P.O. Box 1806, Lancaster, PA 17608
P: 717-299-7080
F: 717-299-1883
info@drogariscompanies.com

The Drogaris Companies are a leading creative land development and reuse firm based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, that specializes in the redevelopment of historic buildings.

Much of Mr. Drogaris’s work focuses on new construction of single and multifamily housing. He has also been involved in numerous development projects involving the retrofitting of historic factories and warehouses into contemporary commercial and residential space. Mr. Drogaris has given lectures and presented before the Department of Housing and Urban Development and has testified before the Pennsylvania State Legislature on alternative forms of land development. He has also been an advisor to The Howard Heinz Foundation on environmentally sensitive issues dealing with land use. Mr. Drogaris has served as a consultant to financial institutions throughout the region to determine economic viability of questionable properties.

Mr. Drogaris received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Advertising and Public Relations from Florida State University and has done some post-graduate work in Management and Real Estate Law at Pennsylvania State University. He has since been involved in inner city development and land use projects in Lancaster, York, Dauphin, and Cumberland Counties, as well as Florida and Colorado. Over the last 25 years he has been involved in the development of over 700 acres and 750,000 square feet of commercial and residential real estate.

A long time supporter of economic development and ecological preservation, Mr. Drogaris is very involved in organizations where the objective is to rectify deteriorating conditions in Lancaster County and other areas of Pennsylvania. He was one of the organizers of the Lancaster County Liveable Communities Task Force and helped coordinate the Liveable Communities Forum and Design Charette which involved over 200 community, state and federal leaders, and focused on the reinstitution of the liveable communities concept. Mr. Drogaris is currently on the Economic Development Committee of the Lancaster Campaign and on the Board of Directors for the Executive Counsel for Economic Leadership. He is a former Board Member of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and is currently on the Community Initiatives Council for the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Drogaris is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and is a member of the Growth Management Task Force for the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. He is also on the Policy Council for 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Alternative Development Patterns Action Group, an action group created by the Regional Infrastructure for Sustaining Agriculture.


Ed P. Drogaris, President and CEO, has extensive experience in all areas of urban land development, but specializes in the restoration and rehabilitation of historic buildings.