Simms Management

Simms Tradition

Four generations of homebuilders in the Dayton area have established the Simms Tradition that is recognized throughout the building industry. With nearly a century of developing some of the finest neighborhoods in the Miami Valley, the Simms family has continually met the demands of today's homebuyers and renters.

In 1903 the Wright Brothers practiced flying at Simms Station, the Simms' family farm. Since then, Dayton's history and the Simms name have been intertwined.




Alexander Simms, a major developer in the south and east Dayton areas, pioneered the Simms Tradition of "quality comes first". In a move ahead of the times, Alex's wife, Dorothy, ran the business for 3 years while he served as a fighter pilot in World War II.




In 1957, Charles V. Simms founded Charles V. Simms Development and continued the Simms tradition in single family, condominium, and apartment development.




Working with his son, Charles V. Simms provided innovative home designs in the most desirable locations. To keep the apartment communities up to the high standards with which he built them, Charles established Simms Management in 1988.

To honor the exemplary work in the buiding industry, in 1995, Charles won the coveted National Multi-Family Builder of the Year Award. In 1996, a new era began with Charles H. Simms carrying on the Simms Tradition by purchasing his father's company. With a history of excellence behind them, both father and son look forward to a future that offers the same "Quality Comes First" philosophy that has made the Simms name the benchmark by which to measure homebuilding in the Miami Valley.





Past and Present Simms Communities by Charles Simms Development