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Joy Development is a family-owned business that has been built and operates on a foundation of family values. Our legacy of superior craftsmanship and livable homestyles is rooted in 30-plus years of homebuilding, historic renovation, and property management excellence.
Michael A. Joy, Managing Partner

Michael was born in D.C. and raised in the Maryland suburbs. His knowledge of the Washington Metropolitan Area real estate industry is unparalleled, knowledge attained through 30-plus years of developing, building, owning and managing real estate in this market. Michael remains true to the family tradition of creating the highest quality homes, while staying ever vigilent for compelling innovations and preserving historically significant structures. Transforming communities while preserving the past is more than a clever company motto to Michael Joy, it's his mission as a builder, business owner and community leader.

Deborah Fischer, Managing Partner

Deborah was also born and raised in the Washinton Metropolitan Area. Prior to joining Joy Development, she was a successful human resources executive with several national, publicly-traded corporations for twenty years. Deborah assumed day-to-day management duties at Joy Development in 1989, and has been chiefly responsible for the company's administration, information systems, financial management, and human resources functions since then. In addition to her responsibilities at the company and as a proud mother, Deborah is very active with a number of community and national organizations.

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