We are most grateful to these businesses for their generous support. Each organization included on this list has contributed a minimum of $500 of value through a gift of services, supplies, a direct financial contribution and very often all three. We urge individuals who support our work to consider patronizing the organizations that are helping to provide more affordable housing for our community. To learn more about what our sponsors have done to support us, please click on the link below.
Super Friendly Service! - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,Monday to Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Closed Sundays and holidays.
24 Hr Access All locations are tractor trailer or large moving truck accessible All building have a moisture barrier under a 4" cement floor All buildings have insulated roofs which prevents condensation moisture.
DO YOU NEED STORAGE ? A SAFE PLACE SELF STORAGE will give you your first month free on a two month or longer rental. How do you get this great deal? just call Andy 802-362-5511 and say you need storage and you help support Habitat for Humanity! You must be a new tenant, and can not combine this offer with any other discount offer. You will be eligible for an additional $10 to $50 discount depending upon the size of the space you rent.
When you call 362-5511 & say " I help support Habitiat for Humanity," and rent any size space from A SAFE PLACE self storage Andy will donate $10 to $25 (depending upon the size of the unit) to Habitat for Humanity!
Manchester: From Manchester, take Route 11/30 to Richville Road. Follow Richville Road south and go one house past Old Airport Road. Turn left onto Clyde Way and follow the gravel road to the end.
275 Tennis Way, East Dorset: Take Route 7A north 3 miles, past the Chanticleer Restaurant. Turn right onto Tennis Way. Follow Tennis Way around until you pass the old brown UPS building.
A Safe Place has hosted our auctions, starting in July 2007. We are most grateful to Andy Tarantino for his strong support of Habitat's mission in our work in Bennington County.
Andy, left, is pictured with Clarke Comollo during the July 2008 auction.
Please call ahead: 802-362-5511
A Safe Place
Atlantic Painting is a private painting company that prepares and paints interior/exterior commercial/residential structures in the Manchester and the Mountains area.
Atlantic Painting Company
P.O. Box 1991
Manchester, VT 05255
Badger and Associates is a multi-faceted, small architectural firm combining expertise in historic preservation with general and residential architecture. Providing a broad range of architectural services, it serves both private and public clients with services ranging from initial planning through design and construction documents to construction administration.
Our mission is to help each client with their particular project and as such, our job begins as listening. We strive to understand our client's wishes, wants and needs and to provide appropriate architectural solutions. The process is a creative experience and we strive to keep it both fun and exciting. Badger and Associates, Inc. has completed projects from Virginia to the Canadian border, with emphasis on Manchester, Dorset and the southern Vermont area. The firm is committed to personal service and close client involvement.
Bill has been serving on the Habitat design committee for the homes that are being built on Jennifer Lane in Manchester. This committee worked hard to develop plans for the development so that the homes would meet the needs of Habitat homeowners, fit within Habitat's size constraints and budget, while looking aesthetically appealing.
It is a challenging step for architects who are used to designing high end homes for people with large budgets to design homes that work for Habitat. Such work constitutes a tremendous contribution to the community and is greatly appreciated.
Badger and Associates, Inc.
12 Baker Farm Road
P.O. Box 1227
Manchester Center, Vermont 05255
The Bank of Bennington was originally chartered as Bennington Co-operative Savings and Loan Association on May 14, 1917. The mission is to provide excellent service to area residents and includes commercial banking services for the small to medium-sized businesses located in our marketplace. We originate a large share of the home mortgage loans made in Bennington and Rensselaer Counties. We have introduced additional financial services, including Internet-based banking and investment sales and service.
Brenna Warren, Financial Planner for the Bank of Bennington, and Jim Brown, were instrumental in helping us file for a grant for Jennifer Lane from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston. Grants for affordable housing are made available from the FHLBB through member banks to non-profit organizations.
Brenna Warren also serves as a member of our Finance Committee. This committee meets monthly and prepares and monitors our operating budget.
