Our Story and team

Our Story

Three Generations

he mid century modern tower built by first generation founder, Kevy Kaiserman, was visionary in it modernity. The Rittenhouse Claridge was the first skyscraper on the square built of fire proof steel and concrete, replacing one of the beautiful but derelict and rat infested townhouses that edged the square. Not only were the views from the Claridge’s modernist ribbon windows incomparable, it was the first of its kind to offer many comforts including air condition and a self operated elevator.

In 1976, the year of the U.S. Bicentennial, Ken Kaiserman, the second generation, was one of the founders of the Friends of Rittenhouse Square, the office of which is still housed today at the Claridge. In anticipation of the U.S. bicentennial, the Friends of Rittenhouse Square was established by local businessmen to maintain and beautify this “perfect square,” designed by Paul Cret in 1913. Today, the Claridge reaps the benefit of these efforts as the square has become the beautiful and joyful place where residents congregate to meet with friends, walk dogs, shop at the local farmer’s market and enjoy the elegant gardens and trees throughout the changing seasons.

With the third generation, Homer Robinson, grandson of Kevy, had the vision to update the building with many of the renovations that our residents enjoy tody. Employing the talents of local architecture firm, Digsau, and interior designer, Laura Kaiserman Dupouy, granddaughter of daughter of Ken Kaiserman, this vision celebrates the building’s mid century modern design and aesthetic in a new and contemporary way. Come and experience it for yourself!

Our Team

You can rest assured that our friendly and skilled team is there for you around the clock.

Kaiserman Company has over a century of experience providing residents with the best in apartment living by delivering world class service. We have operated Rittenhouse Claridge since 1951 with our on-site Leasing, Maintenance teams. When you are with Kaiserman, you’re with family.
Our commitment

Dedicated to Sustainability

You don’t have to be the newest building to be the greenest! The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded the ENERGY STAR® to the Rittenhouse Claridge, making it the fifth Kaiserman property to earn the top national honor. Carbon reduction and resource responsibility are at the core of daily maintenance and capital project planning. Kaiserman Company, family-owned and operated since 1923, strives to be the industry leader in successful green building operation, with sustainability as one of its core values.