Home Builders Blitz will build house in 12 days

On Friday, July 18, Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County dedicated its 147th home to Tony McLemore, Latrese Thompson, and their two children. This is the 6th of 12 houses that Habitat Williamson will complete this year by partnering with local churches, civic groups, businesses, and the Tennessee

Housing Development Agency to provide hard-working, low-income Williamson and Maury County families with the opportunity to purchase their own homes with zero-interest mortgages.

The house will be completed in just 12 days by local homebuilders and contractors during the third annual Home Builders Blitz build.

The Home Builders Blitz’s future homeowners Tony McLemore and Latrese Thompson both work at the Target in Cool Springs. They have one son, Da’shon (5), and one daughter, Mariah (8), and look forward to stabilizing their family life with a permanent residence. They are counting down the days until they close on their new home.house_banner_tent

“Owning my own home will change everything because it will make me more responsible,” explains Tony. “I will become a better role model for my kids. It is a blessing from God, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

Habitat’s Home Builders Blitz is a partnership between Habitat affiliates and the building community to build and renovate homes across the United States, helping to fulfill Habitat’s vision of “a world where everyone has a decent place to live.” This type of build began in 2002 in Wake Forest, NC and since then has resulted in more than 1,000 safe, affordable homes across the country. Builders and Habitat affiliates work closely to organize all aspects of building, including securing subcontractors and suppliers, fundraising, and seeking donations of materials.

Habitat is pleased to announce the companies that supported the Home Builders Blitz this year:

  1. Alley-Cassetty Companies (foundation materials)
  2. American Heating and Cooling (HVAC)
  3. Apcom (water heater)
  4. Bowers Masonary (foundation labor)
  5. Brannan Backhoe and Concrete (footing labor)
  6. Cree Products (LED bulbs)
  7. Dow (insulation panels and energy saving components)
  8. Ferguson Enterprises (light fixtures)
  9. Flow Construction (drywall material and labor)
  10. GAF (roofing materials)
  11. Hunter Douglas (window blinds)
  12. Huskey Truss and Building Materials (siding, exterior doors and windows)
  13. Integrity Roofing Services (roofing labor)
  14. John Maher Builders (framing labor)
  15. The Jones Company (architectural services)
  16. Kenny Pipe and Supply (plumbing material)
  17. Lee Company (plumbing labor)
  18. Metro Carpets (carpet & vinyl flooring material and labor)
  19. Mike Ford Custom Builders (finish grading, seed, straw, and landscape package; several of their subcontractor base participates)
  20. Real Green Solutions (Energy Star inspections and certification)
  21. Rogers Group (stone and gravel)
  22. 31-W Insulation (insulation material and labor)
  23. Valspar (paint material)
  24. The Whirlpool Corporation (refrigerator and range)
  25. Wilsonart (laminate counter tops)
  26. Yale Locks and Hardware (exterior and interior lock sets)

John Maher Builders has partnered with Habitat Williamson for more than 10 years and has participated in the Home Builders Blitz since 2011. President John Maher explains what keeps their commitment strong.  “At John Maher Builders, we work hard to stay in tune with what homeowners are looking for. Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County certainly does a great job of that as well, by not only offering quality built homes, but homes that are in keeping with the aesthetics of the surrounding communities and trends in today’s new construction.  We are honored to have the opportunity to partner with Habitat for Humanity to help make homeownership possible for families who wouldn’t have that chance otherwise.”

dashonFor 20 years, Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County has partnered with local churches, businesses, foundations, and the public sector to provide 147 hard-working, low-income Williamson and Maury County families with the opportunity to purchase their own homes. Home construction and neighborhood development is funded through tax-deductible financial contributions and in-kind donations from high school students, local businesses, churches, civic organizations, and individuals, as well as through profits generated from the affiliate’s ReStore. These contributions, along with the labor of sponsor employees, church members, and other volunteers, enable Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County to build and sell homes to families who qualify.

For additional information or to get involved as a donor or volunteer, please contact Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County at 615-690-8090 or visitwww.habitatwilliamson.org.