Berkshire Bank’s regional headquarters is located at 4928 Main Street Manchester Center, Vermont, where it also maintains a branch office. Other branches in the region are located in Arlington, Dorset, Ludlow, and Rutland. Berkshire Hills Bancorp is a regional financial services company with assets of $2.5 billion. Headquartered in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, it is the parent of Berkshire Bank – America’s Most Exciting Bank (sm). Through its subsidiaries, Berkshire provides business and consumer banking, insurance, and wealth management services through 48 banking and insurance offices in Western Massachusetts, Northeastern New York, and Southern Vermont.
Berkshire Bank contributes to the health, wealth and vitality of our communities with personal and business banking, competitive mortgage rates, trust and investment advisers and friendly hometown service. Visit Berkshire Bank on line at www.berkshirebank.com.
In November 2012, Niki Scribner, Regional Manager for Berkshire Bank in Vermont, presented David Nichols, Chair of the BAHfH Resource Development Committee, with a check for $2,000 from the Berkshire Bank Foundation. Left to right, David Nichols, Niki Scribner, and Dick Malley.
They are standing in front of the home that is being built for and with Brenda and Roy Cooper and their family on Jennifer Lane in Manchester. The house was started in August, 2012. In addition to helping financially, volunteers from the Berkshire Bank help build. On November 14, 2012, a team of 4 helped insulate the interior walls.
We are most appreciative of the strong interest that the Berkshire Bank has demonstrated throughout the years. It is a wonderful partnership.
In 2010, the Berkshire Bank joined with other area financial institutions in supporting our affiliate's goal of building two homes in the Bennington area and in purchasing and developing land
in Manchester for future Habitat homes. A total of $18,000 was raised! We are most grateful to the bank for their continued and very generous support! Jim Keyes, Commercial Regional Executive, and Shawn Davis, Commercial Lender, joined with others on July 29, 2010 for tour of the Silver Street home and a group photo. Shawn and Jim are the first and third (left to right) in the back row of the photo.
Photo on left was taken on June 16, 2007. We greatly appreciate the continued support of Factory Point Bank and now, Berkshire Bank employees. In addition, the Greater Berkshire Foundation, made a generous contribution that we used to build the home in West Rupert.
"We support BAHfH because, we are committed to investing in the communities in which we serve. We take pride in helping our neighbors, and understand that community strength ultimately makes for a stronger company. "
In the spring of 2008, the Berkshire Bank found a most creative way to support Habitat. They donated funds sufficient for the purchase of building supplies for two sheds.
As a part of their service learning requirement, students at Burr and Burton built a shed that was assembled at the West Rupert home on June 7, 2008. The shed give the Morey family badly needed storage space. In addition to helping a Habitat family, the students learned basic building skills from their teacher, Cliff Hay.
Sudents at the Career Development Center of Bennington also built a shed for Habitat. Jim Glibert, their teacher, wanted his students to learn how to build a house and building this shed was a great first step.
The students transported the shed to r.k. Miles in Manchester where it was displayed until it was sold. Habitat used the proceeds to buy building supplies.
In speaking about the shed projects, Peter Lafayette, the Berkshire Bank Foundation’s Executive Director stated, “This project is an innovative way of both helping a local non-profit agency and teaching young people the value of giving back to the community. We are excited to be involved in this project that has the involvement of several groups, and includes a positive hands-on experience.”
In the fall of 2008, the Berkshire Bank, responded to the financial crisis by asking customers and employees to indicate which area organizations should receive financial support in meeting urgent needs in food, fuel, and housing. Habitat is very grateful to Berkshire Bank employees and customers to be one of several area organizations to receive support. We will use this gift to purchase building materials for the home we will start in the spring of 2008.
Peter Lafayette, Executive Director, Berkshire Bank Foundation, presented Dick Malley with a check in support of Habitat's build.
Berkshire Bank makes grant - We were very happy to receive a grant from the Berkshire Bank Foundation to help with the cost of installing the infrastructure and supplies for Jennifer Lane. In making the grant, Peter Lafayette wrote, "Community development and affordable housing are two of our funding priorities. I am pleased to inform you that our foundation will provide a grant of $3,000 for this work. I wish you success with your subdivision project and are pleased to be a partner." November, 2011.
