The CR of Maryland team is proud to be Maryland born and raised! Craig Reich established CR of Maryland in 2004 as CR Property Group. The company focused on buying, renovating, and reselling homes. Within a few years, CR of Maryland became one of the largest home renovation companies in the northeast. As the company continued to grow, it expanded into a full-service turnkey real estate investment company that buys, renovates, resells homes and buys, renovates, and leases rentals.
With the experience of over 2,000 transactions, we have an unparalleled network of resources and relationships that we use to purchase and renovate houses. We have the advantage of performing high quality, modern renovations within an accelerated timeline and a premium ROI.
We are one of the only turnkey investment companies that can truly ensure our properties’ quality and high potential ROI for investors because we don’t outsource renovations or property management. Unlike other turnkey real estate investment companies, CR of Maryland has a hardworking internal team dedicated to rental recruitment and management. We operate a rental portfolio of over 300 properties that are fully renovated and occupied.
CR of Maryland’s core values are the foundation of everything we do. The culture of CR of Maryland is built around a set of core values instilled by our founder Craig Reich. We have been able to maintain and grow this culture because we hire to our core values. Each team member not only understands our values, they have embraced and lived them long before they became part of our team.
Passion | Community | Integrity | Accountability
Unlike most “house flippers”, we don’t just give a home a “new coat of paint” only fixing the obvious cosmetic issues.
Quality is everything. We renovate 100% of the house: the roof, siding, electrical, HVAC, mechanicals, plumbing, foundation and more. We introduce modern designs, energy efficient appliances, materials and technologies. With more than 2,000 renovations, we have the experience to operate an efficient construction process and with the highest quality control procedures. The result is a stunning and reliable CR of Maryland home.
We are a full-service turnkey real estate investment company with a full-time team and support staff.
Yvonne Deardorff is an attorney, Lakeside Title’s CEO and sole owner, and CEO of CR of Maryland. She graduated from Villa Julie College with an AA degree in Paralegal Studies before obtaining a BA in Jurisprudence from the University of Baltimore and then her law degree from University of Maryland School of Law in 1995. After spending several years in a law practice focused on real estate matters, she opened Avalon Title Corporation in 1998. She joined Lakeside in 2006 and established the second branch office of the company in Carroll County which she managed until 2009 when she was promoted to Director of Sales & Marketing in support of all of Lakeside’s business development. In 2011 she was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and in that role grew Lakeside’s footprint to 16 locations and over 90 employees until becoming the sole owner of Lakeside in March 2019. After building a strong professional relationship with CR of Maryland over many years, Yvonne became the CEO and President in 2022.
Yvonne’s mantra is to always work hard and be nice to people. Yvonne is a Carroll County native that now loves living on the Magothy River in Pasadena and relaxing at her home away from home on the bay in Ocean City, Maryland. She enjoys spending time on the water with her husband, Scott, and their three Labrador retrievers (one of each color), fishing, stand-up paddleboarding, and boating.
Alexander, a Baltimore native, began his real estate career in 2011 following his graduation from West Virginia University. Often referred to as Xander, he quickly developed a keen interest in real estate investing. He played a pivotal role in the foundational growth of CR of Maryland, positioning it as a leading Residential Investment Company in Baltimore. Presently, CR is a company of 35 employees. The company manages a portfolio exceeding 500 rental properties and is on pace to renovate over 140 properties in 2023. Throughout his journey, Xander undertook various roles, contributing significantly to the company’s growth. Currently, as a partner, he assumes responsibility for overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations. Outside of work, he proudly calls Baltimore his home, residing with his wife Lauren, their daughter Ava, and their two dogs. He also passionately supports Baltimore’s sports teams.
Chief Operating Officer
Eric Jones is a results-driven business management professional with an impressive 20+ years of experience. Prior to joining CR of Maryland, he had been dedicated to the launch, growth, and successful sale of a successful junk and debris removal franchise from one truck to a whopping eight – all while remaining committed to being a great community partner. As part of his personal philosophy he enjoys mentoring other business leaders helping them improve their business along with achieving a balanced personal life. In addition to his passion for business, Eric has always had a keen eye for real estate development and construction, which was nurtured by countless weekends spent with his father remodeling homes in his childhood.
When not focused on work, Eric dedicates time to his outdoor hobbies such as golfing, boating, hunting, and travelling abroad with his family. He loves spending time with his wife Engel and two sons Hunter and Jude and silver lab, StanLee.
Abby is a Baltimore native who spent six years living in Texas and Arkansas after graduating from Towson University (Maryland) in 2010. Abby has been an essential team member at CR for five years, and has grown with the Company, serving in various roles including administrative, property management, accounting, and operations. She has additional experience outside of CR working in property management, social services, and non-profits. Abby’s knowledge of the internal workings of CR are unmatched. When not at work, Abby enjoys spending time with her son Cooper and their dog, reading, and visiting new restaurants with her friends.
Director of Construction
Jeff was born and raised in New England, brings is a 4th Generation Master Carpenter – coming from a family with incredible construction knowledge. Jeff relocated to Pennsylvania as a young professional to work with a custom home builder and has lived there since with his family. Jeff has a passion for Construction and creating beautiful homes. His vast scope of knowledge in all trades from carpentry to cabinetry, framing to drywall, & electrical to plumbing makes him well rounded in the building industry and translates into delivering homes renovated to the highest degree of quality. For the last 27 years, his passion has led to his stunning renovations of homes throughout New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. His integrity and service minded approach makes him a valuable team-player and essential to CR’s mission. In his spare time, he enjoys nothing more than hanging out and cooking for his four wonderful children- they hold his heart! If the kids are not around, you will most likely find Jeff enjoying the outdoors or working, as he truly has a passion for what he does.
