About Us

Vanguard Development Group is a multi-dimensional corporation developing and constructing residential, commercial and industrial projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, specializing in multi-family and 55+ communities.

We provide thorough planning of each project and drive the entire process from start to finish, prizing the opportunity to deliver an exceptional development and construction experience for our clients.


Our founder and CEO, Jerry Horst, began building homes with his father at an early age, and started his own construction company in 1975. He continued to build residentially until 2002, when he purchased a commercial construction company. In 2008, the company reorganized internally and re-branded as a single entity capable of providing both residential and commercial construction services.

Our entrepreneurial history and value for hard work, integrity, and attention to detail are the foundation of our business model today.