Bishard Homes has been building quality homes and establishing solid relationships with the Virginia Beach community for over 20 years—but the founders of this family-owned business have been in the area since they were born. With a shared desire to serve homebuyers and their beloved community as a whole, Steve and John Bishard joined forces and started the business together. To learn more about what building a company with your brother is like, read our question-and-answer session below.
John: Our uncle was a home builder, and he introduced us to the industry 25 years ago. We had a desire to start our own business and decided to start our company in order to bring unique, high-quality homes to Virginia Beach.
Steve: We always embraced the entrepreneurial spirit, and longed to enterprise in some way. Our uncle was a talented builder and helped pave the way for us.
John: We spent a lot of time surfing together as kids. We never talked about starting a business together—it just happened.
Steve: We did get along great and spent time together in many ways, but a lot of our memories revolve around surfing. We never thought we’d be in business together, but business was inside each of us and God made a way.
John: The ocean and the people really make it home. We cherish the special friendships we’ve formed in Virginia Beach.
Steve: We love the ocean and the many friendships we’ve made in this community. We like to leave a positive impact on the city and the many people we know and meet through Bishard Homes.
John: The Newcastle plan is definitely one of my favorites.
Steve: My favorite floor plan is also the Newcastle, and my favorite community is Bayville at Lake Joyce—I really see it becoming a landmark along the bayfront.
John: We get to see each other seven days a week.
Steve: Seeing one another grow in many dimensions of life—spiritually, professionally and as a human being.
John: Our company is like a family, everyone has true care for each other. Our team members have the highest level of professionalism in the market, which goes a long way when striving for customer-centric experiences.
Steve: Bishard Homes employees make up a caring family with a culture of working from a comforted heart with a high level of performance. We like to say we feel like we are all on Noah’s ark.
If you’re looking for a new-construction home in the Virginia Beach area, you’ve come to the right place. Bishard Homes constructs houses for every style, family, budget and need. Browse our available move-in ready homes, check out our communities, pick your favorite floor plan and reach out to us to get started on your journey today.