Certainly no stranger to real estate development, John H. “Jack” Burbage cofounded Blue Water Development Corporation, after spending years with his sons, John III and Todd, specializing in the restoration and construction of commercial properties throughout Maryland. The purchase of a single campground redirected their focus toward the hospitality industry, and today, the company owns four RV resort properties: The Resort at Massey’s Landing in Millsboro, Del., KOA – Chincoteague Island in Chincoteague, Va., and Chesapeake Bay KOA & Beach Club in Cape Charles, Va. Flat Rock Bridge Campground in Lebanon, Me. and Hampton Lodge Waterfront Campground in Coinjock, Nc.; eight hotels: Bethany Beach Ocean Suites in Bethany Beach, Del., The Commander Hotel in Ocean City, Md., Aloft Hotel in Ocean City, Md., Sunset Beach Hotel & Beach Club in Cape Charles, Va,. Drifting Sands Hotel on Long Beach Island, NJ.,Fairfield Inn & Suites on Chincoteague Island, Atlantic Oceanfront Inn in Ocean City, Md., and Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach in Bethany Beach, Del.; and three recreational venues: Blue Water Golf Getaways, Maui Jacks Waterpark in Chincoteague, Va., and Sea Rocket in Ocean City, Md., with a sundry of new ventures accumulating along the East Coast.
Responsible for a significant impact in recent economic and new job growth on the Eastern Shore, Blue Water is raising the bar in the real estate industry. The West Ocean City-based company has earned a stellar reputation for its dedication to the development of superior quality properties with sophisticated designs, gracious floor plans and first-class amenities. Additionally, Blue Water is renowned for its commitment to “paying it forward” with each project: hiring local contractors, using local materials, promoting local businesses — it’s all part of a community investment.