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Maryland’s premier designer & builder of custom homes,
renovations, additions, and energy efficiency
improvements since 1979.

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Lancaster Craftsmen Builders was founded by Mark Lancaster in 1979. Since then, we’ve built hundreds of custom homes in Frederick, Carroll, and Washington Counties. Over the years, we’ve become well known for our painstaking historic renovations, and we focus on green construction – designing homes that are built and operated in an environmentally-friendly way.

You’ll find our homes in communities such as …

Middletown, MD Manor Estates | Manor Ridge | Derby Meadows | Coblentz Farm

Myersville, MD Ashley | Leatherman Estates

Frederick, MD Ballenger Overlook | Emerald Farm | Skyline Garden Estates – Mockingbird Lane | North Pointe

Mt. Airy, MD Darby’s Delight

Hagerstown, MD Fairway Woods | West Stone Estates Lancaster Craftsmen Builders has also developed hundreds of building lots throughout Frederick County.

A Leader in Residential Design

Lancaster Craftsmen Builders has been an active member of the Frederick County Building Industry Association (FCBIA) since 1986. We are especially proud to be recognized as a leader in the residential design field, winning numerous awards, including Frederick County Builder of the Year in 1996 and again in 2004. Other honors include:

  • Best Model Home – Duplex – North Pointe (City of Frederick)
  • Best Custom Home Over $1 Million
  • Best Addition
  • Best Basement / Attic Finishing
  • Best Outdoor Living Space
  • Best Historic Remodel
  • Best Remodeling Addition


We perceive building as an art. We pride ourselves on exacting craftsmanship and progressive ideas. No two Lancaster Craftsmen Builders homes are exactly alike. That’s because we design each residence to meet the needs and reflect the personality of those who will live there. As the homeowner, you are welcome to be involved in every step of the process. We take pride in our work. We choose neighborhoods we would want to live in, and we use high-quality materials and products. We hire only qualified and experienced subcontractors who meet our high jobsite standards and with whom we have long-standing relationships. Our goal is your satisfaction. We believe in building open and honest working relationships with our clients, and that means focusing on good communications. By using the latest computer technology, we can help you visualize the details of your new home and assure it meets your expectations. We’re proud that much of our new business comes from referrals from satisfied homeowners.