Volunteer with your HBA and Rebuild Upstate partner to help a 78-year old widow

Volunteer with your HBA and Rebuild Upstate partner to help a 78-year old widow

Your Home Builders Association and Rebuild Upstate will team up later this month to repair a deck that is the primary entrance for a 78-year-old widow in Easley.  Please consider volunteering.

Needed are 8-10 volunteers to perform the work.  Andrew Woodford of ABW Construction will supervise the project.

  • Saturday, September 30
  • 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes and dress appropriately to perform construction work.  The HBA will provide lunch and have water and sodas on hand.

To volunteer and for additional details, simply email Michael Dey at mdey@hbaofgreenville.com.  

Your fellow HBA members serve and support their community

Your fellow HBA members serve and support their community

Joshua Alford and Eddie Howard work with other volunteers to build a wheel chair ramp for a veteran

With the leadership of your HBA’s Community Service Committee, chaired by Richard Bernath of Southern Traditions Window Fashions, your fellow HBA members are at work around the community helping others in need of a hand up.

On April 8, a group of members led by Eddie Howard of Howard Custom Builders, Joshua Alford of Custom Remodel and Handyman Service, and Michael Dey of the HBA of Greenville, built a wheel chair ramp for a veteran living in Central, SC.  The project, which was facilitated by Rebuild Upstate, took just a morning, but the result will improve the life of a veteran for many years.

Members have another opportunity to give a family a hand up on April 22.  Your HBA is volunteering for a day with Habitat for Humanity to build a new home at 9 Hope Bridge Way in Greenville.  Shift times are 8 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. and 12 noon until 3:30 p.m.  Consider volunteering a little of your weekend to serve the community that gives so much to our industry.  Contact Michael Dey for details.

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

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.