In the four decades since Fred Kober founded The Christopher Companies, we’ve relished our successes and growth, yet to this day we remain a small, locally-run firm made up of people who are deeply invested in our community. We are proud of our dedication to community service, and contribute our time and resources to charitable organizations, activities, and fundraising events throughout the D.C. metro area. At Christopher, we’re not just working to serve our clients, we’re also working to serve our neighbors.
Our own Mike Sandkuhler serves on the Board of Directors of HomeAid, the charitable arm of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA). HomeAid’s goal is to provide shelter to our area’s homeless and those in transition. Mike is a Builder Captain for the organization and helped lead the renovation project on Alternative House in Dunn Loring.
The Christopher Companies also contributed to the initial development of Women Giving Back (WGB), a group associated with HomeAid. WGB works with area homeless shelters and organizes donations for a monthly store. Since 2011, WGB has had a permanent location in Sterling to for the benefit of giving women in need a helping hand.
In 2005, Christopher Companies partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build three single family homes and renovate an existing stone house in Briarwood Trace, a Christopher community in Fairfax County. These were the first single family, detached, affordable homes built in Fairfax County by Habitat for Humanity. Christopher Companies donated the lots, and the homes were underwritten by individuals, faith communities, subcontractors and corporate sponsors. Each home was sold to a first-time homebuyer who qualified for Fairfax County’s Housing Choice Voucher Program and Habitat’s homeownership program.
Christopher Companies continues to support Habitat and leads the way through proffered land use contributions that provide assistance directly to our area’s homeless and disadvantaged.