About Us



Continental Communities is a privately-held company formed in 1997. The Company currently owns, operates and manages a well-diversified portfolio of affordable, high quality manufactured housing communities and park model / recreational vehicle resorts (both family-oriented and age-restricted) located in select markets across the United States. The founders of Continental Communities have more than 50 years of investment and operating experience within the industry and the Company currently employs more than 200 dedicated professionals.

Continental Communities prides itself on empowering local and on-site Community Management Teams to allow on-time responses to the unique needs of our residents. The Company’s fundamental belief is to serve its community residents with personal care and professional attention. Many Community Managers live and work in our communities, and like other residents, also have a personal stake in ensuring that their neighborhoods are safe and comfortable, and that all issues are addressed immediately and appropriately. Our Community Managers are available to residents “24 / 7”, and are backed by the support, resources and expertise of one of the industry’s largest organizations that operate more than 50 quality communities located throughout the United States.

Each community owned by Continental Communities is managed by a wholly-owned subsidiary, Continental Management Services, which is responsible for overseeing and implementing on-site community operating and management functions. In conjunction, Continental Community Home Sales implements the Company’s home sales and brokerage operations (new and pre-owned homes), including lease-to-own and home rental programs. Additionally, the Company provides its residents with home financing / lending services directly through Chartwell Financial.

In addition to providing a safe and affordable living environment, many of our communities serve local workforce housing demand due to locations that are in close proximity to employment areas.

Continental Communities Management Team

Daniel T. Van Voorhis

Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Van Voorhis is a Co-Founder of Continental Communities responsible for leading the overall growth and operating strategies of the Company, including all capital markets activities. Prior to co-founding Continental Communities, Mr. Van Voorhis acquired manufactured home communities for his own account. From 1992-1996, Mr. Van Voorhis was employed with Heller Financial, Inc., most recently as Director – Commercial Mortgage & Equity Finance. While at Heller Financial, Mr. Van Voorhis originated and structured equity investments and debt financings throughout the commercial real estate property sector, with an emphasis in manufactured housing, multi-family residential, multi-tenant industrial/warehouse and self-storage.
Mr. Van Voorhis, a Phi Beta Kappa Scholar, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Management from Albion College and a Masters of Management degree in Finance and Marketing from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Van Voorhis is also a graduate of the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Robert M. Fitzgerald

Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Fitzgerald is responsible for portfolio operations of Continental Communities, including financial reporting and asset management. Prior to co-founding Continental Communities, Mr. Fitzgerald was employed by Capital Development Corporation (now Capital First Realty) since 1985, a privately-held owner of quality manufactured home communities. Mr. Fitzgerald maintained an integral role in Capital Development’s growth as one of the larger owner / operators in the Midwest, most recently as Chief Operating Officer and Controller.
Mr. Fitzgerald, a certified public accountant, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Southern Illinois University.