MaintenX International Kicks Off 2020 Habitat for Humanity Build

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MaintenX International, a leader in reactive and preventative facility maintenance, is putting their skills to use by volunteering their time to build a MaintenX sponsored home.

MaintenX believes in giving back - including by sponsoring their second Habitat for Humanity home in their headquarter state of Florida.

MaintenX team members help kick off the build of a Habitat for Humanity Home they're sponsoring in Florida.

In addition to monetarily sponsoring the home, MaintenX employees will volunteer at least 200 hours to help ensure the house is ready for the Ross family to move-in later this spring.

On a tree-lined street in sunny Pinellas County, Florida, MaintenX International celebrated the kick-off their second Habitat for Humanity home which will be presented to a deserving family later this year. In addition to monetarily sponsoring the home, MaintenX employees will volunteer at least 200 hours to help ensure the house is ready for the Ross family to move-in later this spring.

“Habitat for Humanity provides so much more than a physical space for families to live,” said Bill Schaphorst, MaintenX’s VP of Business Development. “A new house becomes a home where healing happens, families bond and special memories are made.”

MaintenX made the decision to step their involvement this year. In lieu of providing labor for work crews managed by Habitat for Humanity staff, MaintenX provided the necessary paperwork to work on the project as a subcontractor. This allows MaintenX skilled technicians to install plumbing, HVAC, and roofing. Schaphorst advised, “We wanted to do more and in the end, the team decided we wanted to take charge and build the entire house.”

Nearly a dozen MaintenX team members were onsite for the kick-off, including Derrick Barwick and Russell Leffers, General Contractors that will be leading the build on the construction side. Barwick is also in charge of the roofing on the home. Ismael Rios and Kevin Damron were at the celebration, as they prepare to take charge of Plumbing and HVAC, respectively, on this project.

This year, volunteers will all receive team shirts and catered lunches, as well as safety equipment provided by MaintenX, an expression of their unwavering commitment to safety. Combining the required 200 volunteer hours, with their participation as subcontractor for all the construction trades, MaintenX doubled down on their commitment to affordable housing and Habitat for Humanity.

This isn’t the first time MaintenX will don hard-hats and safety goggles in the name of changing lives. Last summer, MaintenX team members celebrated their hard work at the home dedication of a five-bed, two-bath Habitat for Humanity home. The home went from vision to reality thanks to the record-setting 1,000 volunteer hours provided by team MaintenX.

“After last year’s build, we knew we couldn’t wait to sponsor another Habitat for Humanity home,” said Schaphorst. “We met the Ross family when we announced our sponsorship this past December, and we’re thrilled to be able to make the dream of homeownership come true for Lawshawn and her three young children.”

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MaintenX International is a fully licensed, facilities repair company. As one of the largest national self-performing facility maintenance and repair companies in the U.S., MaintenX has created a wide network of knowledgeable and professional technicians throughout the country. With their team of well-trained technicians, MaintenX self-performs and manages facility maintenance for their clients. In the event there is not a MaintenX technician in an area, the company has established a network of preferred vendor partners throughout the country for continued superior service for their clients. For more than 40 years, MaintenX has been expertly serving multi-location retail stores, restaurant chains and Fortune 500 companies nationwide.

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