About Us.


Welcome to University Haven Management Co., Inc.

We are a family-owned and operated business that prides itself on providing quality, well-maintained rental properties with excellent customer service. The majority of our rental units can be found in the Charles Village and Hampden areas of Baltimore City, Maryland, USA. We have been in business for over 70 years.

Family History

Our business developed from the desire to serve others. It started in the early 1940s when the Reverend Cheslie Hinegardner and his wife, Thelma, saw a need for short-term housing for our country’s returning World War II servicemen and for students at nearby Johns Hopkins University. The pair purchased, renovated & furnished buildings in the 1800 and 3000 blocks of St. Paul Street, turning them into the much-needed rooming units of that day. When their youngest son, John, returned from serving in Korea, he helped his parents manage the buildings. John enjoyed being a landlord, so he purchased additional properties and began creating a full-time business. During the 1970’s John Hinegardner Sr. and his wife Catherine raised three children. Their middle child, John Jr., enjoyed spending time with his father and grandfather working weekends and summers helping to maintain the buildings. The hours he spent learning various trades necessary to keep the buildings operative and well-maintained prepared John Jr. for what has become a fulfilling career both as an investor and the maintenance supervisor. In 2005, University Haven Management Company, Inc. was introduced and John’s wife, Kim, became the Account Manager. In 2021, after working part-time for 5 years, their daughter Alexa became a full-time Leasing Manager when she graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s University.

John Hinegardner Sr. and his wife Catherine

Into the Future

Today, the Hinegardner family owns and maintains over 200 units. We have completed many rehabs, including two buildings that had been deemed condemned by Baltimore City. We take pride in our properties and in our efforts to have a positive impact on the community. It is our hope to continue the family legacy for many years to come. We appreciate your interest in our company and we look forward to working with you.

-The Hinegardner Family