About Us

Habitat Building Group, LLC is an award-winning company that specializes in Custom Homes & home improvement projects throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley and Pocono Surrounding Cities. Ensuring quality every step of the way, our team of experts continually succeed as the best well-rounded craftsmen in the Valley.


Mission

Devoted, Dedicated, Loyal, Diligent

Here at Habitat Building Group we are constantly perfecting our concept of how to construct beautiful getaways right at your home.

We are also devoted to building eco-friendly projects that are diligently crafted for each individual endeavor.


Showroom

613 East Blakeslee BLVD, Lehighton PA 18235

Highlighted in the vast array of kitchen and living space settings are award-winning domestic manufacturers such as Waypoint and Fabuwood. The new showroom displays a plethora of stylish interiors, cabinetry design, innovative fixtures, modern countertop materials and more. It also showcases options for your home’s exterior, including siding, roofing, windows, doors and decking.

Habitat not only sells custom cabinetry, flooring and countertops to homeowners but we have growing relationships with contractors who receive special contracting pricing. We encourage you to let us give you pricing for all of your cabinet, countertop and flooring needs.


Meet the team


Brian A. Valish - President 

Brian started out his career working for multiple contractors building custom homes during high school and then continued his career after graduating. When he graduated he furthered his dream by entering into a Architectural Drafting school. During these next couple of years he worked very hard by building homes during the day and then attending night school learning the drafting trade.

After earning his Pennsylvania certificates for Mechanical and Architectural drafting he started working for a company directly, building High Performance custom homes in the Greater Lehigh Valley. While working here, Brian worked aside of management, assisted Energy Audits, and installed Solar ( PV and Hot Water).

When Brian went his separate ways from the company, he then became a   Subcontractor working for local contractors. Using his communication and carpentry skills, Brian was fast growing and realized that it was time to form a company that would promise to bring the highest professionalism along with best well rounded craftsmen to any doorstep. Habitat Building Group, LLC entered into the industry in early 2013. Now, as an Award-Winning Company they are growing rapidly and have continually succeeded as one of the number one competitors in the Greater Lehigh Valley – Poconos and surrounding areas. 



Heidi E. Hickman - Office Manager 

Heidi is the Office Manager of Habitat Building Group, LLC . She joined the Habitat team with a combined 34 years of experience as secretary, administrator, property manager and customer service.  Heidi provides administrative office support, working alongside the owner to coordinate, set appointments and schedule jobs, handling the day to day operations, and working with clients, vendors and township officials.  She is your primary contact when you call or come to our showroom. Heidi also provides support in doing research for the owner or client when looking for a specific product and is versed with our showroom products. She loves taking time with customers to hear their ideas and works alongside the owner to help make those visions and dreams come true.



Jack Figura - VP of Operations 

Jack came to us with 25 years of experience in; as a previous owner of his own business, with a diverse background of residential and commercial building.

With Jack’s knowledge of owning a business he comes with the skill set of profitability, quality, sales and management of subcontractors, suppliers and managing our Habitat team of carpenters.

His experiences lends itself to staying on top of our current client projects, he uses his skills in project management to help oversee the planning, design and construction of a project from it’s beginning to its end.  Jack has also worked on various projects that has afforded him to work not only closely with the homeowners and clientele alike but also with engineers; local officials; state and federal departments for funding special projects; and the national historical society.

Jack has joined our team to help work along side of Habitat’s Owner, and lead us into the future of construction and special projects.



Robert A. Whiteman, Jr. - Foreman - Lead Carpenter

Robert has 25 years experience and is knowledgeable and motivated Foreman.  His career started when he went for training through Job Corp, with this training and years of experience Robert has a broad knowledge of all construction phases and the ability to monitor all aspects of a construction site.  Even though he is versed in all phases of construction he is highly experienced in framing. Robert also has excellent oral and interpersonal skills and excellent leadership abilities.

With Robert’s skills he is able to guide and direct our current carpenter staff and even train any laborer coming in to grow and learn the skills they need to succeed in this business and within our company.



Michael Moyer - Lead Carpenter

Michael comes to us with a diverse background with Certificates in Welding & Automotive Technology, various Database Environments, Designing Systems for Architecture and so much more, with 20+ years of experience.

He is experienced and versatile in carpentry, woodworking and metal design with background in residential and commercial construction and remodeling to include framing, trim, windows, doors, and siding.  Michaels skills in welding have afforded him and Habitat to create one of a kind designs for our customers