Director of Property Management
Sheila is a west coast native who now considers the Baltimore region her home. For the past 14 years, Sheila has served the Baltimore community by working at a day shelter for women, a prison rehabilitation center, the local housing authority, and more recently, the Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership. It is this passion and history that lead Sheila to CR of Maryland with the determination to oversee Property Management. Sheila quickly connected with the core values of community, empowerment, integrity, and passion. Her main focus is to ensure the Property Management team provides consistent, empathetic and accurate support for all CR of Maryland customers.
Paige is a Baltimore native who graduated from the University of Delaware in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems & Operations Management. In her free time, Paige loves practicing yoga and being at the beach.
After graduating from The Art Institute of Philadelphia with a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, Lauren moved back home to Baltimore to start her career. She has worked as an Interior Designer in Baltimore & as a construction estimator for a property management company. Her passion for helping people turn their house into a home with design goes hand in hand with the Property Analyst role of finding & purchasing homes for CR of Maryland to renovate & sell. Outside of work, Lauren enjoys spending time with family, cooking/ baking & working on renovating her own home.
Tia is a Rhode Island native who moved to Maryland in December 2020. She graduated Boston University with a BA in psychology. When she is not working she loves exploring Maryland. She also enjoys yoga, hiking, travelling and the beach.
Kevin is a Buffalo, NY native who moved to Maryland in 2013 and is currently residing in Canton. A graduate of University at Buffalo with a BA Business Administration, Kevin brings more than 13 years of operations management experience to the team at CR. When he’s not talking with all our great customers, Kevin can be found watching and playing sports, spending time with friends and family (including two dogs), traveling, listening to music, and cooking. He also has a deep passion for people and the community as a member of the Italian Sons and Daughters of America and Baltimore Italian American Civic Club.
Lloyd has 17+ years in property management throughout MD, VA, and DC. Prior to joining CR, he managed a downtown luxury high rise building. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family.
John is born and raised in Annapolis, MD but currently resides in Canton, Baltimore. John started his career in construction in Colorado and has returned to Maryland to continue following his passion of home remodeling. In his free time he enjoys crabbing, boating, and taking full advantage of all the Chesapeake Bay has to offer.
A native of Baltimore, Jeffrey’s career spans over half a decade of property management experience, in both operations and accounting. Starting as a Leasing Consultant and moving up to Assistant Property Manager at a mid-sized luxury multifamily asset, Jeffrey knows the impact of operations on the numbers side of the business, and provides great insight into the residential real estate industry. Jeffrey currently lives in Maryland with his fiancé, and their three fur-babies, Dallas, Raleigh, and Savannah. In his spare time, Jeffrey enjoys exploring the beautiful hiking trails that Maryland has to offer, spending time with friends and cooking.
Zion was born in Syracuse New York, but has been in Maryland for over 10 years now! His favorite hobbies are basketball, football, and he loves watching movies as well. He loves what this company does and the core values it stands on!
Ryan grew up in St. Louis, MO and has spent the majority of his professional life in various fields of the construction industry including insurance demolition and renovation, door and window installation, finish carpentry and commercial construction management. He brings nearly 20 years of construction experience and knowledge to the team. Ryan is a family man and enjoys spending time outdoors with his children and his fiancé on their hobby farm where they raise chickens, goats, pigs and dogs and also grow their own vegetables. He enjoys hockey and various forms of martial arts, hiking, camping, kayaking, hunting and fishing.
Keegan was born and raised in Timonium Maryland, who graduated from Frostburg State university in 2018 with a bachelors in Geography. In his free time, he likes to spend time with family, go fishing, and hunting.
Justin was born and raised in Hanover, Pennsylvania. Justin has a background in several different trades; but specializes in structural demolition. Before coming to work for CR, Justin traveled around the country for six years cutting his teeth and learning the ins & outs of project management on a wide variety of different projects including marine construction, city high rises, active medical facilities as well as classified government jobs. Justin is extremely proud to label himself “blue collar” and feels that it reflects in his work. Justin & his wife have two beautiful children and enjoys spending time with his family more than anything else. Outside of work , Justin enjoys riding motorcycles, being an outdoorsman, and just taking a few minutes to appreciate the small things in life. Justin is proud to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and hopes that he has a positive impact on the people that he interacts with daily.
Joe is a dynamic individual proudly hailing from the Philippines but carrying a heart that resonates globally. His professional journey has been a vibrant tapestry of experiences spanning various sectors such as retail, sales, finance, customer service, real estate, and property management—often collaborating with clients and individuals in the US. From childhood, Joe was immersed in the world of construction, sales, and property management, courtesy of his father’s role as a Contractual Engineer and his mother’s endeavors as a landlady in the Philippines. This early exposure instilled in him a deep appreciation for the intricacies of building, selling, and managing homes.
Beyond his professional endeavors, Joe is a fervent advocate for equal rights, passionately championing the cause for fairness and inclusivity. His commitment to fostering a world where everyone is heard and valued extends beyond boundaries. A self-professed wanderlust, Joe’s love for travel knows no bounds. His passport is a testament to a life well-explored, reflecting his insatiable curiosity about different cultures and perspectives.
John D Ricarte
Assistant Property Manager
Titus is an enthusiastic and resourceful professional with 16 years of experience in Sales, Lead Generation, and Customer Service. In his spare time, he enjoys going to the beach, playing basketball, watching TV series, and skateboarding.