Repairing Homes, improving lives

Build United empowers low-income homeowners to live independently by providing repair services to make homes more accessible and secure.

Thank you to everyone that came out to Seafood Fest on October 10th to support Build United, Central Valley Habitat for Humanity and Shenandoah Valley Builders Association. About 240 attendees enjoyed all-you-can-eat seafood (catered by Mama’s Caboose) and fantastic music from Dogwood Tales, The Judy Chops, members of The Steel Wheels, and The Walking Roots Band.

Unable to join us? Did you know you can support Build United by purchasing The Steel Wheels’ new single “Working On A Building”? The Steel Wheels are generously donating 10% of the proceeds from the single to Build United. 

Our focus

Through repairing homes, we hope to provide a stable and safe environment for low-income homeowners in the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County communities. Some examples of our work include: installing ramps, remodeling vital areas of the home for wheelchair accessibility, installing grab bars and roll-in showers, improving weatherization, and repairing areas such as windows, floors and doors to make the home safer and more comfortable. 


NEED assistance? 

To fill out an eligibility application, please click one of the buttons below. If you would prefer to have a hard copy sent to your home, contact us.


Looking to volunteer? 

Some of the projects we work on will take one-day and others require multiple days. Are you or your group looking for a volunteer opportunity? 


Interested in sponsoring a project?

We are always looking for groups or businesses to sponsor projects. Sign up to provide the materials, the labor, or the funds.

Note: If you are in need of weatherization services for your home or apartment and if anyone in the family receives: SSI, TANF, or Fuel/Energy Assistance (DSS), you are eligible to receive free weatherization services from CHP Energy Solutions. You may also be eligible based on your family size and current income. Please call (540)949-5879 and press 0 to receive an application.

homeowner Process

1. Applications are received, evaluated for eligibility by the Family Selections Committee.

2. Eligible applications are referred to the Construction Committee and a committee member is assigned to conduct a site visit to determine the scope of the project. The application is then accepted or denied by the board.

3. Accepted applications are referred to the Logistics Committee, who then works to secure volunteers and supplies for the project.

4. The volunteer team and the Constuction Committee member meet at the residence on the decided date(s) to conduct the repairs. 

5. The Logistics Committee follows up with the homeowner by completing an outcome form to assess the homeowner's satisfaction. 

advisory BOARD

Bobby Breeden

Community Member

Construction Committee

Gayl Brunk

Valley Associates for Independent Living     Logistics Committee

Linda Kegley

Rockingham County Social Services
Family Selection Committee

Barbara knupp

Community Member

Craig Landes

Landes Heating & Air Conditioning         Construction Committee

Jim Laver

Funkhouser Real Estate Group                   Construction Committee

Peter Laver

Funkhouser Real Estate Group

Brian Lohr

Designs by Brian
Construction Committee

Zach Lokey

Nielsen Builders

ADA Longenecker

Valley Program for Aging Services                         Family Selection Committee

Jim Maust

Venture Builders Inc.

Construction Committee

Brad Moyers

Clark & Bradshaw, P.C.

Rebecca Price

Elkton Area United Services 
Family Selection Committee

Bob Siepka

LSC Communications

Greg St. Ours

Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC

Marion Vanpelt

Glass Doctor of the Shenandoah Valley Construction Committee

Foundation Partners