Every year, the Greensboro Builders Association (“GBA”) Remodelers Council strives to complete a new community service project. A few of the past projects include Amy’s House with A Room at the Inn of the Triad, a Butterfly Kiosk at Price Park, a sunroom addition at Beacon Place, renovations of the UNC-G Bryan House, and many more. Council members choose projects that in some way improves the communities where we live, work and play.
For the past two years, the Remodelers Council has worked on a community service project at the McIver Center, a program for autistic children of variouis ages, designing and universal kitchen for those at the Center to learn life skills and help with social interaction.
The philosophy of the McIver Education Center is that all students can, should and must learn to their fullest potential. They create activities that enable students to obtain actual hands on experience. They also provide them with a sense of accomplishment and self worth.
This 3,000 square foot space was a room that was in poor condition and not a good use of space so Council members tore out the existing cabinets so they could start with a blank slate. This newly remodeled space includes new appliances, tile, cabinetry, countertops and flooring. Council members provided concept design, labor and materials. A dedication ceremony for the newly redesigned room was held in June, 2009.
This project could not have been completed without the contribution of various monetary donations including a sizeable donation by VF Corporation. Special thanks to all Council members and GBA members who made contributions to this project.
Builders MD was one of the participants in this year’s project at the McIver Education Center. They have also participated in previous projects including Amy’s House with A Room at the Inn of the Triad.