Thank you to our volunteers!

Thank you to our volunteers!

On Friday, November 11, a couple of our contractors and some Clemson students gathered to help mend a fence and build a gate for Thrive Upstate’s Generous Garden. This is the second project that the Community Service Committee has helped Thrive Upstate with. Thank you to Tuck Williams of Homes of Hope and Eddie Howard of Howard Custom Builders for leading the way and to our Clemson students Derek Ryan, Adrian Bordon, Morgan Guarner, and William Hosenfeld for volunteering.

If you are interested in helping on our next project or joining the Community Service Committee please contact Abbey at

Thank You, Volunteers

Thank You, Volunteers

Your Home Builders Association of Greenville’s Community Service Committee teamed up with Rebuild Upstate last Saturday for a day of service. GBS Building Supply donated the lumber needed for our volunteers to build a ramp for an elderly Greenville man so that he can access his home safely. Thank you to GBS and our wonderful volunteers, including project leader Andrew Woodford of A.B.W. Construction, Johannes Erdmann of A.B.W. Construction, Craig DeLisle of Lauren Homes of S.C., Eddie Howard of Howard Custom Builders, Jon Statom of Palmetto Exterminators, Courtney Smith-Gonzalez of D.R. Horton, and Connie Vaun of DHI Mortgage.

HBA and Rebuild Upstate Partner to Help a Greenville Resident

On June 18th, your Home Builders Association and Rebuild Upstate will partner to help build a ramp for an elderly man in Greenville. At this time we are looking for volunteers and materials to be donated at the residence on June 17th. Below is the list of materials needed. If you are able to donate please contact Abbey at the Home Builders Association at (864) 254-0133 or by email.

# Material          Length

7 4×4                 10′
2 2×6                 10′
4 2×6                 12′
4 2×6                 16′
2 2×4                 10′
6 2×4                 12′
6 2×4                 16′
8 5/4×6             10′
5 5/4×6             12′
14 5/4×6             16′
8 Joist Hangers 2×6
1 Sakrete       80#
2 Solid Block 4x8x16
6 Deck Block / Tuff Block

Andrew and Eddie to the rescue!

Andrew and Eddie to the rescue!

Thank you to Andrew Woodford, APR, of A.B.W. Construction and Eddie Howard, APB, of Howard Custom Builders for their volunteerism this past Saturday. Thrive Upstate, a local agency working to provide services and support for individuals with special needs and disabilities in the Upstate, has a large garden on their property with a fence, but they needed a gate to enclose the garden. Andrew and Eddie loaned their expertise to help build and install the gate for Thrive Upstate’s garden. Your Home Builders Association is proud and grateful to have such generous members.

Are you interested in helping out on a service project? Join the Community Service Committee today by contacting your Home Builders Association at (864) 254-0133.

The beginning stages of the project.

Eddie and Andrew adding the final touches.

The finished product!

Thank you to our terrific volunteers!

Thank you to our terrific volunteers!

This past Saturday, January 9, was a wonderful day for our Community Service Committee, Rebuild Upstate, and especially for one of our Greenville neighbors. Ms. Ruthie Jones is an elderly woman whose home was in need of repair and rejuvenation. Andrew Woodford, APB, of ABW Construction, donated his time and tools to lead our team of volunteers in repairing Ms. Ruthie’s stairs and building her a ramp. McGee Brothers will also be stopping by Ms. Ruthie’s home this week to pour a concrete path from her driveway to her new ramp. Thank you to both companies for their donations and to all of our wonderful volunteers for their hard work.
Below are the members and friends of the HBA who volunteered:

Nick Kulick
Tuck Williams
Sarah Noel Ratcliff
Gabe Halka
Rachel Halka
Jeff Vanderwood
Andrew Woodford
Johannes Erdmann
Crystal Yanes
Abbey West

Although it was cloudy, the weather was mild and the rain held off long enough for us to complete the project and enjoy each other’s company.

The stairs before construction began–rickety, old, and mildewy, making them slippery and dangerous.

The back yard before the ramp and walkway were added.

Andrew and his team begin the planning process.

Removing the old stairs and preparing for the new.

Everyone had a job while preparing to start construction of the ramp.

The ramp completed!

The final touches being put on the stairs.