About Us

Who We Are

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DeChiaro Properties is a family owned and operated company.  We take pride in all of our communities and endeavor to help you.

For three (3) generations DeChiaro Properties has been in the business of developing communities that your family is proud to call home.  Your family is your top priority and that is why we continue to focus on the little details that make all the difference to you.  We emphasize outstanding customer service and attention to details in every way.

 

About Us

Carol A. DeChiaro Gallagher – Managing General Partner

Maryann Bennett – Partner

Kurt Scheffenacker – Partner

Tony M. Bennett, Jr. – Junior Partner

Michael Scheffenacker – Junior Partner

Jonathan Scheffenacker – Junior Partner

Matthew Scheffenacker – Junior Partner

Info@dechiaromd.com

Accounting Office:

Vicki Webb – Accounts Receivable

Vicki@dechiaromd.com

Kim Rose – Accounting Administrator

Kim@dechiaromd.com

Linda Mayhue – Accounting Administrator

Linda@dechiaromd.com

Leasing Office:

Maria Thoericht – Property Manager

Maria@dechiaromd.com

Maintenance Staff:

Jay Ingram – Maintenance Supervisor

Kevin Hill – Technician

Jay Ingram – Technician

Tavon Edwards – Technician

Andre Dennis – Technician

Maintenance@dechiaromd.com

 

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Our Founder

Ralph

Ralph DeChiaro, Born in Queens, New York, he was the oldest of twelve children.  He arrived in Maryland in 1941 to build housing units in Middle River, Bainbridge, Fort Meade and Annapolis. 

As a self-made man he built and owned Towson’s first large shopping center, Towson Plaza, in 1959.  It is now the basis of Towsontown Center. 

While he concentrated his work in Baltimore County, he built Pickwick Apartments in Pikesville, Dulaney Valley Apartments in Towson and others.

Mr. DeChiaro was also a major donor to Baltimore’s Roman Catholic schools and institutions.  In 1983, he donated the DeChiaro Center, a gym and student center, to Loyola College.

 

Our History

1941

Ralph DeChiaro arrived in Maryland to build housing units in Middle River, Bainbridge, Fort Meade and Annapolis. 

DeChiaro Properties went on to build the Uplands Apartments off Edmonson Avenue in West Baltimore and developed the Campus Hills neighborhood, then a 248-acre tract with Goucher Boulevard as its main street.  Some of the original Campus Hills property became the site of Notre Dame Preparatory School, and 44 acres went for construction of the Providence Road interchange of the Baltimore Beltway.

1959

DeChiaro Properties built and owned Towson’s first large shopping center, Towson Plaza, in 1959, it is now the basis of Towsontown Center. 

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1960’s –

DeChiaro Properties built the Pickwick Apartments in Northwest Baltimore, the Dulaney Valley Apartments in Towson, the Chadwick Manor Townhomes Apartments in Woodlawn, The Villages of Queen Ann in Owings Mills and others. 

DeChiaro Properties also built the Baltimore Hilton, now the Omni Inner Harbor Hotel, at Charles Center in downtown Baltimore and the Annapolis Hilton Hotel.