In May, the Home Builders Association of Lincoln (HBAL) broke ground on its 17th Habitat House located on West Hancock Court in northwest Lincoln. We held a wall raising ceremony on Saturday, June 8, where volunteers were able to meet Martha and her family, who were selected by Habitat as the beneficiary of the home. Habitat houses are modestly built using volunteer labor, efficient building methods and local materials. This along with the no-profit loans make it affordable for families like Martha’s to purchase a Habitat house.
The home took about six weeks to build, which means we had some amazing volunteers to make it happen.
- Committee Chairmen: Jim Christo (retired), Ben Carey (Build DCB, Inc.) and Sam Swartz (Build DCB, Inc.)
- Electrical Lead: Eric Hoke (Eric’s Electric, Inc.)
- Flooring/Countertop Lead: Kelly Krueger (Rainwood Interiors)
- Exteriors Lead: Lance Roach (Neemann & Sons, Inc.)
- Insulation Lead: Shawn Stranathan (Nebraska Building Products)
- Trim/Carpentry Lead: Roger Reynolds (Woods Bros. Realty)
- HVAC Lead: Tyler Hardesty (Wellmann Heating & Air)
- Plumbing Lead: Justin Kreifels (Action Plumbing)
- Lumber Materials/Windows/Framing Lead: Mark Aksamit (Window Option Specialists)
- Volunteer Coordinator: Tyler Reynolds (Woods Bros. Realty)
- Drywall Lead: Frank Hargitt (Franklin Drywall)
In-Kind Donors: 84 Lumber, ABC Supply, Action Plumbing, Heating & A/C, Al’s Johns, Bath & Kitchen Idea Center by Lincoln Winnelson, Build DCB, Inc., Campbells’ Kitchen Cabinets, Carrol Supply, Catalina Iron, Christensen Lumber, Christensen Building Components, City of Lincoln, Comfort Products Distributing, Cree, Custom Countertops, Eagle Nursery, Edward’s Stone, Eric’s Electric, Fast Mike’s, Foundation Building Materials, Franklin Drywall, Goetz Foundation Coating, Harrah’s Electric, HBAL, Charlie Horner, Infinity Excavating, KC Concrete Pumping, Ken Koch, LLC, Lincoln Concrete Specialists, Lincoln Glass, Inc., Loeck Designs, Mead Lumber, Metropolitan Hardwood Floors, Midwest Walls & Landscape, Inc., Millard Lumber Inc., Nebraska Building Products, Nebraska Sod, Neemann & Sons, Inc., Nest, Pioneer Overhead Door, Inc., Rainwood Interiors, Randy Trauernicht Framing, Raynor Doors of Nebraska, Reese Construction, Inc., Roof Depot, Schneider Electric/Square D, Stephens & Smith Construction Co., Structural Component Systems, Timberline Installations Inc., Valspar Corp., Wellmann Heating & Air, Whirlpool, Willet Construction, Inc., Remodeling Specialists, Window Option Specialists, WSM Industries, X-Foundations and Yale.
Volunteer Support: Adam Schreiber, AJ Fulbright, Alek Devall, Amber Cross, Amy Fries, Amy Jacobs, Andrea Wilkins, Andrew Evans, Ann Marie Pollard, Austin Hinz, Avery Johnson, Beccy Jensen, Becky Stewart, Becky Virgl, Ben Carey, Bethany Scheele, Blayde Foster, Bob Campbell, Bob Gabriel, Bob Irwin, Bobby Wolford, Brooke Wyatt, Cam Ryder, Carol Andersen, Chase Vollmer, Chelsea Anson, Chris Gruhn, Chris Nielson, Collin Hargitt, Conner Sullivan, Cory Hoff, Dan Loeck, Daniel Stoki, Darick Stewart, David Ackerman, David Linares, Denny Van Horn, Dylan Kreifels, Eric Hoke, Ernest Pettis, Franklin Hargitt, Gabriel Gossard, Garret Keys, Gigi Haase Sothan, Hayley Lane, Heather Hillhouse, Heidi Brandt, Heidi Cline, Henry Alvarez, Herb Reese, Ismael Mora Rodriguez, Jack Charrom, Jake Samuelson, Jake Werger, Jamie Bowers, Jamie Ramaekers, Janis Treijs, Jared O’Horo, Jarred Homer, Jarred Masters, Jason Boehn, Jason Johnson, Jeanne Eggerss, Jeff Damme, Jeff Eggers, Jennie Korth, Jeremy Bishoff, Jeremy Dunlap, Jim Christo, Jim Semick, Jo Lewis, Joan Lewis, Joel Cornejo, Jordan Brooks, Jordan Kreifels, Jose Fortoso, Josh Harrah, Josh Schwartz, Joshua Schwarten, Justin Devine, Justin Fullbright, Justin Kreifels, Justin Orem, Kaleb Grade, Kathy Ley, Katie Little, Kelli Fleek, Kelly Jones, Kelly Krueger, Ken Dunlap, Kent Krueger, Kent Mishleau, Kevin Burklund, Kevin Hanneman, Kim McKee, Kim Zwiener, Lance Roach, Landen Miller, Larry Gunn, Laure Husmann, Lazaro Leon, Lindsey Kirkendall, Lucas Post, Laure Husmann, Mach Zakaria, Mahir Ziga, Maria Scoboda, Mark Aksamit, Mark Pierson, Michaela Harrison, Mike Vestecka, Nate Journey, Nate Peterson, Nick Pattavina, Nikki Biesterfeld, Oleg Ketrar, Osea Linares, Randy Trauernicht, Robert Watson, Robert Williams, Roger Reynolds, Ronnie Cambell, Ryan Comeau, Ryan Conner, Sam Raun, Sam Rutherford, Sam Swartz, Sarah Smitta, Seth Kaylor, Shannon Butalla, Shari Lewis, Shawn Randall, Shawn Stranathan, Steve Carman, Steve Hennings, Steve Pollard, Susan Kirkpatrick, Taylor Wyatt, Tim Hugman, Tom Lewis, Tom Scharfen, Travis Gunderson, Trent Neemann, Tyler Gilfert, Tyler Hardesty, Tyler Reynolds, Tyson Otto, Victor Perez and Zach Bloebaum.
Donors: Bryant, Katt & Associates, HomeServices Title, West Gate Bank, Nebraska Housing Resource, Fred Hoppe, Laure Husmann and Michaela Harrison.
On Tuesday, July 30, the home was dedicated and Martha was presented with the keys to her new home by co-chair of the project, Jim Christo. She also received gifts from Lincoln Women of Today and the Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild. HBAL President Denny Van Horn also presented Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln with a $10,500 check from the Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation.
Martha and her family are very grateful. They will be moving into their new home soon.