Herring Creek Builders transitions to new generation of leadership

Abby Steele committed to high-quality service her father is known for
November 2, 2017

Story Location:
26085 Williams Farm Rd
Milton  Delaware  19968
United States

For more than a decade, Abby Steele has worked alongside her father, Alan Steele, at Herring Creek Builders. When her father, now in his 70s, recently decided to retire, it was Abby who stepped in to lead the company.

“We want the community to know the company has been owned by the same family for over a decade, and we are providing the same high-quality work and attention to detail,” Abby said.

“I really like what I do,” she said. “I get to help a customer create their vision, from idea to design to reality, finishing with a quality product. Our customers will be happy for a long time to come, whether we complete a renovation or a custom-built home.”

Herring Creek Builders offers a full range of design and build services for custom homes and also coordinates remodels and historic renovations. Abby, a Cape Henlopen grad who studied drafting at Del Tech, handles drafting and design in-house, so the company offers custom services in all phases of a project, from conception to plans to serving as general contractor until the project is complete.

Abby strives to give customers the best experience possible. “At Herring Creek Builders we are always focused on delivering a personalized experience,” she said. “I am always accessible, since building or remodeling can be a process full of questions and choices.”

Each step of the way, she said, “I help guide the client towards high-quality, cost-efficient choices that will look fresh and relevant long-term.”

Founded in Bethany Beach in 1978 by Ronald Ritthaler, Herring Creek Builders was purchased in 2004 by Alan Steele. In 2012, his offices, then located in Lewes, were moved north of Milton to Williams Farm Road. With its deep roots in the Cape Region, the company has established strong relationships in the community.

“I plan on relying on the firm's strong network of local suppliers, vendors and subcontractors to satisfy our customers for years to come,” said Abby. “Herring Creek looks forward to providing high-quality service and work to new and existing customers under my leadership.”

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