The Greater Houston Builders Association's Custom Builders Council (CBC), and HomeAid Houston were partners in a recent remodel project for Santa Maria Hostel, an agency that provides a supportive program for women struggling to rebuild their lives. Brandon Lynch with Keechi Creek Builders led members of the CBC and other volunteers in a complete remodel of Santa Maria's multi-purpose room where residents hold meetings and education classes, and where they also gather with family members to celebrate holidays and other special occasions. The entire project was a collaboration of donated labor, material and time by dozens of individuals and companies.
The dedication of the room was held on September 16th when appreciation awards were presented to the members of the project's team, volunteers and to the numerous donors who were instrumental in completing the renovations. The ceremony was opened by Ted Cummins, CBC board president. Meagan, a client from Santa Maria, was a guest speaker who shared her story of addiction and recent recovery and rehabilitation efforts through the Santa Maria program. Brandon Lynch, the builder captain for the project, expressed appreciation for the hard work and commitment by all of the volunteers. Lynch presented awards to the six underwriters: Bison, A Stock Building Supply Co., The Club at Falcon Point, Dal-Tile Corp., Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, Masco Cabinetry and Trendmaker Homes. Appreciation awards were also presented to the project's 14 vendors and nearly 30 volunteers.
Nadine Scamp, CEO of Santa Maria Hostel; Jennifer Taylor, president of HomeAid Houston and Toy Wood, CEO of the GHBA were also on-hand to thank all who participated.
Work involved demolition of components of the multi-media room including two existing bathrooms that had the original fixtures from 1965. The bathrooms received new tile floors, sinks, cabinets and tubs and toilets. The multi-media room was remodeled with new floor tiles and installation of new cabinets, countertops, new paint, new doors and energy-efficient windows.
"The CBC team," said Bette Moser, executive director of HomeAid Houston, "led by Brandon Lynch with Keechi Creek Builders, tackled this project with true gusto and commitment to provide a warm, uplifting place for the Santa Maria clients to enjoy as they work toward a better future. HomeAid and the Santa Maria staff and residents, cannot thank the CBC team enough for their generosity."