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 team, will personally facilitate your home to fit your lifestyle. Jim and his team 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 paint company for 8 years and a 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, a graduate of Penn State University, is the Director of Operations for the RBG team and has a number of multi-faceted tasks to oversee. He has been with RBG since 2012 and has been awarded the 2019 Synergy Award for Project Manager of the Year from the Home Builders Association of Chester & Delaware County. He is responsible for the company’s day-to-day activities to ensure all the project schedules stay on track through our web- based program, BuildRight. 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 licensed in PA & NJ. 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, job costing, proposal 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 many local charities are just a few of the ways Patti helps Renehan Building Group support the local community. In addition, Patti also oversees Renehan Realty.


Rose Zefferino/ Design

Rose Zefferino is the Design Consultant for the RBG team and will guide clients through the design selections process. Rose has spent the last 14 years in the residential construction industry in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania and understands how important it is to not only design uniquely beautiful spaces but also make sure that these concepts can be executed to experience the full joy of the designs. Working with different budgets and styles is what makes this industry fun and challenging, and Rose welcomes this challenge daily. Using RBG’s BuildRight program, she works with clients to make selections well ahead of time so that clients can fully enjoy the construction process. Rose will coordinate showroom visits and compile the information so that the design is cohesive and thoughtful. She will be involved in the construction process every step of the way to ensure that clients not only have a sounding board for design ideas but also to assist in making sure that the designs are implemented as planned.


FayeCautin / Operations

A Main Line native, Faye Cautin attended Temple University and Villanova University School of Law, bringing over a decade of experience in the real estate industry to Renehan Building Group. Faye worked in title insurance during college and focused her legal practice on real estate, business matters and litigation, having worked extensively with community associations, land use and real estate development projects. She brings her multifaceted professional experience and life-long passion for real estate to both Renehan Building Group and Renehan Realty.