David Weekley Homes Teams Up with Volunteers for Renovation Project at Tommy Smith Elementary
Panama City, FL (July 18, 2016): David Weekley Homes hosted a rebuild project through the Bay Education Foundation benefitting Tommy Smith Elementary, a Title I school for more than 500 pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students in Panama City. Weekley team members joined together with volunteers, including vendors and school staff, to renovate the reception area, teacher’s lounge and outdoor spaces. The project involved about $1,000 in materials and labor, along with nearly 50 volunteer hours to complete these renovations.
Vendor and trade partners that donated time, money and materials to work with Weekley Team Members include Intercontinental Painting Company, Sherwin-Williams and The Home Depot® in Panama City Beach.
“Thank you for all your help with the beautification and facelift of our school,” said Sandie Blaich, a teacher at Tommy Smith Elementary. “What a blessing you are to our school.” 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 nine 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 in the newly renovated reception area at Tommy Smith Elementary.