Potomac Housing began as Potomac Housing Developers in 1992, when Lois and Page Burdette purchased land, now known as Opequon Meadows in Berkeley County, WV, and decided to resign from the newspaper business as editor of The Journal and became a Developer.
For what was to become a more than 30 year career in the newspaper business, Page started as a reporter for The Daily Republic in Mitchell, SD while he was still in college. In 1964 Page took a job as a reporter for The Intelligencer at Wheeling, WV. While there he also became the Bureau Chief for Weirton, WV and Steubenville, OH. Moving to Owensboro, KY, Page worked as the City Editor and Managing Editor of The Messenger and Inquirer. Upon returning to WV, he accepted the position of Managing Editor of The Buchanon Record at Buchanon, WV. In an effort to keep The Cabell Record in publication, Lois and Page purchased this local weekly newspaper located at Milton, WV. After a few years, The Cabell Record was sold to interested buyers in that area. At the time of his resignation, Page was the Editor of The Journal at Martinsburg, WV.
While continuing to build Opequon Meadows, Page established a property management company which became Potomac Housing Realtors, LLC. Potomac Housing moved from its third model home in the subdivision after purchasing and renovating a warehouse into office spaces at 27 Polo Greene Drive. Since the purchase of the office building in 2004, Potomac Housing has increased its property management volume by more than 300%!
Now it its 28th year Potomac Housing continues to strive for the ideals set by Page in 1992. Pictured here he receives the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year 2018 Award from Gail Moxley. In June, 2020 Page went home to be with his Lord and Savior.