History

History

Our history is a typical American success story. It is the saga of a family as well as a company, beginning with brothers George and Mark, first-generation Americans born to Greek immigrant parents, who found a sense of place in Southeastern Virginia.

From its beginning as Dragas Mortgage Company in 1968, our name quickly came to be known for integrity and quality. Never wavering from this ideal, The Dragas Companies of today have welcomed more than 7,000 families—and counting—to our communities, while our office parks provide appealing professional space for businesses in the Virginia Beach region. We are today led by Helen Dragas, George’s daughter, who literally grew up in the business. Under her leadership, The Dragas Companies has received dozens of civic, government and industry awards, including the prestigious America’s Best Builder award from Builder magazine.