The Country Communities concept is the realized vision of Terry Ward. It is about connecting with nature and neighbors. The idea began from Terry’s own experiences growing up in the country — experiences that stuck with him into his adult life that provided the vision to recreate similar experiences for others.
“When you step on that land, whether you’re conscious of it or not, you experience something – you smell something, see something, feel something in your body.”
Terry buys tracts of acreage in the country in close proximity to larger cities and installs the infrastructure and landscaping for residential communities. Residents are surrounded by lush rolling terrain and wildlife, running creeks, majestic oaks, bluebonnets and wildflowers, a unique landscape and a county lifestyle — just far enough away from the busyness of the big city.
“You feel safe — like you’re coming home and leaving the busyness of your world out there… somewhere else.”
President / Chief Executive Officer
In 1999, Mr. Ward envisioned the Country Community concept to host a branded country experience for its residents. Since then, he has developed over 6,000 acres of land into seven country communities. As a successful real estate developer since 1981, Terry has designed and built long-standing relationships with well-known companies such as Walgreen’s, CVS Drug Stores, Firestone, and the Kelsey Seybold Clinic, St. Luke’s Hospital, and many other builders and retail organizations. Country Communities is the leader in master-planned country development, backed by a winning team of top professionals and service providers, from engineers to land planners, homebuilders, and various other contractors, including the leading broker in Washington County for sales.
M. Isabelle Orrick
CFO / Certified Public Accountant
Isabelle Orrick serves as the company’s Chief Financial Officer and Controller. Since joining Terry in 1998, she has played a crucial role in the oversight and growth of all his business ventures, with revenues aggregating more than $140,000,000. Her 20 years of extensive experience in Corporate, Partnership, Fiduciary, and Individual Income Tax and Strategic Planning are why she is head of the firm’s financial reporting, operations and special advisor on financial matters. Isabelle holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, and is a licensed CPA in Texas.