Bush Construction builds a home—and team spirit—with Habitat for Humanity

For the past three years, Bush Construction is proud to have helped Habitat for Humanity provide homes for local residents. On May 16, two-thirds of the company volunteered their time, effort and talents to construct the framework of a house for homeowner Evita during this annual volunteer event.

“Volunteering with Habitat allows us to contribute our talents and skills back to the community,” said Amy Simler, Administrative Services Manager at Bush Construction. “We also had the opportunity to meet the homeowner, which we don’t always get to do. Meeting her and seeing how happy she was spread a contagious feeling of excitement.”

 Approximately 20 Bush Construction employees helped frame the exterior walls of the first floor of the house. They also framed the basement walls and set the floor joists for the second floor. In just one day, the team was able to take the house from a concrete foundation to being ready for the second story to be built. Volunteers ranged from skilled carpenters to administrative professionals, with some employees bringing their families as well.

“One superintendent brought his kids, who already said they want to help again next year,” said Simler, “Everyone loved working together and being able to actively give back to our community. It was great for teambuilding.”

The Habitat for Humanity Home build is one of four annual events organized by Bush Construction in order to contribute to the community each quarter. The Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley Putt-A-Round this winter will be the next opportunity for Bush Construction to give back for a great cause.