Archive | 2011

Paint and Finishes

Work on the house continues with paint and finishes.   Before Christmas, painting continued:     Cabinet installation in process Dave and Keith install kitchen cabinets. Keith is building some custom trim for the house.  This L-shaped assembly will be a cap for the short wall at the top of the stairs.  It’s constructed of pine […]

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Progress on Ethel and John’s house continues with finishes and fixtures.

Progress Update   Progress on Ethel and John’s house continues with finishes and fixtures.  Just before Thanksgiving we accomplished tasks like installing a new front door and completing railings for the porches New underlayment was added to the kitchen, hall and bathooms in preparation for new vinyl flooring.  The new vinyl wood plank flooring was […]

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Ground Breaking Progress

Progress Update Saturday November 12 marked our ceremonial ground-breaking at 88 Birch Ave.  In addition to our board members and work volunteers, we were joined by Father Tom Berardi of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  After our Board President and Family Partnership chairperson spoke, Father Berardi offered a blessing on the house and the family […]

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Six Flags Project 6 Work Day

Progress Update Under the full moon at 6am, the first truck rolled into the jobsite.  By 7:30, carpenters and their tools from Six Flags arrived to start work on the roof.  By 8:30, 58 Six Flags volunteers were on hand for a kick-off to Project Six.  Project Six is Six Flags’ corporate day of giving […]

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Transition from demo to re-build

Progress Update Beautiful weather greeted the crew working Saturday November 5.  Demolition of the front porch was completed.  Minor plumbing line relocation was done while walls were open.      Speaking of walls, Matt and Mark framed new walls for the basement stairs.  These will add safety (fall protection) as well as a sturdy place […]

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Back to an empty shell

Progress Update With 20 people on site Saturday morning, progress on John and Ethel’s house is accelerating. The remaining demolition was completed.  The back deck was removed and the yard clean-up continued.  The basement walls were removed and the space cleaned.  This will provide our homeowners with storage space as well as an exercise room.  […]

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Thank you to the Saratoga Builders Association

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren & Washington Counties thanks the Saratoga Builders Association for their generous donation after the 2011 Showcase of Homes.  Sponsored by the Adirondack Trust Company along with 60 other generous sponsors, this year represented the largest in showcase history with 19 homes on the tour. All the homes were […]

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A New Beginning!

The Board, committee members, and volunteers of Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren & Washington Counties are excited to be working on our 21st project house!   Our family John and Ethel are currently Lake George residents.  After many years of care giving for Ethel’s parents, they are thrilled at the prospect of moving […]

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Moving In!

In early April, Penny, Chris and Matt moved into their new home. Their smiles and tears let us know just how much this meant to them.  After the weather dried out in the spring, our board and committee volunteers returned to spread top soil and seed a new lawn.  The shed was moved to its […]

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Weeks 22,23 at 11 Medbury rd.

Sorry for the lapse in postings, but the progress has still continued at our latest build on Medbury Rd. The kitchen cabinets are installed and countertops will also be installed this week courtesy of Koeppel’s Kustom Kitchens Inc. of Albany. When countertops are in ,Just Service of Glens Falls will come in and install the […]

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