Principals & Senior Staff

Jeff Rainey
President, CEO

Seeing a need for high quality custom remodeling, Jeff founded Home Equity Builders in 1989. He named his company after his daughter, Heather, whom he had nicknamed HEB. Jeff's responsibilities range from marketing and management to achieving the goals and objectives for which the company is known.

Jeff has earned the Certified Remodeler designation by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). This certification program is the association’s method of recognizing those individual contractors who have met specific criteria of experience, commitment to the ethical conduct and professionalism. Certification provides special recognition to those who, by fulfilling the prescribed requirements of performance and conduct, have demonstrated a high level of competency and ethical standards in the remodeling industry.

Additionally, Jeff has received a NARI Presidents Award in 2005, the Southern Living Magazine Chrysalis Award for the Virginia Remodeler of the Year in 2004, and the NARI Image Award in 1998.

Throughout Jeff's career, quality craftsmanship has been his primary objective, hiring only the finest personnel available and subcontracting only to the few who understand the importance of a well managed project and high quality work. According to Jeff, HEB only works with people who respect the needs of a clean work site that is safe and organized. All staff members have been trained to handle situations so that we may exceed clients’ expectations through quality craftsmanship.

Jeff remains committed to developing and sustaining programs that expand and unite the remodeling industry, encouraging ethical conduct, sound business practices, and enhancing the level of professionalism within the remodeling industry.

Sharon Rainey
Co-owner, Vice President of Marketing

Sharon is also a longtime Northern Virginia resident, having grown up in Reston and living in Fairfax County since 1970.

Sharon graduated from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA., earning a B.A in English. She taught eighth and ninth grade English for several years and also earned her M. Ed. in Counseling & Personnel Services from the University of Maryland.

Sharon eventually left teaching after marrying Jeff in 1991. She took on the office side of Home Equity Builders, taking care of all administrative tasks. In 2004, Sharon became VP of Marketing, hiring a full time office manager in her stead.

In 2001, Sharon was awarded the NARI President's Award.

Patrick Mullen

Pat is a fourth generation carpenter, having worked in the field for over 30 years. Pat grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his family (he is one of seven children). He has vivid memories of playing with his father's carpentry tools and always wanting to follow his father’s line of work.

Pat apprenticed under numerous master carpenters from a very early age, learning the art of cabinetry making. He also continued to take numerous classes in various types of carpentry.

After working in Pennsylvania for twelve years, Pat moved to the Northern Virginia area in 1986 where he built decks, custom kitchen cabinetry, custom mouldings, and additions.

His talents cover the spectrum of remodeling tasks ranging from concrete work, tile work, and deck design. But Pat's greatest asset has been his artistic talent in custom cabinetry. Pat can build anything you want. His craftsmanship is unmatched in the Northern Virginia area. We are fortunate and proud to have had Pat as part of the Home Equity Builders family since 1991.

In 2002, Pat was awarded the NARI Certified Lead Carpenter Award.

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