A Ground-Breaking and A Floor!

On Saturday April 19, our formal ground-breaking ceremony was followed by a very successful work day on Maria’s house at 46 East Beacon St in Glens Falls.

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During the groundbreaking, a blessing was offered for the home, donors and partners were acknowledged and the shovel of dirt ceremony kicked off our 24th  build.  Adam and Brian Sipe were introduced as our construction supervisors for the build.

Thanks to a lot of hard work behind the scenes from our Construction Committee and Board of Directors, work began immediately after the ground-breaking.  31 volunteers contributed 198 hours on Saturday to kick off the project and keep us on schedule.  Window wells were installed.

IMG_2355The main beam was erected.

 

IMG_2396The floor joists were installed and the floor sheathed in weather-resistant plywood.

 

Special thanks to these partners:

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Lou Gallup & Gallup Concrete

Lou and his crew donated their time to form and pour the concrete foundation for Maria’s home.  Thank you!

 

PCD Construction – Pete & Ben Diedrich, our excavation contractor did a fantastic job in a tight space and working tight deadlines to finish before the groundbreaking.

Boise Cascade – This corporate materials partner donated the beams, joists, and plywood for the floor system.

Dimension Fabricators – Donated the steel used to reinforce the poured concrete foundation.

Tompkins and Fleming – Discounted survey services

Jointa Galusha – Discounted stone and concrete materials

John Thompson – Discounted architectural design services

County Waste – discounted waste removal

IBS – discounted portable rest room rental

 

We are looking forward to our Saturday April 26 work day as framing exterior and interior walls will be the focus.

Please complete the online volunteer surveyemail us, or call us (793-7484) to volunteer for this Saturday!

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