Area Homebuilders To Break Ground on Charity House
San Antonio area homebuilders are giving back in a big way. For 2017, the Greater San Antonio Education Foundation (GSAEF) will invest over $60,000 in scholarships and grants to local students who are pursuing careers in the residential construction industry.
The 2017 GSAEF Charity Home will break ground on August 29, 2017 as part of a partnership between the Foundation and Armadillo Homes, one of San Antonio’s largest homebuilders. Proceeds from the sale of the house benefit local students in construction management programs at St. Philip’s College- Southwest Campus and the University of Texas at San Antonio, as part of an industry effort to invest in future generations of building professionals.
“The future of our industry depends on bringing young, skilled employees into the trades”, according to Wayne Moravits, 2017 President of the Greater San Antonio Builders Association. “These technical training programs lead to great careers and opportunities to grow”.
The annual Charity Home is made possible by donations of labor and materials from local construction affiliated businesses that are members of the Greater San Antonio Builders Association. The Association has partnered with area campuses to create student chapters of the National Association of Home Builders, which promote using skills learned in school for community service projects around the city. Additionally, these skilled students are recruited by local companies to strengthen the residential construction workforce.
“Armadillo Homes is proud to participate in this effort that supports local students”, said Armadillo Homes President Jeff Czar. 2017 marks the seventh year that Armadillo Homes will participate in the construction of the GSAEF Charity House.