Since founding Orchard Development Corporation in 1979, L. Earl Armiger has been the managing general partner in the development of more than $900,000,000 of residential and commercial real estate. Orchard Development and its affiliate company, Armiger Management Corporation, develop, lease, and manage an award-winning portfolio of multi-family communities throughout the Mid Atlantic region.
Locally, Mr. Armiger has been President of the Home Builders Association of Maryland, President of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation of Howard County. In 2007, the National Housing Endowment awarded Mr. Armiger and Orchard Development the Gold Builder Achievement Award for Outstanding Community Service. Orchard donated the $10,000 first prize to the Columbia Foundation. In 2009 Mr. Armiger was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Home Builders Association of Maryland.