raleigh team. A well-diversified product portfolio combined with a strong community count throughout the Triangle area makes our Raleigh Division a powerhouse in the market. They build townhomes and single family homes for first time, first move-up and second move-up families.

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Marv McDaris - Division President

GREENVILLE, SC
Our Greenville SC (Upstate) division was founded as an extension of the Dan Ryan Builders' South Carolina footprint. Dan Ryan Builders' Upstate team builds entry level and upscale townhomes along with a wide array of move up and move down Craftsman style single family homes.  The division builds predominately in the Greenville/Spartburg corridors with a multitude of communities in fantastic locations.  Live the good life in the Upstate with Dan Ryan Builders. Division President, Marv McDaris has over 20 years of national home builder experience and has held finance and operational roles in several markets prior to coming to Dan Ryan Builders as Division President.