CEO Build

Top executives from the Triangle partner annually with Habitat for Humanity to help make the dream of home ownership a reality for deserving families in Durham, Orange, and Wake counties.  In addition to providing a unique networking opportunity for area CEOs, this project provides high corporate visibility and concrete opportunities for employee engagement. 

Become a partner

The 2017 Triangle-wide CEO Build is fast approaching! This is our seventh year bringing Triangle CEOs and leading executives together to build homes and hope in our community. Join Habitat as we help make the dream of home ownership a reality for three local families.

Our exclusive CEO build day, hosted in Orange County, is scheduled for Tuesday, April 4th.  Please join local, like-minded community leaders for a little hands-on work and a lot of great business networking – no building experience is needed. Giving levels range from $5,000 to $50,000 and include a variety of publicity and corporate team building benefits.  Click HERE for more CEO Build details.

If would like your company to participate, but are unable to attend the April 12th build, we hope that you will consider lending your company name and sending a leading executive from your company or a partner company in your place.

Contact Jenn McFarland, at or 919-682-0516 ext 116, to get involved.

2015 CEO Build Partners

Triangle Sponsor

Kari Stoltz, Bank of America


Foundation Sponsors

David Baldwin, Baldwin&Ponysaurus Brewing

Eugene Washington, Duke University

Jason Christie, Triangle Business Journal

Jack Clayton, Wells Fargo


Build Sponsors

Michael Noël, Acorn Innovestments

Clyde Hewitt, Allscripts

Maurice Malfatti, Blue Heron Asset Management

Chris Ng Cashin, Bootstrap Advisors

Craig Stevenson, Burt's Bees

Jim Goodmon, Capitol Broadcasting Company

Michael Ehrhardt, Cary Academy

Edward Paradise, Cisco

Chuck Purvis, Coastal Federal Credit Union

Jim Captain, Credit Suisse

Anthony Dilweg, The Dilweg Companies

David Fountain, Duke Energy

Erik Garr, Google Fiber


Andrew Burns, Hamilton Point Investment Advisors

Tom Buckley, Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo, L.L.P.

Ben Hartmere, inMotionNow

W. Morris Fine, Investors Title Insurance Company

Steve Vanderwoude, Madison River Ventures

Geoffrey Lang, MetLife

Ray Carey, NeoNova Networks

Lars von Kantzow, Nomaco

A. Robert Kucab, North Carolina Housing Finance Agency

Michael Lawrence, North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company

Art Pappas, Pappas Ventures

Kevin Trapani, The Redwoods Group

Russell Helms, Laura Helms Reece, Rho

Sharon Heath-Riley, RSVP Events

John Replogle, Seventh Generation Ventures

Nick Jordan, Smashing Boxes

Chris Bell, SunTrust Bank

Zach Clayton, Three Ships

J. Camp Fitch, Tijuana Flats

Habitat Success Stories

Barbara is an elderly neighbor who suffers from COPD. Durham Habitat partnered with the Fuqua School of Business to replace Barbara's roof and HVAC system. Barbara said,"I thank God that Habitat was able to fix my home because I was unable to do it for myself."