Team of Experts


James Renehan / President &

Ever since childhood, company President & CEO Jim Renehan has had a dream of being a home builder and has had a passion for building homes. To Jim, building homes is not a job; it is a lifelong passion. With an entrepreneurial spirit instilled by his father, he began with small projects, which led to more notable ones, with each venture getting more complex. Today, Renehan Building Group has developed a reputation of unparalleled customer service, quality and integrity, by building homes of distinction throughout Chester, Montgomery and Delaware Counties.

Jim, along with his design team, will personally design your home to fit your lifestyle. Jim will review all details with you often throughout the project to keep you informed and everyone on the same page. RBG’s mission is to be the best builder in the area, not necessarily the biggest. Jim hand picks the best team in order to build projects that speak for themselves.

Jim previously worked for a small, family-owned corporate paint company for 15 years that prepared him for the business side of the construction industry, which made his entry into home building a success.


Christopher Lake / Director of

Christopher Lake is the Vice President of Operations for the RBG team and has a number of multi-faceted tasks to oversee. He has been with RBG since 2012. He is responsible for the company’s day-to-day activities to ensure all the project schedules stay on track. He will visit current job sites, meet with subcontractors and clients to perform on site walk-throughs, as well as meet with co-workers regularly to make sure items are clearly communicated throughout the company. Chris is also in charge of keeping the client-friendly, web-based Build Right project management system updated to keep the jobs on schedule as well as coordinating a homeowner’s warranty punch list. Chris is also a part-time realtor with ReMax Main Line in Paoli. He lives in Malvern with his wife and 2 daughters and coaches basketball for GVBL and softball for CVLL.


John Fairfield / Chief Financial

A Maine native and graduate from the University of New Hampshire, John brings over 30 years of experience in finance and banking to RBG. John spent much of his career in New York City with JP Morgan Chase. His background includes tax management, financial analysis, and asset management. John developed a passion for the building industry when he had the opportunity to work on several projects in Maine.


Beverly Laloup / Estimating & Account

Beverly has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. She has an extensive background in accounting and business administration. Beverly is an integral part of Renehan Building Group’s bidding and estimating process. Her passion for working with subcontractors and vendors make her a valuable part of the Renehan Team. Beverly makes her home in West Brandywine, PA and grew up in Malvern.


Patti Renehan/Realty Manager/ Benefits and Community Relations •

Patti Renehan is our benefits and public relations coordinator. Her responsibilities include managing all aspects of Renehan Building Group’s benefit plans, insurance plans and community relations. Being actively involved in community events and giving back to the community are important aspect of Renehan Building Group’s mission. From sponsoring local Malvern Festivals to generously donating funds to the Great Valley schools are just a few of the ways Patti helps Renehan Building Group support the local community.


Melissa Murtaugh/Project & Design Manager

Melissa Murtaugh is the Project & Design Manager for the RBG team and has over 15 years of experience in the construction industry. She earned her BA degree in Supervision & Management from Daytona State College where she lived for 6 years working in the landscaping & hardscaping industry while attending school. After returning to Pennsylvania she worked for a thriving marble & granite company, multiple high-end builders, and a national property management company before joining Renehan Building Group. Her passion has always been in residential home design, renovation and building. Melissa will partner with each client, making sure that their design vision is realized while staying on schedule and within budget. She will be involved in the construction process with the client from start to finish. Melissa is also a part-time PA realtor and lives locally in Malvern with her 3 children who all attend Sugartown Elementary School.