David Weekley Homes Teams Up with Business Partners and Homeowners to Complete Renovation at Coburn Place
Indianapolis, IN (June 16, 2016): David Weekley Homes hosted a rebuild project benefiting Coburn Place Safe Haven, an organization that provides rent-free transitional housing and support services to victims of partners’ violence. More than 25 Weekley team members joined together with vendor and trade partners and homeowners to renovate several resident apartments and build a storage shed for the organization.
The renovations made at Coburn Place involved about $15,000 in materials and nearly 300 volunteer hours to renovate the kitchens with new cabinets, countertops and sinks. In addition, they also built a storage shed for the organization and a lemonade stand for the children to enjoy while they are at the facility.
“We are thrilled that David Weekley Homes, their team members and vendors were able to completely renovate 10 kitchens so that hundreds more families may be safe and reclaim their kitchen as a family gathering place filled with love,” said Julia Kathary, Excecutive Director at Coburn Place. “The difference these renovations will make will be evident for years to come as more families are able to leave their abusive situation and access the support services they need at Coburn Place to become self-sufficient.”
Vendor and trade partners that donated time, money and materials to work with the Weekley Team Members include Contract Lumber, 84 Lumber, Masterbrand Cabinets, Camristone, LD Mechanical, Delta Faucets, Stark Truss, ABC Supply, Landscape Designs of Indiana, Bestway Disposal, Stonegate Mortgage, Patriot Engineering and Environmental, Inc, Nest Real Estate, Rose & Walker Supply, T.A. Kaiser Heating and Air, PPG Paint, North Coast Roofing Supply, Forrer Construction, Brinmoore Interior Trim and Century 21 Diversified Realty.
Physically helping people who are in tough spots did as much for me as giving money to this needy organization. I know how appreciative the residents are at Coburn Place and the staff is ecstatic,” said Ed Freeman, Land Acquisition Manager with David Weekley Homes. “I am proud to be part of a company that truly lives by its motto of Building Dreams and Enhancing Lives.”
The project was an initiative of the company’s CARE program, which is a charitable and volunteer program that partners team members with homeowners, homebuyers and community partners with nonprofits to make a positive impact in the lives of everyone it touches and in all the communities it builds through its purpose, Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives. This is accomplished by company team members volunteering countless hours to different organizations in their communities and by The David Weekley Family Foundation donating more than $100 million to a variety of organizations through the U.S. and abroad over the past 20 years.
About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held home builder, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016. Headquartered in Houston, the company operates in 24 cities and 13 states across the United States. David Weekley Homes was the first builder in the United States to be awarded the Triple Crown of American Home Building, an honor which includes “America’s Best Builder,” “National Housing Quality Award” and “National Builder of the Year.” David Weekley Homes has also appeared 10 times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since 1976, the company has closed more than 80,000 homes. For more information, visit www.davidweekleyhomes.com.
David Weekley Homes team members pose by the newly constructed lemonade stand built as part of a renovation project for Coburn Place.