Giving Back with Habitat for Humanity

It’s not every day that one is able to utilize their specialized skills and talents to give back to the community, but when the opportunity presents itself—you take it.

We believe that loyalty adds meaning to our lives, which is why our team recently spent the day with the Manatee County Habitat for Humanity, assisting with a new home build for a local veteran and his family.

We did everything from nailing two by fours to installing trusses (that’s right…even the office staff got their hands dirty).

In addition to lending a hand in the construction department, we make an on-going effort to donate all gently used materials from client remodels. “Just because a client wants new cabinets doesn’t necessarily mean their old ones are in bad shape,” said Gilbert Design Build President, Ernest Gilbert. “If any materials can be re-used, we make sure they get to the local ReStore.”

Whether donating money, goods or time, we believe in providing superior service to our community and those around us. The benefits to volunteering are not limited to the recipients, as our team definitely walked away with the feeling that we really made a difference.

One of the many memorable takeaways from this day of giving back was actually meeting Sgt. Juan C. Garcia, the recipient of the home, which is set to be complete in October. He and his family are the first of the Manatee County Habitat for Humanity’s new initiative, which is putting veterans in the spotlight.

Read more about Sgt. Juan C. Garcia’s story here and check out some photos from the day below.

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