The Chamber would like to congratulate our September 2020 Business of the Month, The Doerr Corporation.
Doerrcorp was originally founded in April, 1994 as the Bridgewater Corporation. Its corporate goal was to develop beautiful housing sites along the tygart Valley River on a 22-acre site that was to become the Bridgewater sub development. Over 50 beautiful homes have been built in Bridgewater and have been annexed into the city of Elkins.
In March 2005, the Bridgewater Corporation name was changed to The Doerr Corporation (aka Doerr Corp.) with a new corporate goal of building high-end rental properties for the City of Elkins. After more than 15 years, over 100 units (patio homes, bungalows, townhouses, and apartments) have been built in the sub-divisions of Easy Street and Edgewater. These units have had an occupancy rate of 99% over 15 years. The citizens of Elkins have wonderfully supported their efforts.
In the summer of 2012, Lanny Doerr, founder of Doerr Corp, was approached by the Development Authority of Upshur County and Buckhannon to build the same quality of rental housing for their citizens. After a yearlong search for an appropriate location, a 22-acre site was purchased on the Phillips Dairy Road. A major infrastructure investment was required to make the beautiful site buildable including over 2000 feet on water, sewer, natural gas, and electric were built. To date, 17 townhouses and bungalows have been built with up to 20 additional units planned.
in 2015, David C. Doerr took over the reins of Doerr Corp. as the new President. He has since not only managed over 70 properties in Elkins and Buckhannon, but he has also overseen the ongoing construction projects. Under David’s leadership, the company continues to prosper and grow. While continuing to manage the properties and construction projects, David has also started his own business of fixing up homes in Elkins and providing renovated properties for the community of Elkins.
David C. Doerr is not only a member of the Chamber, but he also sits on the Board of Directors for Elkins Main Street and serves as an Assistant Director of the Mountain State Forest Festival.
Again, the Chamber congratulates The Doerr Corporation as our September 2020 Business of the Month!