About Us

A Maryland Way of Life Since 1904.

ABOUT. Maryland Home Builder Keelty Homes has been building homes for Maryland families since 1904. It’s been over 120 years since James Keelty built his first home in Baltimore. Many things have changed since then but the Keelty commitment to quality remains the same. 


In over a century of building homes, Keelty Homes has earned a reputation for creating homes to fit the unique lifestyle of each family. Single family homes, town homes and condominiums. In Maryland’s most sought after neighborhoods and communities.


Enjoy inspired design and spacious floor plans in locations convenient to entertainment, shopping, and dining. Luxurious living the Keelty way includes many sought-after amenities, like a resident lounge, fitness center, sparkling outdoor pool, walking trails, activity fields and more.


The Keelty Company continues its legacy of building and strengthening communities by being a committed and innovative full-service commercial development company, offering construction, and property management and sustainable development in desirable locations.

Current Developments

Current Keelty developments under construction and activily leasing include; Honeygo Run Luxury Apartments, 311 brand new luxury apartment homes in Perry Hall. The Cowenton Crossing shopping center in Perry Hall. Oakmont Village Apartments and Mt Villa Apartments in Turf Valley

Our History

While much has changed since the Keelty family built their first home over 120 years ago, one thing will forever remain the same: our commitment to building a variety of exceptionally crafted homes in only the best locations. We believe a strong sense of community is the key to healthy living on many levels – from the family structure and the environment, to local commerce, and beyond. Perhaps that is what has made The Keelty Company one of Maryland’s premier building partners since 1904.


First New Homes on Calvert Street

In 1904, a 35-year old Irish stonemason named James Keelty built a few homes on Calvert Street near where Mercy Medical Center stands today.


Daylight Colonial

In 1922, Keelty and his company, James Keelty builder, took his trademark “Daylight Colonial” rowhome ...


Rodgers Forge

In 1932 Keelty bought it and began constructing Rodgers Forge, one of North Baltimore’s first suburban townhome communities.


Vision for Rodgers Forge

In 1946, James Jr. and his younger brother Joseph, a naval officer in the Pacific fleet went on to complete their father’s vision for Rodgers Forge.


First Single Family Home Developments

Keelty begins building some of the first single family home developments in Baltimore County: Thornleigh, The Village Green and Seminary Ridge.


Designing and Building Mixed Use Communities

Keelty pioneers a new approach to real estate development by designing and building mixed use communities


Mays Chapel Ridge

1990’s-2000's. Keelty develops Mays Chapel Ridge, a senior retirement community and Roundwood Center, a thriving retail complex close by.


Turf Valley

The Keelty Company continues its legacy of building communities for Maryland families with the development of Cider Mill, the Villages at Turf Valley in Howard County.


2024 and Today

Current Keelty developments include; Honeygo Run Luxury Apartments 311 brand new luxury apartment homes in White Marsh, and Oakmont Village Apartments at Turf Valley

The Keelty Company Yesterday

As a young man, James Keelty migrated from Ireland and settled in Baltimore, where he became a stonemason. In 1904, he began building homes, first on Calvert Street, and then at the site of the former Orioles baseball park. In 1932, Keelty began constructing Rodger’s Forge,one of Baltimore County’s first suburban townhome communities.

In 1946, James Jr. and his younger brother Joseph, went on to complete their father’s vision for Rodgers Forge before building homes deeper into Baltimore County’s growing suburbs. The Keelty Company has blazed a trail of new home communities throughout the state, including Mays Chapel Village, Doncaster Village and Mays Chapel North, some of the most successful planned communities in Maryland and the blueprint for planned communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic.

Today Keelty is a fourth-generation, family owned and family-operated company with an innate understanding of regional design and lifestyle preferences.

The Keelty Company Today

As the most established regional building company of its kind in Maryland, The Keelty Company offers over 120 years of experience and more hands-on expertise than any other company in the region. Here you’ll discover expertise in all phases of real estate: residential development, commercial real estate, property management, land development, and special asset management.

The Keelty vision of community embraces both the principles of smart growth and traditional community values. Creating better living and working environments is the company goal. To achieve this goal involves the design and implementation of innovative planning concepts to protect the environment, preserve meaningful space and enhance quality of life.


Stephen M. Keelty