Our company was founded by two brothers, John and Steven Bishard, who sought the opportunity to both cultivate the community in which they were raised and exercise their entrepreneurial desires. Both are graduates of Old Dominion University and home grown to the Virginia Beach area. John earned a BS from Old Dominion University with a major in Accounting, and Steve earned two BS degrees from Old Dominion University and an MPA from Troy State University.
After completing work as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Sergeant in the Virginia Beach Police Department, the brothers joined forces in 1997 to formulate their business and namesake, Bishard Homes. Since then Bishard Homes has grown in both name and reputation, dominating the market for new construction in Virginia Beach, as seen today. Sharing a passion for serving God and their community, the Bishard brothers have found great success in the building industry, seeing it as an opportunity to blend their passions, creativity, and ideas, turning it into something far greater than a business, but also an opportunity for service to each homebuyer and the community as a whole.
Bob Deacon has worked for Bishard Homes since 2003, managing, overseeing and organizing the personnel, purchasing and operations it takes to build a home foundation to retail. With 15 years experience in the homebuilding industry, Bob holds his Class A Commercial and Residential Building Contractor’s License in 14 U.S. States and Territories, as well as a Bachelor of Science from Chowan University.
With various degrees and certifications- from a Bachelors of Arts and Masters in Divinity to a Certification as a Tissue Banking Specialist, Caleb began his work in production management in the Musculoskeletal department for LifeNet Health. In 2014, he made the switch to homebuilding, joining the Bishard Homes team as a Project Superintendent, overseeing construction on a daily basis at many sites including properties scattered throughout the North End, Old Beach and Shadowlawn, as well as Bayville at Lake Joyce and Godfrey Farms.
With his Masters in Divinity and experience as a Master Technician in Medical Manufacturing, Andrew made the transition to the homebuilding industry three years ago. Andrew has found a passion in the industry for seeing the transformation of a simple piece of land to the finished product for a family to call home- getting to oversee the construction process every step of the way. Andrew manages Asheville Park in southern Virginia Beach, as well as the Vineyard off of Dam Neck Road.
Mark joined our team as a Project Manager in October 2017 holding a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Northland International University and nearly 13 years of senior sales experience. His passion for skilled, craftsman-style carpentry, passed down from his father, is what makes Mark such a perfect fit for Bishard Homes. Mark loves the challenge that comes with homebuilding and the experience of turning a house into a home- with his own family and our cherished home buyers alike. He manages both The Enclave at Princess Anne and Holland Crossing, both located on the southside of Virginia Beach.
Gene brings our team an uncomparable level of experience and expertise. With more than 54 years of experience in construction, Gene provides a next-level knowledge of the process that is second to none. As a Project Superintendent, Gene oversees many of our infill properties throughout Old Beach and Shadowlawn, as well as Gwen Meadows. In all of his years in the building industry, Gene has found the Christian family at Bishard Homes to be his favorite part of the entire experience.
Known as a friendly and efficient face to all of our homebuyers in need of assistance, Dylan handles any and all needs of our customers when it comes to warranty claims. With four years on the Bishard Homes team, Dylan holds his wonderful reputation for service within the company while balancing college at Tidewater Community College. When asked about his favorite part about being on our team, Dylan responded with his love for the fellowship that is cultivated amongst the employees, creating a welcoming, family environment to be a part of everyday.
While studying Digital Marketing and Advertising at Liberty University, Hayden handles the marketing aspects of the company, both online and in-person. Additionally, Hayden serves as the point of contact to our home buyers, linking Bishard Homes and our customers by processing your phone calls and responding to your emails when interested in taking the next steps in purchasing a Bishard Home. Above all, she loves the dedication our company has to service within the community: partnering with organizations and individuals sharing the desire to not only create houses but a community as a whole.
Josh earned his Bachelor's of Marketing and Management from Old Dominion University in 2011. From there, he went on to use that degree while working for Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Sales and Management, before moving on to a job as a Project Manager and Estimator for Jenkins Restorations. Here at Bishard Homes, Josh has used his skills to fill a similar role for the past three years. As the Estimating and Purchasing Coordinator, Josh is responsible for estimating what exactly will go into a new home by compiling budgets, purchasing building materials, and securing labor. When it comes to the workplace, his favorite feature is the fact that Bishard Homes operates as one large team, rather than departments. In his own words, he says, “I am glad to be a part of the team and could not ask for a better work environment”.