March 14, 2017: Home Builders Association of the Fox Cities honored with Habitat for Humanity Community Partnership Award for its participation in the 2016 Home Builders Blitz where members built a home in less than 5 days.
Throughout the week of June 6-10, 2016, members of Home Builders Association of the Fox Cities (HBA Fox Cities) joined Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity (“Habitat”) and constructed a house in only five days as part of the Habitat National Home Builders Blitz week.
This project, led by HBA Fox Cities’ members and General Contractor Ryan Smith, Headliner Homes and Construction Manager Brian Calmes, Calmes & Rohm Construction, built strength, stability and self-reliance for the Vang-Her family.
In partnership with FNB-Fox Valley, Drexel Building Supply, Appleton Habitat ReStore and more than 50 additional HBA Fox Cities’ members and staff worked 13 hour days to complete the three-bedroom, one-bathroom, ranch-style home.
“At a time when the home building industry is thriving and projects are plentiful, members are putting aside private projects to partner with Habitat for Humanity and Home Builders Association of the Fox Cities to donate their time and materials to complete this accelerated-build project,” said HBA Fox Cities President Paul Schroeder, Schroeder Carpentry. “HBA Fox Cities strives to support the community in which our members do work, and believes the dream of homeownership should be attainable for all.”
In addition to this project in the Fox Cities, 71 other Habitat affiliates in 31 states across the U.S. built, renovated and repaired nearly 250 homes, June 6-10.
Check out photos of this project on our Facebook page!
Big thanks to these Home Builder's Blitz sponsors: Appleton Habitat ReStore, Calmes & Rohm Construction LLC, Calmes & Sons Landscaping, Concrete Cutters Inc., Creative Closets & Storage, D&M Interiors, Drexel Building Supply, FNB - Fox Valley,
Fox Communities Credit Union, Headliner Homes LLC, Hometown Insulation, House of Flooring, Johnson Bank, Lighting by Design, McMahon & Associates Inc., Pit Stop Portables, Quantum Electrical Solutions LLC, Salm Plumbing Inc., Security-Luebke Roofing, Schroeder Carpentry, Schuh-Less Flooring and Remodeling LLC, Sherwin-Williams, Silvercrest Construction/Everest Crane, TRC Midvalley Utilities, Truss Systems, Valley Cabinet, Van Handel Heating & Cooling, Van's Waste and Vosters Drywall
Thanks also to the meal/snack sponsors:
1 Source Restoration LLC (snack sponsor for duration of build), Associated Bank, Drexel Building Supply, Evans Title Companies, Knight Barry Title Services, Johnson Bank, Mr. & Mrs. Mix and Red Ox Seafood & Steakhouse