History

History

The Ausherman family has its roots in Frederick County.  Having been blessed with success, the family is committed to giving back to the community in ways that strengthen the community and ensure that the County is sought as a viable, attractive place to live and work.

Marvin E. Ausherman, Co-Founder of the Ausherman Family Foundation

In 1974, Marvin E. Ausherman, son of Ernest W. and Hilda L. Ausherman, a native of Frederick County, Maryland graduated from the University of Miami in Ohio. His father, "Ernie," was a self-made man. Growing up, Ernie and his siblings were responsible for the family farm, and after he married Hilda Mercer, they had three sons and one daughter. A strong work ethic was paramount to the family as well as a strong Christian Faith. They worked on their own farm land, acquired property and began the home building business where all three sons worked for the company at one time. Hilda did the bookkeeping and maintained the family home. 

Marvin followed in his father’s footsteps in the home building business, creating quality homes for the many people who have moved to the Frederick vicinity to live and work. He took over the family business in 1986 and kept Ausherman Homes’ reputation as a benchmark for excellence and quality in the home-building industry, receiving the J.D. Power Award in 2001.  He is still active as a residential and commercial developer but no longer builds homes. Marvin's son, Justin, has continued the Ausherman Family legacy in the building industry, while his daughter, Kari, has taken a different career path.