Sales Professional Gordon Luedtke Builds Habitat Homes

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Recently former Whirlpool executive, Gordon Luedtke, raised his hammer and wore his tool belt to help Habitat for Humanity build homes for the needy.

It means a lot to me that I am able to help somebody in need. It is a chance to do a good deed, and I’ve seen neighborhoods that need good deeds

Gordon Luedtke, of Chicago, is an avid do-it-yourself sort of man, he enjoys completing construction projects for his family and friends. Recently, the former Whirlpool business executive donned the tool belt and yellow hat to help other volunteers build a Habitat for Humanity home.

“I’m no stranger to building and using my two hands to fix something,” said Gordon Luedtke. “I am a pretty handy guy and I think volunteering in an important organization like Habitat that really uses my skills, is terrific.”

Gordon Luedtke first began volunteering with the Habitat for Humanity organization about eight years ago. His first big project was to help hurricane Katrina survivors rebuild their devastated homes. Since then he has helped the local Chicago Habitat for Humanity branch on various projects.

Gordon Luedtke is a former key account manager at Whirlpool Corporation, he recently celebrated his 28th year in the business field. While working for the Whirlpool Corporation, Gordon Luedtke spent numerous hours volunteering at the local Habitat for Humanity branch. He and his fellow company employees shed their business suits and took to painting, hammering and drilling.

Since then, Gordon Luedtke continues to volunteer and is currently searching for a newer, more challenging business venture, he is confident that no matter where his next job takes him, he will continue to don the yellow safety helmet and volunteer with the organization.

“I’m glad to be part of a company that cares about doing something,” Gordon Luedtke said. “It means a lot to me that I am able to help somebody in need. It is a chance to do a good deed, and I’ve seen neighborhoods that need good deeds. I hope we can get more people to volunteer after they see our results.”

More About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with families to provide safe, affordable shelter. It is a nonprofit that was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent place to live. Nearly 2 billion people around the world live in slum housing and over 100 million are homeless. Habitat for Humanity is needed to help eliminate poverty by providing simple, decent shelter to those in need.

More About Gordon Luedtke
Gordon Luedtke, a native Chicago resident, is a former Whirlpool key account manager. Gordon Luedtke graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Northern Illinois University. Gordon Luedtke is a results driven sales professional who is highly skilled at increasing revenue for organizations. Gordon Luedtke possesses extensive sales experience in the appliance and electronics industry. Gordon Luedtke is currently searching for a new dynamic, challenging career in the business arena.

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