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Rocks Engineering Company, along with its management affiliate – Allen & Rocks, Inc. – has been in the Real Estate development business in the Washington, Baltimore and Richmond corridor for over fifty-five (55) years. The Company has evolved over the years from a builder of single family homes to a developer / builder of multi-family residential, high-rise apartments, shopping centers, hotels, restaurant sites and other commercial properties.

In recent years, the Company has developed and acted as either the general contractor or project manager on projects for its affiliated ownership companies, such as: The Easton Club in Easton, Maryland, an 18 hole golf course community comprised of 342 single family lots and townhomes; renovation and market repositioning of and sale of The Townes at Copper Springs, a 147 unit rental community in Herndon, Virginia; The Ivy Club, a complete renovation of a 287 unit rental community in Landover, Maryland; Conversion of Days Inn Dulles to a Crowne Plaza, after first completing a 135 room addition, including ballroom and conference rooms, to an existing 200 room hotel near the Dulles International Airport; 8027 Leesburg Pike / 1934 Old Gallows Road, a mixed-use project, including a Nordstrom Rack, Destination XL, Bertucci’s, BJ’s Brewhouse, Paladar Rum Bar, and Neisha Thai restaurants, and 115,000 square feet of office space, with financing in excess of $42,000,000.

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November 4th, 2015

The Property Management Association’s Apartment Community Excellence (PACE) Awards 2015

The 5th Annual PMA PACE Awards ceremony honoring the best of the best apartment communities was held on October 15, 2015 to recognize exceptional performance in property management in the greater Washington DC area. There were over 170 apartment communities entered in this year’s competition. This year we are extremely proud to announce that The […]

June 18th, 2015

Innovation Center South Groundbreaking Ceremony

On June 15, 2015, the county officially broke ground for Innovation Center South, a new 1.6-million-square-foot, mixed-use development in Herndon, adjacent to the coming Innovation Center Metro Station.

June 17th, 2015

Behind the Scenes: NoVa’s $1B Innovation Center

Real estate developer Ralph Rocks took a small helicopter from the Watergate 60 years ago and landed on a runway that would eventually be Dulles Airport. On a hunch, he scooped up farmland around the future airport and it’s where his family, decades later, broke ground yesterday on an ambitious new project. Innovation Center South, […]


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