Community Builders Group Helps Transform Communities
Apr 01, 2018 09:31AM
● By Clare Heekin Lynch
Spring is here! While the warm air is a nice escape from the dull winter months, it brings about the desire to get started on those projects you’ve been putting off, including home and building renovations. But what if you could have construction and cleanup help while assisting your community as well?
Local nonprofit Community Builders Group (CBG) takes care of residential and commercial construction and cleanup needs so that customers can start the season with a clean slate. They then reinvest the money they make into helping communities and individuals.
“Through Community Builders Group, we work to improve our community by taking properties in need of rehabilitation or repairs, restoring them, and utilizing them to assist other nonprofits or individuals in need,” explained the organization’s CFO Chris Lunn. “As a nonprofit construction company, the money we earn on our projects is reinvested in the community and enables us to serve more people and agencies in need.”
CBG, based in East Butler, PA, was started in 2010 to provide quality construction services at affordable rates to individuals, nonprofit organizations and businesses. CBG is a fully licensed and insured general contracting company with a staff of seven, including a superintendent. They provide services similar to other small construction companies, with added benefits.
CBG assists individuals in need of supported employment by awarding scholarships to those whose work benefits the human services sector. They have worked with organizations including the Veterans Administration and vo-tech schools.
“We look for veterans with construction backgrounds who may want a little help getting back on their feet. We train them, get them back to work, and help them to feel more secure in their lives,” said Lunn. “The purpose of CBG is to build and sustain strong communities where people of all backgrounds can achieve their full potentials.”
CBG often partners with the Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School to support economically distressed areas. “The first house we did with the Butler County Vo-Tech was in conjunction with the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Butler County,” said Lunn, adding that the house in Bruin, PA, was the first house built in the area since 1986. “We’ve done a total of four homes since then.”
CBG focuses on offering hope to economically disadvantaged populations. “We believe many people in need find it’s easier to get their lives back on track when they’re living in a safe area with comfortable furnishings,” Lunn explained. “Together with our partners, we bring diverse experience and comprehensive expertise to every community where we work.
“In the end, building and sustaining strong communities helps everyone within the community,” he added. “By redeveloping ruined buildings and providing needed housing and businesses, we make a collective impact to connect people of all economic backgrounds and give them the opportunity to thrive.”
How You Can Help
A fully insured and bonded organization, the Community Builders Group provides a variety of construction solutions to meet clients’ building and repair needs.
“Whether your project requires a major construction overhaul, or a wheelchair ramp or accessible bathroom, our professional crews will provide excellent workmanship and efficient project scheduling at competitive prices,” said Lunn. “By working with us, you’re not just hiring another general contractor–you’re helping better the community in which you live.”
To learn more, visit www.CommunityBuildersGroup.org or call 724-431-3660.