Team members responsible for a make-over of the lobby and guest bathroom at the Santa Maria Hostel shelter in northwest Houston, gathered to celebrate the project's completion in November by dedicating the space. HomeAid Houston, a Greater Houston Builders Association charity worked with team members Dennis Haws, the project's Remodeler Captain and owner of All Star Construction and Leslie King with Greymark Construction to complete the renovation called Project Welcome Home. By Design Interiors donated the design work and acquisition of furnishings and accessories and the Women Contractors Association provided the underwriting of the project through their "Boots & Bling" fund raiser. One of the functions of the shelter is to provide housing for female veterans facing homelessness.
Also joining the construction team for the dedication was Parke Patterson, president of the HomeAid board; Peggy Fuller and Chelsea Morales with By Design Interiors; Mike Dishberger, president of the GHBA; Lianne Lami, president of the Women Contractors Association board; Kay Austin, Executive Director of Santa Maria Hostel; Barbara Page, CFO of Santa Maria Hostel; Santa Maria board members and HomeAid staff members Bette Moser, executive director, Lea Pipitone, director of marketing and special events and Judith Drummond, administrative assistant. Vendors and trades who donated materials and labor were also on-hand. They included Ferguson Enterprises, Inc, Marek Brothers Drywall, Tommy Phelps, and Raymond Smith. Other guests included HomeAid board members, GHBA staff members and Santa Maria staff members. A resident of the shelter shared stories of her past with guests and her road to recovery through the programs and support Santa Maria provides.
The HomeAid team enhanced the shelter's lobby with a new reception desk, flooring and paint, new furniture and accessories and window treatments. The guest bathroom was a complete renovation with a new toilet, sink, flooring and light fixtures.
Santa Maria is committed to providing services for women and their children in crisis. It is also the largest multi-site substance abuse treatment center serving both women and their children in the State of Texas.
Vendors and suppliers who were recognized included, Sherwin-Williams Paint Co., Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., Gulf & Basco, Interceramic Tile and Stone Gallery, Mainland Marble, Zodiac and Venetian Blinds and Floors.