The Christopher Companies prides itself on a team approach to design, development and building. Our team is made up of honest people who truly love what they do. We enjoy an enviable reputation in the community, and homeowners who’ve worked with us often comment on our unique blend of professionalism, passion and personal attention. We want to make sure every client loves not only their new home, but their entire home buying experience.
As President of The Christopher Companies, Craig is responsible for land planning, development, product design, construction and customer service. Craig joined The Christopher Companies in 1993 after nine years with the Artery Organization where he served as Vice President- Division Manager. Prior to joining the Artery Organization, Craig managed Park Construction Operations for the Fairfax County Park Authority. Craig is a 1979 graduate of Purdue University with a degree in construction management. During his career, he has managed the development and construction of several thousand condominiums, town homes, garden apartments, and single-family homes in the Washington Metropolitan area. A native of Northern Virginia, Craig is actively involved in professional and community organizations, including the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA), where he is a Past President and was named “Builder of the Year” in 2002, the Home Builder’s Association of Virginia (HBAV), where he currently serves on the Executive Committee, and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) where he served on the Board of Directors. Craig also currently serves as a member of the George Mason University School of Management Dean’s Advisory Council, serves on the City of Fairfax Economic Development Authority, and serves as Legislative Chairman of the Homebuilders Association of Virginia.
As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, John is responsible for land acquisition, project entitlements, financing, budgeting, and tax/accounting functions for The Christopher Companies. John joined Christopher in 1996 after thirteen years with Van Metre Companies, the last seven as Vice President/Comptroller. His primary duties included direct supervision of annual business planning, company and project budgeting, all accounting functions of land acquisition, development, new home construction and property management divisions of the company, external reporting to partners, annual audits, and the tax planning and compliance for the company and its executives. He is a graduate of George Mason University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Virginia. John is involved in several professional and community organizations including NVBIA, where he served as the Chairman of the Finance Committee, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Virginia State Society. John is currently a board member of the Woodson High School Boosters, Woodson High School Capital Campaign and the former President of Winterset Civic Association.
Randy has been with The Christopher Companies since 2006, serving as Vice President of Construction. As Vice President, Randy is responsible for Site Development and the Budgeting, Contracting and Construction for all single family, townhouse, condominium, apartment and office projects. From 2001 until 2006, Randy was employed by Van Metre Companies as Vice President of Multi Family. He was responsible for the design, development and construction of new apartment and condominium projects. He evaluated the acquisition of existing apartment projects. The Multi-Family Division was also responsible for all Special Projects, light commercial, commercial and residential renovations. Prior to Van Metre Companies Randy worked for Global Construction Company LLC as a Senior Project Manager. The company was a general contractor specializing in multi-family, senior and campus housing construction. Randy managed the Northeast Regional office and conducted all required business with owners, architects, financial institutions and all project-related professional consultants and regulatory agencies. Randy has been responsible for the development and construction of over 3,000 apartment units, over 1,000 condominium units and numerous commercial projects in his career.
Joe joined The Christopher Companies in September 2005. He is responsible for the accounting and finance of the companies’ projects. He came to The Christopher Companies after ten years with Cushman & Wakefield as a Director in its Strategic Advisors group. In his position, Joe provided a variety of analytical support including: financial structuring and modeling, property valuation, cash flow projections, lease vs. buy analysis, GAAP, tax and EVA analyses. Prior to C&W, Joe served as controller for VM Development L.P., a Washington, DC metro area site development company. In this capacity, he directed all accounting, tax and financial functions in the management of over $2 million of site development contracts. Prior to VM Development, Joe was an Assistant Controller for the Hazel/Peterson Companies, a prominent Northern Virginia developer. He was involved in the financial aspects of development from conception through lease-up and eventually property management for over $100 million of commercial, residential and retail developments. Joe earned his M.B.A. from George Mason University in 1991 and B.S. in Business Administration from Bucknell University in 1985. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Virginia and is a member of the Virginia Society of CPA’s and the AICPA’s.
Fred Kober founded The Christopher Companies in 1974, with operations in both Northern Virginia and the Tidewater area of Virginia. Through the years, he has provided the vision for the firm’s development. Fred’s insight and experience now provide the basis for The Christopher Companies’ ongoing endeavors. An invaluable link to the past and a tie to the future, Fred, as Chairman of the Board, consults on all aspects of management of The Christopher Companies.