EDGEhomes Joins Habitat for Humanity on Home Builders Blitz 2018
Started in 2006, The Home Builders Blitz is a program developed by Habitat for Humanity International to encourage homebuilders throughout the world to join in on the work done by their local Habitat affiliates. Since its founding, more than 1,700 homes have been built, renovated, and repaired through the program and this month EDGEhomes joins in on the fun.
On August 20th, we’ll begin building two homes for two families alongside Habitat for Humanity of Utah Valley as part of their annual Home Builder Blitz 2018. After just six days of work, these two families will finally have their very own Utah home and we’re extremely honored to be a small part of their journey. But there’s definitely been a lot more behind the scenes work to get this project up and running.
For nearly two years the Castaneda and Guerra families have been working with Habitat for Humanity to get ready for their new homes. They’ve taken classes to learn about home ownership, maintenance, and have helped plan and customize their new homes. Both of the families also worked hard to become financially ready to take on the investment.
Along with the work of both families, there have also been others who’ve greatly contributed to the project. Nate Maughan, Vice President of Construction Operations at EDGEhomes, told the Daily Herald in a recent article:
“There are a lot of contributors who work behind the scenes to get everything ready for the build. They take care of finding the lot and getting all the proper permits. Dominion Energy and the city of Springville do a fantastic job as well. Getting power and utilities hooked up to a house is normally a very lengthy process, but they do a great job getting out there and doing inspections when they typically wouldn’t.”
When the opportunity came for us to participate in the Blitz Build, we jumped at the chance. We’re humbled to be part of a program that helps build strength, stability, and self-reliance for thousands of families in need of safe and affordable housing.
“It is always fun to see their faces as they walk into the home for the first time. You can just see the gratitude and appreciation in their faces and that’s really special,” Maughan told the Daily Herald. “I think the entire program they [Habitat for Humanity] have set up is amazing. It lets people get into a home they can call their own and really live the American dream. I appreciate the opportunity to give back to the community. That really is a core value we have here at EDGEhomes.”