Local Builders Build Habitat Home in Thirteen Days

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Local Builders Build Habitat Home in Thirteen Days

August 2, 2013

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August 2, 2013

Fairview, TN—On Friday, August 2 at 2pm Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County (HFHWC) will dedicate its 136 home to Ms. Tiffany Otey and her four children. This is the first of five houses that Habitat Williamson will complete this fall by partnering with local churches, businesses, foundations and the public sector to provide hard-working, low-income Williamson and Maury County families with the opportunity to purchase their own homes.

The house was completed in just 13 days by local homebuilders and contractors during the annual Home Builders Blitz build. Habitat’s Home Builders Blitz is a partnership between Habitat affiliates and the building community to build and renovate homes across the United States, helping to fulfill Habitat’s vision of “a world where everyone has a decent place to live.” This type of build began in 2002 in Wake Forest, NC and since then has resulted in more than 1,000 safe, affordable homes across the country. Builders and Habitat affiliates work closely to organize all aspects of building, including securing subcontractors and suppliers, fundraising and seeking donations of materials. This year’s HFWHC build brought together 31 sponsors, including the Southwestern Company who provided a half-home sponsorship of $35,000. Local companies, including Wells Fargo, Southwestern, Dave Ramsey, First Community Mortgage and Reliant Bank, provided volunteer labor for the build.

Habitat is pleased to announce the companies came together to support the Home Builders Blitz this year:

  • American Heating and Cooling (HVAC)
  • Apcom (water heater)City Electric Supply (light fixtures)
  • Custom Trim (labor-interior doors and trim)
  • Deal & Sons Grading (fill dirt and top soil)
  • Drees Homes (labor-vinyl soffits and metal fascia)
  • Dow (insulation panels and energy saving components)
  • Felix Enterprises (electrical material and labor)
  • Flow Construction (drywall material and labor)
  • GAF (roofing materials)
  • Huskey Lumber (exterior doors and windows)
  • Insulation Solutions of Tennessee, Inc. (gutters)
  • John Maher Builders (framing labor)
  • The Jones Company (architectural services)
  • Lee Company (plumbing material and labor) – Lee Co employee and Habitat homeowner Ruskin Ogorodnik worked on house
  • Metro Carpets (carpet & vinyl flooring material and labor)
  • Mike Ford Custom Builders (finish grading, seed, straw and landscape package; several of their subcontractor base participants)
  • Petersen and Sons, LLC (footing labor)
  • Professional Roofers (roofing labor)
  • Quality Builders (labor-vinyl soffits and metal fascia)
  • Real Green Solutions (Energy Star inspections and certification)
  • S&H Landscaping (rough grading), owned by Habitat homeowner, Juan Hernandez        
  • The Southwestern Company ($35,000)
  • Tennessee Glass (closet shelving)
  • 31-W Insulation (insulation material and labor)
  • Valley Interior Products (drywall material)
  • Valspar (paint material)
  • Warren Brothers Sash and Door (interior doors and trim material)
  • The Whirlpool Corporation (refrigerator and range)
  • Wilsonart (laminate kitchen counter tops)
  • Yale Locks and Hardware (exterior and interior lock sets)

Roger Dunn, Sales Manager at American Heating & Cooling, explained why his company never thought twice of supporting the build with a donated HVAC system and installation. “American Heating and Cooling prides itself in being involved with community projects. There is not a better project to get involved with than Habitat for Humanity. It’s the “American way” to help others and be a blessing to these families, but that’s not why we do it. We do it because the blessing is ours. There is no better feeling than watching a Habitat dedication and someone earning the keys to their new home and knowing you were a big part of it. That’s why we participate. We truly get more out of it than the homeowner.”

The Home Builders Blitz’s future homeowner Tiffany Otey works full-time at Franklin Special School District as a teacher assistant and part-time at KinderCare Learning Center as a teacher. She loves working with children, and has four little ones of her own, Kentrez (10), MaKenya(8), MaKayla(5) and Kujuan(3). The family spends Friday nights having “family fun time,” playing games, making homemade pizzas and ice cream and watching movies picked out by the kids. Tiffany knows several other Habitat homeowners and realizes the advantages she will have with an affordable house payment. She tries to never miss a day or the build site and continuously thanks to her sponsors,  “I can’t say enough how much I appreciate this opportunity to make a better life for my family.”

For more information on the Home Builders Blitz, contact Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County at 690-8090 or e-mail Kim Randell at krandell@habitatwilliamson.org

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Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. The support of our generous partners helps make our vision a reality and has a huge impact in the lives of families.

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