The Builder’s Blitz
What do you call a theme build that brings together construction professionals from across the city to help build a home in partnership with Atlanta Habitat and a working family? The Builder’s Blitz!
This year’s Builder’s Blitz construction volunteers recently completed a home on Baywood Drive in Southeast Atlanta, the third with Atlanta Habitat since it began here in 2015. The first Builder’s Blitz took place in 2006 when Raleigh, North Carolina custom homebuilder Tom Gipson partnered with 12 other homebuilders to build 12 homes in five days. Since then, the Builder’s Blitz has partnered with U.S. affiliates to build, repair or renovate more than 1,700 homes across the county and raise money for local organizations.
Atlanta Habitat’s 2017 Builder’s Blitz–led by House Leader Irene Kagika–engaged more than 320 construction-industry volunteers from Baker Paint & Contracting, Choate Construction Company, Cooper Carry, Cousins Properties Incorporated, DPR Construction, Holder Construction, HouseJerk Real Estate Association LLC., Inglett & Stubbs LLC, McKenney's, Inc., Reliance Worldwide Corporation, Structor Group, Inc., and VCC, LLC to build a home with new homebuyer LaKreesha Woods from May to July 2017. Not only do the home builders provide the labor, they also supply the funding.