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Joel Rensberger


Joel Rensberger is a home builder with more than 20 years of experience in residential design and construction from the ground up, literally. He has worked for several of the nation’s biggest developers throughout the Mid-Atlantic and for the last ten years as an independent builder of custom and semi-custom homes in Frederick County and surrounding areas.

Over those years he has seen the good and the bad of residential building. In his own small company (C.E. Rensberger & Family, Builders, delivering 10 to 15 homes per year), Joel strives to learn and adopt the most energy efficient designs, materials and construction methods. This begins with site planning to save trees and includes things like thicker insulation, geothermal heating and electric car charging stations in every garage. “If you don’t have an electric car now,” Joel tells buyers, “you will someday.”

Since 2018 Joel has been a Planning Commissioner of Frederick County. Before that he was a town commissioner of Woodsboro, Maryland. In the legal realm he has examined, been an expert witness and otherwise helped resolve disputes involving problems related to home building from premature deterioration to catastrophic structural failures.

Joel has a 1998 bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he majored in Government and Politics and minored in Afro-American Studies.

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