GENERATIONS OF HOMEBUILDERS

About Charles Simms Development

OUR HISTORY

The Simms Tradition & Awards

  • 1903
  • 1942-1945
  • 1954
  • 1957
  • 1966
  • 1969
  • 1985
  • 1992
  • 1992
  • 1994
  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 1999
  • 2003
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
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  • 2015
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  • 2020
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  • 2022
  • Four Generations of Homebuilders

    In 1903 the Wright Brothers conducted flying practice runs at Simms Station, the Simms family farm. Since then, Dayton’s history and the Simms name have been intertwined. Four generations of homebuilders in the Dayton area have continued the Simms Tradition that is recognized throughout the building industry.

  • Quality Comes First

    Alexander Simms, becomes major developer and builder in the Miami Valley sparking the next 3 generations of building. and pioneering the Simms Tradition of “Quality Comes First.” In a move ahead of the times, Alex’s wife, Dorothy Simms took over the business while Alex became a fighter pilot in WWII as part of the war effort over seas and back at home.

     

     

  • Practical Builder Award 1954

    The Practical Builder Trophy was awarded to W.A. Simms for “Excellence In Merchandising Of Homes 1954.” Presented at the National Association Of Home Builders Convention of January 17, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois.

  • Charles V. Simms Development Founded

    In 1957 Charles V. Simms founded Charles V. Simms Development and continued the Simms Tradition in single-family, condominium, and apartment development.

  • Ohio Home Builders Association

    In 1966 Charles V. Simms served as President of the Ohio Home Builders Association.

  • Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Dayton

    In 1969 Charles V. Simms served as President of the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Dayton.

  • Charles H. Simms Joins the Team

    Starting in 1985 Charles began working with his son, Charles H. Simms. They continued to offer innovative home designs in the most desirable locations.

  • Oakwood Register Cover

    Simms’ Monument Walk in Downtown Dayton was featured on the Distinctive Homes cover in the Oakwood Register. It featured a full article on Dayton’s newest luxury addresses brought to you by Charles Simms Development.

  • Charles H. Simms becomes President of Charles Simms Development

    Charles H. Simms becomes President of Charles Simms Development working closely with his father Charles V. Simms

  • Home Builders Association of Dayton and the Miami Valley

    Charles V. Simms received the coveted Robert E. McDaniel Leadership Award Presented by the Home Builders Association of Dayton.

  • National Multi-Family Builder of the Year

    The National Association of Home Builders named Simms the “National Multi-Family Builder of the Year” in 1995.

  • A New Era in the Simms Tradition

    A new era began in 1996 with Charles H. Simms carrying on the Simms Tradition by purchasing his father’s company. Now, thirty years later, Charles H. Simms has built over 1500 homes, townhomes, and condos. He continues to provide the “Quality Comes First” leadership the Simms Family is known for in Dayton and the Miami Valley.

  • Home Builders Association of Dayton and the Miami Valley

    In 1999 Charles H. Simms became President of the Home Builders Association of Dayton and the Miami Valley.

  • Dayton Business Journal

    Charles H. Simms continues to find the Simms niche in condo building around the Miami Valley dubbed “Condo Mania” by the Dayton Business Journal

  • Ohio Home Builders Association

    In 2008 Charles H. Simms became President of the Ohio Home Builders Association.

  • Dayton B2B Magazine Cover

    In 2009 Simms was featured on the cover of Dayton B2B Magazine. The Dayton B2B article focused on highlighting the success of Simms communities as the country was coming out of the recession.

  • Industry Pioneer Award

    In 2010 Simms was awarded the Home Builders Association of Dayton and the Miami Valley’s “Industry Pioneer Award.” Adding to Simms’ list of awards including Builder Member of the Year 2004 and 2013, and the National Association of Home Builders’ “National Multi-Family Builder of the Year” in 1995.

  • Dayton Business Journal

    Charles H. Simms presses forward with Urban building, a major risk, Charlie ended up building 117 town homes in the immediate downtown Dayton area over 8 years and 6 different communities.

  • Community Service Award

    In 2015 Charles H. Simms was the recipient of the Community Service Award by the Dayton Area Board of Realtors.

  • Ohio Builder Magazine Cover

    Written while Charles Simms was president of the Ohio Home Builders Association, this article focused on Charles’ plans for the association in the upcoming year.

  • Robi Simms Joins the Team

    Robert K. Simms (Robi) starts to work for his father Charles H. Simms as a field superintendent

  • Preservation Dayton

    Charles Simms Development receives the Preservation Dayton Golden Hammer Award for the Brownstones at 2ND community built in downtown Dayton

  • Best of Ohio Homes Award Winner

    Continuing the tradition of being an award-winning Builder, Charles Simms Development was the winner of Ohio’s “Best Condo/Townhome” in 2017 for Monument Walk in Downtown Dayton. The “Best of Ohio Homes” awards showcase represents all builders throughout the entire state of Ohio.

  • Lifetime Achievement Award

    Charles H. Simms receives the coveted Garson-McDaniel Memorial Award from the Ohio Home Builders Association for his dedication to the industry and association.

  • Robi Simms becomes Vice President

    Robert K. Simms (Robi) becomes Vice President of Charles Simms Development, working closely with his father Charles H. Simms as they continue to expand within the Miami Valley.

  • Home Builders Association of Dayton and the Miami Valley

    Robert K. Simms (Robi) served as President of the Home Builders Association of Dayton, becoming the country’s first 4th generation local president.

  • Ohio Home Builders Association

    Charlie H. Simms and Robert K. (Robi) Simms each received the Presidential Citations for Outstanding Service to the Ohio Home Builders Association for the year 2020.

  • Crosby Simms Joins the Team

    Crosby A. Simms, Robi’s brother, joins Charles Simms Development as a field superintendent

  • Dayton Business Journal

    Robert K. Simms (Robi) featured in article on the ongoing success of Center Street Townes, Simms’ first development in Springfield, OH. First homes to be built in downtown Springfield since 1989.

BRINGING YOU QUALITY HOMES

The Simms Team

president charles simms
Charles H. Simms

President

Wende Gard
Wende Gard

Accounting Specialist

Tracey Butt
Tracey Butt

VP Accounting & Finance

Robi Simms
Robi Simms

Vice President

Jody Cornett
Jody Cornett

Production Manager

Crosby Simms
Crosby Simms

Field Superintendent

Trina Brown
Trina Mills

Purchasing Manager

Bronwyn Graham-Duteil
Bronwyn Graham-Duteil

New Home Specialist

Lori Gregorski
Lori Gregorski

Customer Service | Marketing Manager

Lori Gregorski
Will Wening

Punch List Coordinator

Lori Gregorski
John Bailey

Punch List Coordinator