Pettit Companies, a third generation, family-owned business, founded in 1963 by John H. Pettit, has focused on the development of residential, light industrial warehouse, office, and retail properties. The company has developed and built over 5500 residential units in 50 communities and more than a half million square feet of commercial space in 13 buildings in Montgomery County. The majority of these properties are still owned and managed by the principals of Pettit Companies, who continue to control of the various functions of the full-service real estate development firm giving our customers the Advantage of Quality and Value Since 1963.
Pettit & Griffin, Inc. was incorporated in the State of Maryland.
First Pettit & Griffin residential community breaks ground.
Howard D. Griffin, founder of Pettit & Griffin, retires from the business due to illness.
Howard D. Griffin dies from illness.
John Pettit becomes President of Metropolitan Washington Builders Association.
Pettit & Griffin, Inc. is awarded “Medium” volume builder of the year from Suburban Maryland Home Builders Association.
Flower Hill, a 2025 residential & commercial mixed-use project in Gaithersburg breaks ground.
Pettit & Griffin, Inc. breaks ground on a 130,000 SF industrial warehouse and flex space project for lease in Gaithersburg, MD which becomes one of their first ground-up properties.
Pettit & Griffin, Inc. celebrates 25 years of business with record sales of $25M.
Corporate Management, Inc. is formed to offer commercial leasing and property management services to commercial properties.
Flower Hill Shopping Center, a 93,840 SF retail shopping center development, in the Flower Hill community opens its doors.
Plantations I & II, a 700 unit residential subdivision in Damascus, MD, was completed—this was Pettit & Griffin, Inc.’s second largest project
Flower Hill Professional Center, a 76,000SF office and medical property, opens its doors.
John H. Pettit passes away.
Richard Pettit becomes President and CEO.
Pettit & Griffin, Inc. receives “Builder & Developer” of the year from Flower Hill Central Corporation.
Montgomery College Endowment Scholarship Fund is established in honor of John for students in the Building Trades Technical Program.
Richard Pettit becomes President of Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association.
Richard Pettit receives the Milton E. Ketler Award.
Pettit & Griffin, Inc. is restructured for legal and accounting purposes and becomes Pettit Companies.
Pettit Development is established as the company’s Land Development and Excavation division.
Richard Pettit’s son, Brian, joins the family business full-time as the start of the third generation.