At Christopher Companies, we try to be more than just a homebuilder. Since we started this journey over four decades ago, we’ve been committed to building homes within our local community and serving the people that are closest to us: our neighbors. We wanted to highlight some of the projects that Christopher Companies has worked on to contribute to making the D.C. metro area a better place.
Christopher Companies has a history of helping local non-profits and charitable organizations. One of our employees, Mike Sandkuhler, currently serves on the Board of Directors of HomeAid, an organization that provides shelter to the homeless of Northern Virginia. Mike is one of the builder captains for the organization, helping to organize the teams that are building houses.
We were also deeply involved in the initial development of a group associated with HomeAid, Women Giving Back. This group, located in Sterling, VA, works with area homeless shelters and organizes a monthly store filled with donations from the local community. They organize events with the help of local volunteers to help combat homelessness. You can learn more about the events that they host from the Women Giving Back Facebook page.
Christopher has also used its expertise to build and renovate homes to help impoverished members of the community. In 2005, Christopher Companies partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build 3 single-family homes and renovate an existing stone home in Briarwood Trace, a Christopher community in Fairfax County. Christopher donated the lots, and various community members underwrote the homes. These affordable homes, the first of their kind built in Fairfax County, were then sold to first-time homebuyers who qualified for Fairfax County’s Housing Choice Voucher Program and Habitat’s homeownership program.