Wormald’s Executive Team has deep regional roots with a combined experience of over 140 years managing real estate development projects, with decades of expertise in all major real estate disciplines including land acquisition, zoning entitlements, land development, civil engineering, architecture, brokerage, construction management, financial management, property management, sales, marketing, and branding. The team has particular expertise in large mixed use Planned Unit Developments, housing for the empty-nester and seniors market segments, Class A office parks, Village-style retail environments, infill tear down custom homes, and boutique residential product ranging from condos and apartments to townhomes to villas to single family homes designed for targeted niche markets.

Wormald Executive Team

photo of Robert, Ed, and Ken Wormald

Robert K. Wormald, Jr.

Managing Partner, Pictured Right

Robert is an Owner/Managing Partner in The Wormald Companies overseeing all aspects of the Wormald organization. He has over 30 years experience in the building industry, beginning in 1982 after graduating from Dickinson College. Robert’s particular focus day to day is on the land development and residential construction operations of the Wormald Group. He is two-time Vice President of the Frederick County Builders Association and a member of the National Association of Home Builders Builder 20 Club. He has worked on several Habitat for Humanity homes and Christmas in April projects. He holds homebuilder licenses in Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania and holds his Maryland Home Improvement Contractors license. He also serves on the board of directors for two homeowners associations. A widely respected coach of boys’ soccer in the Frederick area, Robert lives with his wife and three children in Ijamsville, Maryland.

Edward E. Wormald

Managing Partner, Pictured Center

Ed is an Owner/Managing Partner in The Wormald Companies overseeing all aspects of the Wormald organization. Ed’s particular focus day to day is on corporate operations, business strategy and financial management. With 26 years of experience and a Virginia Class A general contractor’s license, Ed manages the condominium, used home, office, mixed-use, and multi-family projects design, construction, operations, sales and leasing. As a graduate of Virginia Tech and CIU, and a registered Professional Engineer in four states, Ed heads up the engineering, project approvals, land acquisition and new business development for all new residential and commercial projects. Ed is on the Board of four homeowners associations and is President of two of them. Ed’s work experience prior to joining the family business included the design and construction management of multi-million-dollar municipal projects for international firms such as Camp Dresser and McKee and the Parsons Corporation. He is on a Maryland Senate committee and is a Board Member of two charitable organizations. As a father of six children, a hobby farmer, a respected soccer coach, a church member and a boy scout leader, Ed is very active in community life.

Ken Wormald

Managing Partner, Pictured Left

Ken is an Owner/Managing Partner in The Wormald Companies overseeing all aspects of the Wormald organization. Ken’s particular focus is on the front end of the business in business development and solution architecture, which involves developing the firm’s core business strategy including site selection, financial analysis, land planning solutions, developing and refining the firms core product offering, strategic market positioning, pricing strategies, branding, managing a veteran sales team, and ensuring brand consistency throughout Wormald’s architectural portfolio, merchandised models, and retail sales centers. He also spearheads the firm’s senior living and general brokerage work. Ken is a graduate of the Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate at Harvard University, and holds a Master of Science in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Richmond, and a Master of Christian Studies from Regent College. Ken is active in various industry associations, serves on the board of directors of two homeowners associations, and has served on the Executive Committee of the Urban Land Institute, Baltimore. Ken has served as a Human Rights and Religious Freedom Correspondent in the office of U.S. Congressman Christopher Smith and has served on the Board of Directors of the Fourth Presbyterian School, where he chaired the Development, Nominating, and Land Committees. He is also a Coach for various children’s sports and an Elder at The Fourth Presbyterian Church where he serves as the Liaison to the Urban Ministries Committee. He resides with his wife and three children in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Our Founder

Robert K. Wormald

Founder (Retired)

A leading visionary in the building industry, Bob has amassed a career of over 50 years of design and construction innovation and excellence. Bob served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a structural engineer during the Korean War. After heading up the Design Department at Carl Freeman, he started Robert K. Wormald, Inc., in 1964 in Potomac, Maryland. Among his milestones, Bob Wormald is credited with designing and developing the first Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) of the region. He is a registered civil engineer and land surveyor and has particular expertise in land planning and building design. Bob has been active in regional planning with the Urban Land Institute, in the promotion of better land planning with the National Association of Home Builders, and at the state level has helped draft new legislation for building code reform. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Central Union Mission, Washington, DC’s oldest homeless shelter. He is also an avid painter (Stop by the Wormald offices and see his companion works on “Architecture as Inspiration“ hanging in the lobby). He and his wife Myra still reside in Potomac, Maryland where the company was founded.