Family and community… that’s the heart of the Abbitt organization. Since its creation in 1946 by Monk Abbitt, and through the addition of his son Richard Abbitt to the team in 1964, our foundation has always been that of a company that focuses on a commitment to long term community relationships and high-quality client services, to foster exponential growth in the local area.
Abbitt is an independent, family-owned real estate firm offering a full suite of real estate services that are paired with a rich history of success and deep community connection. Monk opened Abbitt’s first office in downtown Newport News to provide the growing local community with professional Realtors that would support the needs of their community. Monk’s tenure as President fostered growth in real estate sales, as well as in insurance brokerage.
Sharing his father’s passion for real estate and the Hampton Roads community, Richard continued to expand Abbitt’s services to meet growing community needs. These services include the addition of numerous residential neighborhood developments, helping countless clients realize the American dream of homeownership. Richard furthered Abbitt’s expansion by developing and acquiring apartment communities throughout the Southeast, creating homes for countless families.
Richard also grew the company to include rental home management and commercial real estate. As two excellent civic leaders and community champions, Monk Abbitt and Richard Abbitt gave back to this community in every way. We continue that legacy of giving today through the work of the Abbitt Family Foundation to nurture, grow, and support our community. In that spirit, the team at Abbitt is also encouraged to participate in and support the community through various service projects and initiatives. Our associates regularly give back as they are able, and the team has the latitude to choose their service of choice.
Today, under the leadership of our President, Charles Wornom, along with Carolyn Abbitt as Chairman of the Board, as well as Matthew Abbitt and Stephen Abbitt, we are charging into the future, guided by a new comprehensive strategic plan established in 2018. We are beginning our 3 rd generation of family leadership with a reimagined mission that stays true to our focus on our clients and our community, while creating a culture that strives to provide the best services, exceptional results, and five-star client experiences. We call it the Abbitt Gold Standard, and we strive to provide it to every client, every time.