Charles “Chuck” Farrell was PBA’s 2002 President and a diehard supporter of the PHRC and the NAHB Student Chapter at Penn State. He passed away on January 28 in State College.

Beneyfield & Farrell was established in 1960 when Chuck joined the insulation business founded by his father-in-law (Bonne E. Beneyfield) in 1932. For over 50 years, the company provided residential and commercial energy conservation services, including insulation, ventilation, electric heating, and moisture control. Along the way, Chuck formed Charles A. Farrell Real Estate to invest in rental properties and provide affordable housing in Blair, Centre, Clinton, and Huntingdon counties. Beneyfield & Farrell served the central Pennsylvania region for 52 years until Chuck sold the company in 2012.

Throughout his career, Chuck was actively involved on the local, state, and national levels of home builders associations. From 2002-2003 Chuck served as President of the 12,200-member Pennsylvania Builders Association (PBA). He also served on the board of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and as President of the Builders Association of Central Pennsylvania. In January 2019 Chuck received the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award from the Builders Association of Central Pennsylvania.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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