17 Oct

Raising Roofs…Builders for Habitat

Celebrating 60 Homes…During our 60th Anniversary!

October 28 – November 3…we did it again…we built 5 houses in one week at Asher Downs…celebrating our 8th build since our inaugural build in 2003 in which we constructed 12 homes in one week.  To date…GBA members have NOW built 60 NEW homes for families through our partnership with Habitat Greensboro…along with 3 home renovations.

Raising Roofs…Builders for Habitat brings builders, remodelers, suppliers and trade contractors together to work side by side to build houses from foundation to dedication in one incredible week.  Twenty builders volunteered to work in teams to construct the houses which were built to both Energy Star and the National Green Building Standard certifications.

Habitat homes are simple, decent and affordable houses sold to hardworking families at no-profit and with interest-free financing.  In addition to a modest down payment, families contribute 300 hours of “sweat equity” toward the purchase of their home.  For Raising Roofs homes, families are volunteering on other construction projects to achieve their required hours.

We would like to thank everyone who helped make this year’s build happen…from our builders, suppliers and trade contractors who provided materials and labor for the homes…to the vendors and volunteers who helped with logistics and hospitality…to our financial contributors.

We would especially like to thank the Habitat Greensboro staff for their tremendous efforts to ensure all aspects of the build were coordinated…as well as the City of Greensboro Inspections Department working with us to provide prompt inspections as needed.

New this year, we hosted a Construction Careers Day on Tuesday, October 31 in which carpentry & trade students from Guilford County Schools were onsite to observe and talk with builders and trade contractors to learn more about career opportunities in construction.

It was a GREAT week…highlighted by the dedication of the homes on Friday, November 3 to five hard-working families. Together we’re building more than homes…we’re building communities!

Find photos of the build on our Facebook page.

 

Special Thanks to our Builder Teams: 
  • Brickwood Builders, Inc.
  • Disney Construction Co.
  • DLM Builders, Inc.
  • FM Contracting, LLC
  • Gary Jobe Builder, Inc.
  • Granville Homes
  • Gunter Custom Homes and Design, LLC
  • JLB Remodeling, Inc.
  • John Hodgin Construction Co., Inc.
  • Lansink Custom Homes, LLC
  • Michael D. Patrum Custom Homes, Inc.
  • Naylor Custom Homes
  • New Age Builders, Inc.
  • Ron Foister Custom Homes, LLC
  • Silverstein Construction Corp.
  • Southern Evergreen
  • SwiftCreek Construction and Real Estate Services, LLC
  • Tradition Homes
  • Windsor Homes