Local Contractors and Suppliers Put on Their Hard Hats for the Neil Kelly/Parr Lumber Home for Habitat Build
Local design/build firm teams up with other local contractors to help Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East build four homes from the ground up in only two weeks
May 12, 2014 (Portland, Ore.)— Neil Kelly Company, the Northwest’s largest residential remodeling firm, will join Parr Lumber and other local contractors and suppliers to donate labor and materials to help local families become proud Habitat owners. During the weeks of May 28 – June 13, Neil Kelly joins other local home builders to team up with Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East to build four homes from the ground up–in only two weeks! These homes will be built in partnership with the local, hardworking families during a nationwide event called Home Builders Blitz 2014.
“We wanted to incorporate some green design elements because it is kinder to the planet and can reduce a homeowner’s energy costs year round,” says Neil Kelly Project Manager Tony Butchart. “We customized this home for the needs of the family, as well as the long term health of the home. Moisture is the enemy of all structures and since a family of ten will soon be moving in, we’re installing a special heat recovery ventilator to handle the increased moisture load while bringing in a continuous supply of fresh air.”
The event culminates on Friday, June 13, at 12:00 p.m. when the four families will receive keys to their new homes at the Home Dedication Ceremony. The families purchasing these homes have already put in 500 hours of sweat equity and will make monthly house payments that include taxes, insurance, and principal on the 0%-interest Habitat mortgage.
“As a B Corp, our company looks for ways to create jobs and improve the quality of life for families in our communities,” states Tom Kelly, president. “Participating in a Habitat build is a great way to meet local hardworking families and to make a difference.”
About Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East
Habitat for Humanity Portland/ Metro East revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable
homes and empowers families through successful homeownership. Habitat is one of the only organizations in the Portland Metro area that offers homeownership opportunities to hardworking families making as little as $20,800 (for a family of four). Instead of being in a vulnerable and fragile economic position, Habitat families find themselves in a position of strength. Habitatportlandmetro.org
About Neil Kelly Company
Neil Kelly Company, the largest residential design-build remodeling firm in the Northwest, helps homeowners care for all aspects of their homes. Services include custom homes, award-winning design-build remodeling, energy upgrades and home repairs big and small.
Neil Kelly is proud to be a certified benefit company (B Corporation) and seeks to be a caring corporate citizen in everything that it does. With five Pacific Northwest locations in Portland, Lake Oswego, Eugene, Bend and Seattle, Neil Kelly is renowned for its innovative design and remodeling services, quality craftsmanship and sustainable building practices. Homeowners are invited to visit Neil Kelly design centers or attend free educational workshops. Visit www.neilkelly.com.