David Weekley Teams Up with Business Partners to Complete Project at Issachar Center
Denver, CO (July 11, 2016): David Weekley Homes hosted a build project benefiting Issachar Center for Urban Leadership, an organization that equips young adults from low-income, urban communities with tutoring, coaching and a scholarship for up to four years of education. David Weekley team members joined together with vendors to install an exterior door that connects to an outdoor patio.
“For years we have been dreaming of a door to connect our community space with our courtyard to facilitate easy use of the courtyard for events, study, and gatherings,” said Scott Lundeen, Issachar Center Alum and Director with Issachar Center for Urban Leadership. “David Weekley Homes made this dream a reality by collaborating with a number of trades people who volunteered their time and materials to turn a thick brick wall into a community doorway. This project is also part of a larger collaborative exterior renovation bringing together a number of community organizations and individuals.” Vendors that donated time, money or materials to work with the Weekley team nembers include Brookline Builders, Garza & Sons Masonry, Performance Plumbing, IRG, Jordan Construction, Durango Concrete, Quality Maintenance Service/Vincent, Front Range Window and Door, Direct Lumber and Door, Rio Grande Hardware, Livewire Electric, Horizon Drywall and Fuhrman Engineering.
“We had the privilege of coming alongside Issachar Center for Urban Leadership for our CARE project during build month in Denver. By opening up an exterior wall and installing a door the great folks at Issachar now have access to a patio area that previously was unusable,” said Matt Thomas, Sales Consultant with David Weekley Homes. “With young urban leaders going through a four-year mentorship program, and local city leaders gathering each week to partner for the common good of Denver, this patio will serve to enrich the important community events already happening at the Issachar Community Center. I’m thankful that David Weekley Homes cares about investing in our community, and empowering our great city’s young leaders to step into the fullness of who they are meant to be.”
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 22 cities and 12 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 ten 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.