Jul 29, 2014
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Last month Habitat for Humanity kicked off its nationwide, week-long building blitz in Jacksonville’s New Town neighborhood. In an effort to directly impact a local community, team members from LandSouth Construction, participated in HabiJax’s Builders Blitz.
“Our employees eagerly volunteered at the HabiJax event on multiple days. We truly understood the unique opportunity we had to change lives for the better,” said LandSouth President/CEO James Pyle.
LandSouth Construction, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based general contractor specializing in multifamily developments and senior housing completed three rehabilitation projects over a period of six days.
“We were proud to assist with making homeownership dreams a reality for many local community members,” noted Candice Aery, LandSouth project administrator.
More than 30-private home builders and subcontractors spent the week working alongside 1,500 volunteers putting up drywall, putting in central air and heat, installing new appliances, carpeting and landscaping.
Seventy-year-old Bessie Walker stayed with family for the next couple of days while her house was renovated inside and out.
“My house is the biggest house and the oldest house," Walker said. "My house is 98-years-old and a lot of the original wood is still there.”
Jacksonville's blitz build was a collaboration of HabiJax, the local builders association and its non-profit charity, Builders Care.
“It was an exciting week, especially for the families who had their homes improved,” said LandSouth project manager Jason Cromer. “We were happy to make a difference in helping revitalize the neighborhood.”
The Home Builders Blitz helps support the New Town Success Zone, which is a partnership of public and private organizations that are developing a continuum of services to help children and their families living in the New Town neighborhood achieve the goals of healthy development, academic success and well-being of the neighborhood’s children.
“I was honored to be a part of this revitalization effort in providing high quality renovation services for homes in desperate need of repair,” said LandSouth project estimator Tyler Edendfield.
Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, also known as HabiJax, was founded in 1988 and has become the largest non-profit affordable housing provider in Duval County.
“We are excited that this year’s Blitz benefited 50 families,” said HabiJax President and CEO Mary Kay O’Rourke. “We are thankful for contractors like LandSouth Construction. Their support and participation made a huge difference in the lives of these families.”
LandSouth Construction recently broke ground on apartments in Orlando and is currently building multifamily communities in Sanford and Oviedo, Fla. and Collegedale, Tenn. near Chattanooga as well as the new senior living campus in Bonita Springs, Fla.
For more information on LandSouth visit www.landsouth.com or call 904.273.6004.
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