History

Certainly no stranger to real estate development, John H. “Jack” Burbage founded 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 three upscale campgrounds (Sunset Beach Resort, Chincoteague Island KOA in Virginia and The Resort at Massey’s Landing in Delaware) and multiple hotels (Bethany Beach Ocean Suites in Delaware, The Commander Hotel in Maryland, Drifting Sands Hotel in New Jersey and Fairfield Inn & Suites Chincoteague in Virginia), 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.