Home Builders Care Foundation

The mission of the Home Builders Care Foundation (HBCF) is to give back by utilizing the skills and resources of building industry members on shelter-related construction for the homeless and others at-risk.

Our efforts help community non-profits and local governments meet the challenges of caring for our neighbors in need.   We leverage our industry’s strengths to save agencies thousands of dollars in the construction process.  We make projects feasible.

Our Mission and Purpose

HomeAid Washington DC

As a chapter of HomeAid America, our HomeAid DC LLC affiliate aims to “build new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach.”

A program that provides an alternative way for developers to support  HBCF through the donation of front foot benefit assessments in new residential communities in Maryland.

HBC Utilities LLC

HBC Utilities LLC

HBCF Subsidiary Programs

Our Service Community

HBCF was established in the early 1980s as Operation Tom Sawyer (OTS) and functioned as the charitable arm of the Suburban Maryland Building Industry Association. Our founder, Robert L. Mitchell, believed that homebuilders have a responsibility to serve the needs of growing communities and families and make every home a part of that community. Everyone deserves the dignity of a home.



Since our inception, HBCF has made significant in-kind contributions of more than $20,000,000 worth of materials and labor to projects assisting the homeless and others at risk in the communities we serve. The total value of our projects is estimated to be more than double that amount.

Our History

HBCF PRESIDENT Michael Karns, Winchester Homes

VICE PRESIDENT John DeZinno, Howard Bank

SECRETARY Linda Ellington, Mitchell Best Homes

TREASURER Michael Brewer, Rosen, Sapperstein & Friedlander

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT  Chris Rachuba, Rachuba Group


Jeff Aleshire, Bay Bank

Scott Armiger, Orchard Development

Tom Baum, Bozzuto Homes

Liza Bowles, Newport Partners

Hugh Carroll, Insurance Associates, Inc.

Tim Ellis, T.W. Ellis

Miles Haber, Monument Construction

Joe Hikel, Shelter Systems

Dave Lunden, Timberlake Design/Build

David O’Bryan, Charles P Johnson & Associates

Amy Pushkin, Vintage Security

Leslie Rosenthal, Bob Lucido Team of Keller Williams Integrity.

Steve Rubin, Harkins Builders

Michael Rubinfeld, Mid-Atlantic Builders, Inc.

Jeremy Rutter, Rutter Project Management

Ted N. Smart, MDC Services  

Chas Stuart Jr., Miller & Smith Homes

Casey Cirner, Miles & Stockbridge, Legal Counsel

Patti B. Kane, HBCF Foundation Director, ex-officio


Bob Mitchell, Mitchell Best Homes, FOUNDER

HBCF Board of Directors 2018

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The Home Builders Care Foundation (HBCF) is the 501 (c) (3) official charity of the Maryland Building Industry Association  serving most of the state of Maryland and Washington DC:


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Maryland Center for Housing

Maryland Center for Housing

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