Beaches Habitat holds annual CEO Build event


Beaches Habitat for Humanity held its third annual CEO Build on Jan. 28. A team of Jacksonville’s top executives helped to build four homes in Haywood Estates II, a 12-home community near Mayport Road.

Twenty-four local leaders participated, including Brent Paris of Dubin Clark & Company Inc., Phil Porter of Subaru of Jacksonville, Dwight Cooper of Hueman People Solutions, George Godfrey of Super Home Services, Kristin McLauchlan of Legacy Trust Family Wealth, Dana Webb of LandSouth, Michael McNaughton of Sleiman Enterprises and John Bush of Tom Bush Family of Dealerships.

CEO Build provides business leaders an opportunity to work outside the office and help give back to the community. Each company is making a financial contribution, ranging from $2,500 to $10,000, to support the construction of homes for qualified local families in need of an affordable place to live.

Dubin Clark & Company, presenting sponsor of the CEO Build, is matching all donations up to $75,000. The proceeds from the event will fund Beaches Habitat’s next home construction project, a two-story single-family home to be built on Edgar Street in Atlantic Beach.

Mayor Ellen Glasser of Atlantic Beach joined the executives to kick off build day activities. Following opening remarks, participants helped to build two wheelchair ramps for residents with physical disabilities and finish interior painting, as well as various other tasks to help complete construction on the four homes.

“We are thrilled to partner with this dynamic group of local leaders for the CEO Build,” said Curtis Ford, president and CEO of Beaches Habitat. “Safe and affordable housing is a fundamental part of a healthy community and a healthy economy. Every sponsorship and helping hand have made it possible for our future homeowners to create a place to call home for themselves and their families.”

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Beaches Habitat for Humanity serves eastern Duval County, including the three Jacksonville Beaches communities.

The group works in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International toward a shared vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Beaches Habitat to build or improve a place they can call home.

Beaches Habitat also offers educational programs to promote academic achievement and excellence among homeowners and their families.

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