Archive for Community Involvement
At the beginning of November, in a partnership with SR Homes, Builders Floor Covering and Tile gave back to a local Atlanta shelter, Jesse’s House. A not for profit organization that offers emergency and long-term housing to at-risk girls from 7 to 17 years of age. The youth served at Jesse’s House have been removed from their home due to abuse, neglect, abandonment, and/or delinquency. Jesse’s House ensures these girls have a safe and caring place to call home until a permanent placement is found. Since inception in 1998, Jesse’s House has served 710 girls across the state of Georgia. In 2012, Jesse’s House served 46 girls from 15 different counties. Their mission is to provide safe and structure care in a nurturing environment in order to adequately prepare them for life. Read More→
Construction Resources has been awarded the HomeAid Atlanta Trade Partner of the Year award for the second time for our participation in HomeAid Atlanta’s charity projects. No other individual or company has been recognized twice for their outstanding generosity. This award was given at the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association Installations and Awards on January 10, 2013.
Construction Resources is proud to be a continuing source of support for charities, both national like Homes for Our Troops through our participation in the Counters for a Cause fundraising event, and local like HomeAid Atlanta’s goal of supporting the needs of the homeless in Atlanta. Recently, we helped HomeAid Atlanta completely renovate a kitchen at Fuqua Hall, one of the Atlanta Mission’s primary facilities. We have also completely re-carpeted a Decatur Cooperative Ministry transitional family home, plus replaced a special size vanity for this project. Read More→
This past Saturday, December 15, Construction Resources presidents and brothers Mitch and Sonny Hires represented the Artisan Group by presenting a check to the Homes for Our Troops charity from the donations and money raised during the nationwide fall Counters for a Cause sales events.
The check from the Artisan Group, totaling $27,155 (with the largest contribution from the Construction Resources family of companies at $7,793) was presented at the groundbreaking for the new Homes for our Troops project for Corporal Tony Mullis in Hawkinsville, Ga. Corporal Mullis was on his second deployment to Afghanistan when he lost both of his legs and suffered severe injuries to his right arm. He is still undergoing treatment and physical therapy at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and the special adaptations of his home from Homes for Our Troops will help him enjoy freedom of movement and independence. Read More→
Atlanta Kitchen was proud to make the Counters for a Cause national yard sale of Artisan Group a success – helping to raise $32,000 for Homes for Our Troops, a group that builds specially adapted homes for wounded veterans. By working together with fabricators all across the country, this event was made a stirring success for veterans.
Artisan Group Executive Director Chad Seiders presented the proceeds check to Homes for Our Troops representative and beneficiary marine Corporal Neil Frustaglio. Corporal Frustaglio was happy to accept the substantial donation, which will go directly to veterans, who need homes specially adapted to aid with their unique injuries. These adaptations are for both safety and mobility, to keep veterans out of wheelchairs and able to live life as they did before their sacrifice for their country.
Atlanta Kitchen and Construction Resources feel privileged to give back to soldiers that have given their blood, sweat and part of themselves to defend our rights and freedoms. This donation has been a great end to the “Counter Read More→
Do you love it when your shopping does some good, too? Well Oct. 14-16, Construction Resources is participating in Counters for a Cause, The Artisan Group’s annual fundraiser to benefit Homes for Our Troops.
Homes for Our Troops is committed to helping those who have selflessly served our country and have returned home with serious disabilities and injuries since September 11, 2001. It aims to honor to assist severely injured Servicemen and Servicewomen and their immediate families by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and to coordinate the process of building a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently. Homes are provided at not cost to the Veterans they serve. Read More→
Atlanta Kitchen recently contributed to beautifying Atlanta in well-trafficked areas. In conjunction with C.H. Briggs, Atlanta Kitchen fabricated and installed art made of DuPont Corian in a local MARTA station. The project was done as a part of “Light Up Atlanta Installation.”
The artwork, the Seed Bench at Peachtree Center, was designed by Kellen Minor.
“Corian is often thought of as simply a countertop surface,” said Mitch Hires, co-owner of Construction Resources. “The Light Up Atlanta installations show the true versatility of Corian as well as the talent of the Atlanta design community.” Read More→
Construction Resources knows that the key to success is support from the community. As Atlanta’s leading supplier of kitchen and bath supplies, the support over the years has obviously been tremendous. For this reason, the company is always looking for ways to give back to the community that has been responsible for its success. Recently, Construction Resources and Atlanta Kitchen donated services to the Inspiration House, which is part of the Cathedral Antiques Show & Tour of Homes.
Atlanta Kitchen provided several services for concrete slabs that were donated by J. Aaron Cast Stone. The slabs were used as concrete countertops in the Inspiration House kitchen, serving as one of the room’s focal points.
The house was one of four on display at the 40th annual Cathedral Antiques Show & Tour of Homes from the Episcopal Church Women of the Cathedral of Read More→
As an Atlanta-based company, Construction Resources understands that helping to improve the community is important. Everything that is done to benefit citizens also benefits the surrounding area. For this reason, Construction Resources recently donated new kitchen countertops, sinks and faucets to the Teaching Kitchen of the United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH).
The Decatur-based facility was built in the 1970s as a way to teach underprivileged children skills that would last them a lifetime. Since that time, the kitchen has fallen on hard times and is in dire need of repairs and renovations. There is currently a project underway to restore the facility to working order and to replace the aging cabinetry and appliances. Because of donations from Construction Resources and other metro-Atlanta companies, workers have begun construction on the kitchen. Once the project is complete, the facility will be run by volunteers and UMCH staff who will teach cooking skills to children 11 to 18.
Construction Resources is proud to help strengthen the community in which it works. Read More→
Construction Resources knows it’s not only good to be environmentally responsible, but socially responsible as well. That is why the company spends a lot of time giving back to the community through its relationship with HomeAid Atlanta.
The most recent project was just completed in Rockdale County. Atlanta Kitchen provided vanity tops for eight apartment units at Phoenix Pass, a project we worked on in conjunction with HomeAid Atlanta. Phoenix Pass just celebrated the grand opening of these single family apartments in Conyers which will provide help for temporarily homeless women and children. The apartments are designed to feel like home with a Read More→
HomeAid Atlanta recently held a dedication ceremony for their completed project at Tapestry Youth Ministries. HomeAid Atlanta is the non-profit organization of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and strives to provide transitional housing for Atlanta’s homeless population. The new duplex at Tapestry Youth Ministries will serve homeless mothers and their babies, providing them with both emotional support as well as a place to live while they get their lives back on track. It’s a remarkable project that serves an exceptional purpose, and Construction Resources is proud to have been a trade partner that helped complete the project.
Atlanta Kitchen, Inc., a subsidiary of Construction Resources, donated countertops and sinks to the duplex. To be specific, the company installed Staron and Corian solid surface countertops as well as stainless steel sinks with backplashes in all of the units. As one of over 50 trade partners for the project, Construction Resources was honored during the dedication ceremony. Read More→