Build A House…Build A Dream 2018

Fox & Roach Charities’ Build A House…Build A Dream Contest for Kids

Benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Chester Country

On Saturday, March 17, 2018, Fox & Roach Charities sponsored the 15th annual Build A House…Build A Dream Contest for Kids, benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Chester County. The contest featured 5th grade students from throughout the area who worked individually or in pairs to build their own three-dimensional, model dream home.


The students displayed their models for judging at Church Farm School in Exton, PA. In addition to displaying their models, the students also explained the concepts and planning behind their designs. Judges and spectators remarked at the extraordinary level of detail and ingenuity seen in this year’s houses, which included a house built like a brain, houses built in space, and houses built on bodies of water!


Pictured above (left to right) are this year’s winners: 3rd Place, Regan Arnold (Garnet Valley Elementary); 2nd place, Danielle May (Garnet Valley Elementary; 1st place, Matteo Riordan (Avon Grove Charter). Also pictured (back row, left to right): George Fasic,former Director of the Chester County Planning Commission and WCU professor; Kassie Erb, President of Fox & Roach Charities; Kate Weidner, Marketing & Volunteer Coordinator at Habitat for Humanity of Chester County, Jerry Levinsky, Senior Director of Facilities at the YMCA of Greater Brandywine; and event emcee, NBC Philadelphia Meteorologist, Bill Henley.

Fast Facts About this year's Build A House...Build A Dream Contest

  • $17,000+ funds raised for Habitat for Humanity Chester Country

  • 85 Students Participated

  • 50 Volunteers

  • Participating Schools and YMCAs

    Garnet Valley | West Chester | Wilson Area (Lehigh Valley | Great Valley | Avon Grove Charter | St. Joseph’s | Wallingford-Swarthmore | Assumption BVM | St. Agnes | Home Schools | Phoenixville | Rose Tree Media | Moorestown Township (NJ) Public Schools | YMCA of Greater Brandywine

  • Thank You to our Volunteers

    Monique Silva, Trident Group | Michelle Cohen, BHHS Fox & Roach Devon Office | Susan Jurgenson, BHHS Fox & Roach Malvern Office | Roseann Conway, Trident Group | Evelyn Rush, BHHS Fox & Roach | Brittany Lodi, Trident Group | Anna Abbatemarco, BHHS Fox & Roach Exton Office | Terry Kirkwood, BHHS Fox & Roach Rosemont Office | Molly Simon, BHHS Fox & Roach Accounting Department | Stefan Shoemaker, BHHS Fox & Roach Information Services

  • Thank You to our Sponsors

    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach | The Trident Group | Fox & Roach Charities | Univest | Bentley Systems | Pax Partners of Raymond James | Giant | Chester Water Authority | Dilworth’s Custom Design | Martin Architectural Group | Saint Gobain/Certainteed | Bernardon | ISG | Church Farm School | YMCA of Greater Brandywine

  • Congratulations to Our Winners

    1st Place: Matteo from Avon Grove Charter | 2nd Place: Danielle from Garnet Valley Elementary | Reagan from Garnet Valley Elementary | Fan Favorite: Tanush from Swarthmore-Rutledge School

Scenes from the 15th Annual Build A House...Build A Dream Contest