Published On: Mon, Apr 16th, 2018

Two South Florida Powerhouse Commercial Construction Leaders “Speed” Blitz Build Two Homes For South Palm Beach County Habitat Partner Families

Rene’ Cuello, Riley Dynan, RCC Associates Vice President of Operations Robyn Raphael-Dynan, Brody Dynan, HFHSPBC homeowners Saradjine Pierre with Mother Augustine Augustin and Ron Hollander at home dedication during which Pierre presented framed art that she created of their new home as a thank you to the RCC Associates Home Builder Blitz build leadership.

Current Builders and RCC Associates Donated More Than $150,000 Each InFunding, Materials and Professional Construction Team Hours for Complete Home Builds:One Built in One Week, Another Completed in One Month

 

Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County’s (HFHSPBC) Home Builders Blitz, two leading South Florida commercial General Contractors and their professional teams “fast track” built, donated and dedicated two homes in Boynton Beach to hard-working, low income Habitat Partner Families.  Representing more than a $300,000 total commitment in funding, materials and professional labor, Current Builders (CB) and RCC Associates (RCC) each built a new home, from the foundations to walls to roofs, and then outfitted each with flooring, plumbing, air-conditioning, painting and kitchen and bathroom cabinetr

Current Builders and Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County leadership with new homeowners, the Fuller-Bristol Habitat Partner Family.

Current Builders (www.currentbuilders.com) has blitz built three Habitat homes delivered a 3-bedroom, 2-bath home for the Fuller-Bristol family within just one week. RCC Associates (www.rccassociates.com) completed its third Habitat blitz build home within one month, a 3-bedroom, 2-bath home for HFHSPBC’s first mother/daughter co-homeowners Augustine Augustin and Saradjine Pierre.

 

One mother/daughter team “lifting up” another mother/daughter team, the new co-owners of the RCC Associates blitz build home. Sharing in the home dedication celebration, (from left), HFHSPBC Chief Development Officer Kari Oeltjen, HFHSPBC CEO Randy Nobles are joined by RCC Associates President and CEO Beverly Raphael, granddaughter Riley Dynan, grandson Brody Dynan and daughter RCC Associates​ Vice President of Operations Robyn Raphael-Dynan

The HFHSPBC Home Builders Blitz annually brings together professional commercial and residential powerhouse builders for one shared purpose – to build safe and affordable housing for families in need of a decent place to call home. It’s part of a national Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build tradition that began in 2002 when Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, North Carolina partnered with a local homebuilder to build 12 Habitat homes in five days.

In appreciation, Jordanson Fuller-Bristol presents Current Builders President Michael C. Taylor​ with framed original artwork he created of the Habitat home Current Builders blitz built for his family.

Professional general contractors and commercial builders get to use their skills and industry relationships to exponentially grow Habitat’s work and maximize its efforts in South Palm Beach County. By also providing significant funding and materials, it allows Habitat to serve even more Habitat Partner Families in the affiliate’s communities of Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach.

“Partnering with Habitat is an excellent way to achieve corporate social responsibility goals while making a lasting impact,” noted HFHSPBC Chief Development Officer Kari Oeltjen. “Our South Palm Beach County affiliate offers a variety of opportunities for giving in which employers, employees, colleagues and clients can bond while participating together in helping to build safe, affordable homes while strengthening whole communities. We look forward to increasing our Home Builders Blitz each year.”

Jeff Fengler, HFHSPBC director of construction, added that “Habitat and our homeowners aren’t the only ones who benefit from our local Home Builders Blitz.  Through the Home Builders Blitzes, commercial and residential construction leaders strengthen ties to their community by engaging their subcontractors and vendors who share their company’s values.”

“Habitat homeowners pay an affordable mortgage, and due to the commitment and generosity of home blitz builders like Current Builders and RCC Associates are able to break each family’s generational poverty cycle,” noted HFHSPBC CEO Randy Nobles.

Current Builders “In It” to “Win/Win It” Again on Third Home Builders Blitz


“We are honored that Current Builders is able to give back to the community in such an important way,” said Scott Remer, vice president of operations at Current Builders, an award-winning general contractor, established in 1972, with average annual revenues of $150 million.  “It was a joyful experience to meet the Fuller-Bristol family and then see how excited they are about their new home. This blitz project makes our entire team feel good, and we are thankful to all of our subcontractors who also donated their time and resources, to make the Fuller-Bristol family’s dream come true.”

To date, Current Builders, licensed in Florida, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi and Georgia, has successfully built over 40,000 multi-family units, 15 million square feet of office/industrial space and 250,000 square feet of retail. From senior living to student living, village halls and community centers to luxury auto vaults, the Current Builders project portfolio features all building types with 85% of its projects commissioned by existing clients. Over a decade ago, the Current Builders Foundation was established to support the South Florida community

Women-owned RCC Associates Delivers Home Builders Blitz for HFHSPBC’s First Mother/Daughter Co-owners

Robyn Raphael-Dynan, a HFHSPBC board member and vice president of operations at RCC Associates — a widely respected women-owned national General Contractor headquartered in South Florida for over 45 years — noted that RCC is proud to be the presenting sponsor of its third home blitz build.

“It is exhilarating for us to ‘speed build’ a complete home with our fellow community-minded subcontractors and vendors in such a short time, a process that traditionally takes nearly a year to complete for Habitat Partner Families,” noted Raphael-Dynan. “We know that due to our collective underwriting, in-kind donations and onsite construction, Augustine Augustin and Saradjine Pierre are now able to build the strength, stability and independence they need to create a better life for themselves and future family generations.”

RCC Associates boasts a diverse portfolio of national and regional brand restaurants, retail stores, banks, fitness centers, hotel renovations, theaters, entertainment venues and other commercial projects. Repeatedly recognized as the top Women-owned Business in South Florida, the general contracting firm has built its business on a solid foundation of repeat clientele and referrals, based on a reputation for delivering impeccable quality, superior customer service and on-time performance. Some of the most recognizable names in restaurants and retail have selected RCC Associates as their General Contractor across the United States, from Hawaii to Puerto Rico.

For more information on HFHSPBC, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, its Home Builder Blitz and home sponsorship opportunities, contact Kari Oeltjen, HFHSPBC Chief Development Officer at koeltjen@hfhboca.org or (561) 819-6070.

 

 

 

 

 

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