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.


Christopher Lake / Director of Operations •
Christopher Lake 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. 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 / Director of Finance •
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 Coordinator •
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.


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.


Patti Renehan/ Benefits and CommunityRelations 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 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.


Rose Zefferino/ Design Consultant •
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 Design Right 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.


Marcella Thomas/ Project Administrator •

Marcella has over 20 years in business management, accounting and staff support ranging from customer relations to detailed business transactions in the construction industry. She is an integral part of the Renehan Team and handles the fast-paced, multi-task day to day administration of Renehan Building Group’s construction projects. Marcella grew up in Malvern where she resides.