Miracle which is Habitat for Humanity

Friday, June 10, 2016

The Miracle which is Habitat for Humanity


This week we’re in Raleigh NC for the Habitat for Humanity of Wake's (H4H) Builder Blitz, which will produce 250 homes in one week across the nation. This is undoubtedly one of the most daunting tasks that I have witnessed in the building industry. The coordination can only be described as “Controlled Chaos”. Having multiple subcontractors along with dozens of volunteers on the job site is not an easy situation for any Superintendent. Building an entire house in 25 hours is impressive, building several at one time in a few days is an outright miracle. Our hats are off to those that participate, stimulate, and manage these Blitz’s. These efforts are essential in providing decent affordable housing for those that would normally not qualify to become a home owner.

Habitat for Humanity has been in existence since the 1960’s and has grown in notoriety by the actions of President Jimmy Carter. Currently H4H is the 16th largest builder in the US and has over 1300 affiliates from coast to coast.

H4H not only builders affordable housing but, has a growing chain of resell stores and a reuse group that strips cabinets and such from homes going through the remodeling phase.

We were privileged to meet with a well-coordinated group which oversee the complete build of each and every one of these homes being built. The in-house person Shanna Newell, has been key in the implementation of the SimpleBuild  system and works with a dedicated field team Doug DeWitt /Chief Construction Officer (Button Up) and Brad McHugh / Director of Construction (T-shirt). I will explain the notation in our next blog…..

Clay has been working diligently in accommodating the intricate and unique fashion of Habitats needs both in the field with their unique fashion of scheduling, along with their warehouse requirements. Much has been learned from our visit and I look forward to going back to finish up on implementation and On-site training which we now provide.




Habitat for Humanity is our responsibility we do those work which is not important for our life but we do those things which is important for others. This is called humanity. Try to help others how much you can for them.

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