About Us

Abbitt is an independent, family-owned real estate firm comprised of real property management and sales of residential, home owners association, multifamily and commercial rentals. In 1946, ‘Monk’ Abbitt opened the first Abbitt Realty office in downtown Newport News, Virginia. He realized Newport News was growing rapidly and needed realtors who would be committed to creating strong relationships that would continue to grow in the future. Richard Abbitt carried on his father’s values of honesty, integrity and commitment to our community. Continuing with those values in each relationship and business transaction is what Abbitt Management and Abbitt Realty stands for today.


Richard Abbitt gave us a solid commitment to our community in many different ways, but most important, he believed in creating quality housing for all the single and multifamily communities we have developed and/or manage. This commitment to clients and community is carried forward today by the strong leadership of Charles Wornom, President of Abbitt Management, LLC and Carolyn Abbitt, Chairman of the Board, along with Richard Abbitt’s sons, Matthew Abbitt and Stephen Abbitt. Honesty, integrity and commitment to our community are still the core values of the entire Abbitt organization and these values are why we have so many loyal employees and returning customers.