Home Builders Care Foundation

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Recognizing lifetime contributions of building industry members  to our communities

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 was first presented in 2013 to Mr. Bob Mitchell himself, in tribute to the official founding of Home Builders Care Foundation in 1984.  The first official Operation Tom Sawyer project began in 1983. 2013 marked the beginning of our 30th anniversary.

Chosen by the HBCF Board of Directors, recipients of this prestigious award are selected on the basis of dedication, service, participation and contributions – both in-kind and financial - that go above and beyond “normal” volunteer activity.  The award recognizes lifetime achievement and philanthropy.

The award is presented at the annual Community Builders Bull & Oyster Roast

Our Robert L. Mitchell Founders Award Winners


Robert L Mitchell Founders Award Recipients


Mr. & Mrs. Don and Claudia Pleasants


Mr. Richard Pettit


Mr. Robert C. Goodier Jr.


Mr. Roger M. Lebbin


Mr. Robert L. Mitchell