Alachua Habitat for Humanity’s ninth Santa Fe house ready for its foundation
Article via Jocelyn Peskin, Alachua Habitat for Humanity
Gainesville, Fla. – A new Alachua Habitat for Humanity house built by construction students and apprentices at Santa Fe College’s Charles R. Perry Construction Institute will be delivered to its destination site at 2207 SE 36 Terrace on Tuesday, April 23. The house is estimated to arrive at the site between 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
This is the second time local company Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is sponsoring a Habitat house built by Santa Fe students.
“CPPI is proud to partner with Alachua Habitat for Humanity and Santa Fe College on our second whole house sponsorship. The opportunity to provide an active learning project for local building construction students while providing an affordable, comfortable home for a local family to live and grow is invaluable,” said Brian Leslie, CPPI President.
The home is built at the college by students from the construction institute and offers them unique real-world experience that ultimately benefits the community. The house is built in two sections at the institute and then each section is transported to the site separately.
When construction is completed and the house is ready to move, each section is loaded by crane on to a trailer and then slowly transported to the home site. At the home site, a crane lifts each of the two sections off the trailer and places them on the home’s foundation. After the home is set, a front porch, back porch, driveway, landscaping, and any other needed finishing touches will be added by Alachua Habitat partners and volunteers.
Future homeowner Anjulique will be working alongside volunteers to complete the house, which is expected to be done in the fall. She will be moving in with her two children and will be closer to her job and their schools.
Alachua Habitat for Humanity
Founded in 1986, Alachua Habitat for Humanity is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. We envision a world where everyone has a decent place to live and we work towards that vision by bringing people together to build strength, stability, and independence through shelter. To accomplish these goals, we invite people of all backgrounds, races, and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need of affordable housing. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Alachua Habitat has built more than 140 homes in the local community. Habitat houses are sold to homeowner families at no profit and financed with affordable loans. For more information visit www.alachuahabitat.org.
Charles Perry Partners, Inc.
Ranked one of Engineering News-Record’s 2018 “Top Contractors,” Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of the Southeast’s largest privately held construction firms. Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI performs a wide range of design-build, construction management and general contracting services, including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction.
Since 1968, CPPI has completed work for many industries, but specializes in the healthcare, education, and commercial sectors. For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com, follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call 888-435-CPPI.