It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce that the Home Builders Care Foundation (HBCF) Board of Directors has selected Mr. Dick Pettit, President and CEO of Pettit Companies as the 2016 recipient of the Robert L. Mitchell Founders Award.
Named after the Founder of the Home Builders Care program, the Mitchell Award is presented in recognition of a lifetime of leadership and commitment to community outreach and charitable efforts, particularly within the state of Maryland and through HBCF, its community service programs and charitable construction projects.
The award will be presented to Dick on Thursday, May 12th at our 4th Annual Bull and Oyster Roast fundraiser at the beautiful and picturesque Pleasant Prospect Farm, 4839 Jennings Chapel Road, Brookeville, MD. Please join us for what is sure to be an outstanding event. The festivities, filled with good food and cheer, will run from 5:00PM – 8:00PM.
As MBIA’s official charity, HBCF works to give back to the community by utilizing the skills and resources of the building industry members to serve the homeless and other folks at-risk of becoming homeless. Dick Pettit understands the value of giving back.
He has long been active in the building industry and has been an ardent supporter of HBCF since its inception in 1984. Dick’s Real Estate pedigree is unquestionable. His Dad, John Pettit founded the Pettit Companies as Pettit & Griffin, Inc. back in 1963 with its first single family home project. Over the years, the company grew into one of the premier mid-sized development companies in the area. Now in its third generation, the business has three unique divisions comprised of Home Building, Land Development & Excavation Services, and Property Management & Leasing Services.
Dick is also a champion for the homeless. He works tirelessly to combat the issues of homelessness in our region as the current Board Chair of the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless. For the past 25 years he and the Pettit Family Charitable Foundation (PFCF) have provided guidance and support to many nonprofits working to provide housing, shelter and food to others in need. The PFCF was also a key contributor to the original construction of the men’s shelter, now the Home Builders Care Assessment Center in 2000. I could not think of a more deserving honoree than Dick Pettit.
I do hope you will be able to join us and the entire HBCF and MBIA community on May 12. To that end I’m asking you to consider both attending and sponsoring the event in support of Dick and Home Builders Care. I know that Dick will be most appreciative.
Thanks in advance for your support. It will go a long way toward helping HBCF alleviate the plight of those less fortunate while at the same time recognizing someone who does so much to shine a light on the good that we do as an industry. I look forward to seeing you on the 12th!
Chris Rachuba, President
Home Builders Care Foundation
Please join us in congratulating Dick on May 12, 2016 at Pleasant Prospect Farm in Brookeville.