Company History

Zaremba Group evolved from a home remodeling business to a full service national, commercial and residential development company. Since 1920, when the Zaremba name first appeared on a home remodeling sign in Cleveland, Ohio, three generations of Zarembas have earned a national reputation in all aspects of real estate development, construction and management. Although Zaremba Group has grown over the years, a strong family tradition continues to provide stability and direction to the company with Chairman of the Board Walter Zaremba, oldest member of the third Zaremba generation, leading the firm.

Following World War II, the unprecedented demand for new housing created by returning veterans and their families presented Zaremba with its first opportunity for substantial growth. Quick action when presented with other opportunities in the residential market created an expansion into multi-family housing, both conventional and subsidized rentals, as well as luxury condominiums in the 1950’s and 60’s. Acute awareness of social trends, contemporary architecture, regional life styles and economic conditions shaped the design of Zaremba’s “market-smart” residential developments.

Beginning in the early 1950’s, Zaremba became active in retail development; first in northern Ohio, then extending over time to the mid-Atlantic, south Florida, Pacific Northwest and ultimately, nationwide. The company’s success in shopping center development led to providing destination retailers with a new generation of super-stores. 

Zaremba has also become a strategic development partner to national retailers, being earmarked by a number of high-profile national retailers as the “Preferred Developer” to apply a full service real estate delivery system to generate high-quality store locations at attractive occupancy costs.

Today, Program Development is one of the primary focuses of Zaremba Group. Our professional process and results-oriented approach to development has helped us forge long-term relationships with our corporate clients – not just as a developer hired to build stores, but as a business partner enabling our clients to formulate the most cost-effective, responsive and efficient store delivery
systems.