Friday, May 16, 2008

Habitat Blitz Week

Habitat Day 1

7:30am arrival to a site with only the foundation and bandboard. Alex and Jose’ Mejia and their crew agreed to take on the task of constructing a house in one day. Even though every time Dave Hargis, Structures Building Company Project Manager would ask if they were going to finish, they wouldn’t commit. A crew of 12 started off and as some had to leave, others received a call and gave up their Saturday to come out and lend a hand for the great cause! All in all, it took them a little over 12 hours to frame up Latoya and Dekaliah’s house!
Things that stick in our mind from Day One.

Dave telling Steve to pick up hot chocolate from Lowes for Alex, when Alex was actually asking for chalk for his chalk line. (It’s a wonder the house got built with Dave interpreting!)

Seeing the determination of Alex and Jose’s crew as we tossed pizza boxes on the roof since they wouldn’t climb down for a dinner break.

The guys finishing up by the head lights of R.P.’s truck.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Habitat Blitz - Construction Challenge

Soon-to-be homeowner Latoya Palmer (front left) and Deborah Way of Structures Building Company pile into a bathtub with (back, from left) Dave Hargis, R.P. Newton and Steven Kendrick, all of Structures, the general contractor for Palmer's home. To read more...

Monday, May 12, 2008

Incredible Partnership

Here is our incredible list of donors that made Latoya and Dekaliah's house possible!

84 Lumber, A&E Digital Printing, AGM, B&D Heating & Air, Best Buy Blinds, Carolina Tree Brokers, Bird Hardware, Brixx Pizza in Belle Hall, Cahill Contracting, Carolina Lanterns, Carpet Baggers Flooring, Carrabbas Italian Grille, Charleston Bagel, Charleston Closet, Coastal Dentistry, Compliments Tile and Ceramics, Contractor Nail and Tool, Craftsman Services II, Cupcake in Belle Hall, Custom Creations, Daniel Island Real Estate, Domino's Pizza, in Park West, Dunkin Doughnuts on Hwy 17, East Coast Plumbing & Gas, Ferguson Enterprises, First Citizens Bank, Glass Act Production, Hess Gas Station on Hwy 17, HD Supply, Heyward Townsend, ITC Millworks, James Hardi, Jersey Mikes on Coleman Blvd, KFC on Hwy 17 & 41, Lord and Evans, Lowcountry Stone Solutions, McAlisters Deli in Belle Hall, Mejia Brothers Construction, The Muhler Company, New Horizon Shutters, Port City Supply, Premier Lighting Supply, Sharon's Painting, Southern Foam & Coating, Subway at the Pantry on Hwy 17 & 41, Sullivan's Custom Cabinets, Tidelands Bank, Tree Marsh, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Avinger, Sue Boyer, Anna Genslar, Aly Greer, Melssa Griffin, Rod Groff, Austin Henne, Tony Hlavacek, Mr. and Mrs. Eric Johnston, Craig Jones, Tim Kallgren, Trey Kernaghan, Anne, Sophie and William Kendrick, Sara Koenig, Wynn Kopp, Mandy Newton, Mr. and Mrs. David Thompson, Rebecca Tuck, Alex Twigg and many more. . .