Larry has been in love with the Central Virginia area since he started visiting family here in 1978. With temperate year round weather and close proximity to the mountains, the ocean and DC, top rated medical care and diverse music and food scene and much more he felt it was one of the best places to live on the east coast. In 1996 Larry and his wife Diane decided to make the move. They packed up the family and headed to Virginia.
At the time Larry and Diane had a thriving Polymer Business that allowed them the flexibility to make the move. Once they were settled in Virginia Larry made the decision to not only live in a place he loved but to do what he loved. With an extensive background in Home Building it seemed like the time and place were right. After winning the rookie builder of the year award with their first entry in the Blue Ridge Builders Association Parade of Homes there was no looking back.
From day one it has always been Larry’s Goal to keep Marie Allen Homes small and strictly custom. This allows him to have a close relationship with clients throughout the building process and the ability to supervise each build closely. With Diane active in the business and four of their six children involved or previously involved it is truly a family business.
When he’s not building Larry and Diane are active in dog rescue and fosters for BROOD (Basset Rescue Of Old Dominion). Along with their own pack Larry and Diane have a steady stream of Bassets and Bassett mixes through their home. It keeps us busy but having successfully placed over 50 hounds in their forever homes over the years we feel privileged to be involved with such an amazing organization. Larry and Diane also enjoy traveling, hiking and concerts and festivals and being active in the community throughout the year.
Marie Allen Homes offers a variety of plans that can be built as is or customized or bring your own plans. Larry also hangs his real estate license at Long and Foster where Diane is a Broker so not only are we excited that we can work closely with our clients, but we are truly a one stop shop!