The Ausherman family has its roots in Frederick County. Having been blessed with success, the family is committed to giving back to the community in ways that strengthen the community and ensure that the County is sought as a viable, attractive place to live and work. They are a blended family with two sons and two daughters from previous marriages.
Marvin E. Ausherman, Founder of the Ausherman Family Trust
In 1974, Marvin E. Ausherman, son of Ernest W. and Hilda L. Ausherman, a native of Frederick County, Maryland, graduated from the University of Miami in Ohio. His father, "Ernie," was a self-made man. Growing up, Ernie and his siblings were responsible for the family farm, and after he married Hilda Mercer, they began a family of their own of three sons and one daughter. A strong work ethic was paramount to the family as well as a strong Christian faith. They worked on their own farm land, acquired property and began the home building business where all three sons worked for the company at one time. Hilda did the bookkeeping and maintained the family home.
Marvin has followed in his father’s footsteps in the home building business, creating quality homes for the many people who have moved to the Frederick vicinity to live and work. He took over the family business in 1986 and kept Ausherman Homes’ reputation as a benchmark for excellence and quality in the home building industry, even receiving the J.D. Power Award in 2001. He is still active as a residential and commercial developer but no longer builds homes. Marvin’s children, Justin and Kari, have also worked in their father’s business and are continuing the Ausherman family legacy.
Lisa S. Ausherman, Co-Founder of the Ausherman Family Trust
Lisa S. Ausherman, daughter of William A. and Mary Ann G. Simmons, also a native of Frederick County, Maryland, graduated from James Madison University in Virginia. Her father, ‘Bill’, was a second-generation printer known for excellence in the industry. Lisa’s mother, Mary Ann, came as a student to Hood College in Frederick from Quincy, Massachusetts. They married and remained in Frederick, raising Lisa and her younger brother Allan who both became entrepreneurs in their chosen fields.
Volunteering and community service have always been important to Lisa’s parents who are still active in the community. They share a love of music, the performing and visual arts and history. Lisa’s children, Nicholas and Alexa, also carry that legacy with them as they explore their interests and career paths through their education.