Team of Experts
James Renehan / President & CEO
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. Jim is married and lives in Malvern with his wife and three children.
Christopher Lake / Operations Manager
Christopher Lake is the Operations Manager for the RBG team and has a number of multi-faceted tasks to oversee. He is responsible for the company’s day-to-day activities to ensure the projects stay on track. He will visit current job sites, negotiate contracts with vendors and subcontractors and manage the office staff. 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 has a background in finance and the real estate industry which has paved the way for a smooth transition into the construction and real estate industry. He will routinely analyze a project’s cost breakdown to look for ways to come in at, or under, budget.
Chris is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University. He has served on multiple Home Owner Association (HOA) Boards and is a licensed real estate agent in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Chris lives in Malvern with his wife and two young daughters. He is an avid football fan, car enthusiast and enjoys traveling to the Caribbean islands.
Kellie Mackie / Project and Marketing Manager
Kellie Mackie comes to Renehan Building Group with a degree in Business Management and over 12 years of field experience in project coordination. She has extensive knowledge of new home construction, as well as home renovation projects. As Project and Marketing Manager, Kellie oversees all projects from inception to completion, and is responsible for marketing Renehan Building Group homes.
Cheryl Cummings / Selections Coordinator
Cheryl Cummings’ design background is all encompassing. Cheryl, a graduate of Moore College of Art and is a graduated Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America. A fine jewelry designer for a quarter of a century and an Interior Design Consultant for the past decade. Cheryl’s attention to detail will assist you to create your vision with confidence while incorporating up-to-date design trends and bring your dreams to life.
Donna Henry / Accounting Manager
Donna Henry is responsible for all accounting functions for the company, including financial reporting, projections, cost analysis and accounts payable. She also works closely with our Project Manager developing templates and procedures to improve office and reporting efficiency. Donna has more than 25 years of residential construction accounting experience, both in the office and on-site construction management. In her spare time, she enjoys working with her husband on car restorations and camping with their dogs and friends.
Bob Hoesch/Director of Purchasing & Estimating
Bob Hoesch joins our team with over 18 years of construction experience in new home construction and renovation projects, both hands on and in the office. He is responsible for all purchasing and estimating functions, including estimating, bidding, and product development and negotiating contracts with suppliers and subcontractors. He will also work closely with accounting to review and maintain budgets for all projects and with the field to assure that all paperwork is communicated promptly.
Karen Morris/Office Assistant/Rental Property Manager
Karen Morris has a Paralegal Degree as well as over 20 years of experience in various facets of real estate including commercial and residential real estate law, lease administration, as well as buying/selling and renovating properties. She has a true passion for home renovation, construction and design and enjoys working with contractors to help make our clients visions and dreams become reality. Her knowledge and experience in these areas is an asset to Renehan Building Group. Karen oversees all of Renehan Realty’s rental properties, including tenant relations, lease administration and property management. Tenants can rely on Karen to assure that all property management and rental maintenance matters are handled in a timely manner.
Kathy Pavlovitch / Administrative Assistant
Kathy Pavlovitch is RBG’s Administrative Assistant. Kathy has been an extremely loyal asset to Jim, as she worked for him at his previous job for a paint company and decided to accompany Jim when he started RBG. She wears many hats as she oversees invoices, bills, purchase orders, payroll, and client contracts. She enjoys working with Jim at RBG because of his commitment to his clients and building them a quality home or addition. While at RBG, Kathy has earned her certification as a PA Notary. Kathy is married to her husband of 20 years and has three children. When not working, she enjoys attending her kids’ school and club sporting events, organizing summer tournaments for their teams and managing her son’s travel team. She is also a teacher’s aide for her parish religious education program.
Patti Renehan / Benefits and Community Relations Coordinator
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 aspects of Renehan Building Group’s mission. From sponsoring booths at the 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.