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Community Service

The HBA’s tag line, “Building Better Communities Together,” has taken on new meaning in recent years. In addition to our organization’s important work in partnering with municipalities, agencies and each other to make the building industry better, the Community Service Committee has invested itself in making life a bit better for those less fortunate than our members.   Since the Community Service Committee was taken under the wing of the SMC, that group has grown both in the number of members active in its programs and the causes that it serves.

Fall Coat Drive

Coat Drive Paul 2023

The Salvation Army Coat Drive is held in each fall with drop off sites located at builder’s model homes and associate’s locations. This annual effort is spearheaded by Paul Mihranian of Lighting by Design. Paul's efforts over the years have resulted in truckloads of new coats as well as financial donations for the Salvation Army.

Salvation Army Meal Delivery

Salvation Army new

HBA members have been donating meals to the Salvation Army food kitchen twice a month in order to help those in need in our local community. Originally spearheaded by Todd Pohlig of Pohlig Builders, a variety of HBA Members have also chipped in to help the cause. Special thanks to members from Land Services, Lighting by Design, Main Line Pro Painting, Rhoads Creative, Cosentino, O'Kane Construction, Nave Newell, Stone Glidden, and Gerhard's Appliances.



Book Drive & Pop-Up Lending Libraries

group of people holding books

HBA members have been collecting books to fill our pop-up lending libraries. Special thanks to all those who donated including Nave Newell, Megill Homes, and Pohlig Builders (pictured left). Various Pop-up Lending Libraries (PULL Stations) were built and installed by HBA members in various locations around Coatesville in conjunction with the organization AHAAH.


Holiday Party Toys Collection

Sassy Massey Toy Drive Logo

Toys are collected each year at our Annual Holiday Party in December for the Sassy Massey Miles of Smiles foundation, sponsored by Wolf Disposal. Through generous donations, we are able to collect a dumpster full of toys for children in hospitals.

Fall Food Drive

Food Drive Cans

The Annual Salvation Army Food Drive is held each November. Thanks to our members who collect non-perishable food at their companies and drop off donations at the November Wine and Beer Tasting, General Membership Meeting.

Community Volunteers in Medicine


The HBA is partnering with the Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) to collect over the counter medicines and dental supplies to help those in need in our local community. CVIM provides free coordinated healthcare to low-income individuals and families who have no other place to turn for care in Chester County.

ADA Home Update

finished room

HBA members made donations of money, time, materials, and talent, to make ADA-compliant rennovations to the home of a local boy who suffered a recent tragic spinal cord injury. Read more about the project.

Home of the Sparrow

Catherine Twomey House

HBA members support the Home of the Sparrow organization that provides housing and support services to homeless and low-income women to help them become self-sufficient. Projects include the Catherine Twomey House, a rennovation of a home in Coatesville for women who are most vulnerable, providing them with safe, independent, secure housing within the community. HBA Members provided generous amounts of time and materials donations to help make this project a success. Read more.