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Generations of craftsmen serving
Charlottesville & Albemarle since 1972

THE LEGACY

Over 5 Decades of Experience

The R.L. Beyer family is blessed with an incredibly loyal team. Sixteen of our twenty employees have been with Rick and Diana longer than 10 years, while R.L. Beyer's designer, Teddy Cosner, has been here over 40 years. The average company-wide tenure is 21 years.

STRONG FOUNDATIONS

Rick Beyer and his wife Diana started R.L. Beyer Custom Homebuilders in 1972, building modest workforce housing in his native Fluvanna County. Since then the business has blossomed to provide premium mountaintop homes with beautiful views of Charlottesville. Rick, Diana, and the staff are attentive to every detail - initial design, thoughtfully siting the home, selecting colors and finishing details, and ensuring the completion of a high-caliber home. 

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Rick and Diana Beyer

Rick Beyer, Owner, Established Business
RICK BEYER – FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT 

Rick grew up on a Fluvanna County farm and found a love of ‘building’ at the age of 7 in his dad’s barn by stacking the rectangular hay bales into various forts and tunnels. Today, while his methods are more current and sophisticated, he continues to have a passion for every step that goes into the development and construction process.

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DIANA BEYER – INTERIOR DESIGNER

Diana and Rick have been a perfect blend of talent. Diana is committed with an artist’s eye to the details. She is instrumental in the final review of interior designs, materials and specifications for all new homes for sale in Ashcroft.

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SCOTT BEYER - DEVELOPMENT & RENTAL MANAGER

The youngest son of Rick and Diana, Scott was an urban policy analyst before entering the business. He's found overlap between his old and new job, as he focuses on land development, rentals, company finances and more.

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TEDDY COSNER – DESIGNER

Teddy has been with the company since 1980 and offers tremendous expertise in the homebuilding process. He is responsible for siting the home, engineering its design, and working with the customer to create a finished product. 

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EUGENE OFFIELD – WARRANTY SUPERVISOR

Eugene has been the company’s go-to handyman since 1985, working at various times as a carpenter, supervisor, repairman, and now in warranty. He helps to repair and maintain our longtime rentals and newly-built homes.

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JAIME NEWTON - CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISOR

Jaime joined the company in 1993 as a carpenter and has worked his way up to lead supervisor, overseeing the ongoing construction of homes in Ashcroft. 

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​KENNY EPPARD - LANDSCAPE SUPERVISOR

Kenny has been a ‘behind the scenes’ supervisor since 1981, committed to landscaping, repairs, and maintaining the grounds around Ashcroft and other company properties.  

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KATHY LENT - OFFICE MANAGER

The sister of Rick Beyer, Kathy joined the company in 1989 and is the welcoming face you see when visiting the office.  She deals in warranty coordination, materials purchases, office management, and other aspects of construction.

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VICTORIA GRAY - BOOKKEEPER

As an assistant for accounting and bookkeeping, Victoria has been an appreciated addition to the team since 2017.

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COMMITMENT TO QUALITY

Seasoned designers and craftsmen oversee your home from start to finish. Their appreciation and use of natural materials has always been reflected in the designs, long before any market trend towards organic materials. Handcrafted wood pillars, custom-designed spaces, handsome hand-laid hardwood floors, and stained-glass artifacts for interior transoms are just several of the unique elements within these fine homes. 

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​LEGACY EMPLOYEES

Three of the company's longest-tenured employees (Ray Morris, Dianne Ratcliffe and Andy Hamshar) each worked here over 40 years but have since retired. Ray and Andy were the two lead construction supervisors, while Dianne worked as our trusted accountant. Occasionally they still pop by the office!

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Our construction crews bring more than 75 years of combined experience to every job site.

​THE TOWN WE CALL HOME 

Building Communities for 40 Years.

Liberty Land LLC, also owned by Rick and Diana Beyer, has been the perfect complement to R.L. Beyer Custom Homebuilders. Since the 1980s, several charming and notable communities have emerged under the company’s management.

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OTHER COMMUNITIES IN CHARLOTTESVILLE & ALBEMARLE

R.L. Beyer has also built in Inglegress, Dunlora, Northfields and Lake Monticello.

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