A group from the Berkshire Bank helped clear the site and built a shed for the Williams home in June of 2012. Despite some rain, they had fun and did a great job! We are most grateful to them for their help and commitment to the community in which they live and work.
Berkshire Bank locations in Bennington County
3816 Route 7A - 375-6535
23 Church Street- 867-2234
3450 Richville Road - 362-4960
4928 Main Street - 549-5250
Bistro Henry is a Mediterranean-style restaurant in Manchester - that offers classic and contemporary bistro and trattoria favorites along with fresh seafood, creative pastas and vegetarian offerings. Bistro Henry is closed Mondays, and reservations are recommended.
Starting with Mother's Day in 2007, Bistro Henry has served a special Mother's Day Brunch. For four years, $10 from every meal served has been contributed to support Habitat's efforts in the local area. The menu includes a three course brunch with many delicious choices. We are most grateful to Henry and Dina Bronson for their continued and very generous support and to all the families that have honored their mothers and helped us!
On Sunday, May 12, 2013, Henry and Dina Bronson treated Shannon and Lori Gordon to an extraordinary Mother's Day brunch. We are most appreciative of their strong interest in Habitat and their on going support.
On Sunday, May 13, 2012, Dina and Henry Bronson hosted Michelle, Randy, Aiden, and Gracie Lewis and their Family Support Partners, Loretta and Stan Reisman to a special Mother's Day Brunch. A portion of the proceeds for all meals served on Mother's Day were donated to Habitat to help pay for building supplies for the next home.
Photo - Left - Tina and Jeff Reed, members of their family, Jan Cunningham, Family Support Partner and hosts, Dina and Henry Bronson.
Photo - right - Owners Henry and Dina Bronson are shown with Kelli and George Lewis, their guests and the family partners for the home Habitat started on April 28, 2007 in Rupert. Henry and Dina have bought their maple syrup for the last 15 years from the Lewis farm.
“Building affordable housing is of tremendous importance to everyone in our area. Habitat does it one house, one family, and one mother at a time. The community pitches in. That’s what we do, too.”
Henry and Dina Bronson - far left and far right - back row - treated Patrick and Jen Siegrist and their three daughters, Rebecca, Taylor, and Mariah to a great Mother's Day brunch, May 10, 2009. They had a great time. Ten dollars from every brunch served will be contributed to Habitat and will be used to purchase building supplies for the Siegrist home.
Brown Enterprises, Inc. is a family owned business in operation for over two decades; we take pride in our products! BrownEnterprises,Inc.carries the best outdoor power equipment available on the market. Our Rental Department has everything for homeowners and contractors; from wallpaper steamer to 80 foot personnel lifts, even tables and chairs for your event.
Our showroom is stocked with Stihl and Husqvarna chainsaws, trimmers, parts and accessories; Exmark, Simplicity,and Husqvarna commercial and homeowner riding and push mowers and snowblowers.You will find an array of snowmobiles & by Arctic Cat along with parts and accessories. Helmets by ArcticCat,and HJC.Portable and standby generators by Briggs & Stratton, Winco , and Generac. Outside the showroom you will see tractors by Massey Ferguson and open and enclosed trailers by PJ,SnoPro,Triton and Mission.
We consider customer service to be our primary focus! Our highly trained rental,sales and service staff is here Monday through Saturday 7am to 5pm to provide quality service and ensure customer satisfaction.Our skilled service department is always eager to answer any questions and assist in resolving problems. We offer a full service repair shop, and we can handle everything from trimmers to commercial tractors . An initial analys will determine the feasibility as well as the most cost effective approach to your repair.
We are pleased that Brown Enterprises works with us, enabling us to work more safely and faster. Through working with us, Brown Enterprises is making a most positive contribution to the community.
Visit one of our two great locations!
50 Smith Haven Lane
South Londonderry, VT 05155
3697 Richville Road
Manchester Center, VT 05255
The official description is “the collection, transfer, processing and disposal of non-hazardous waste” but, simply put, we make go away what people don’t want around. That’s where the simplicity ends. With the advent of recycling, the growing awareness of the health effects of un-managed disposal and transfer sites; collecting, moving, sorting and safely disposing of our waste has become an often complex business.
Casella Waste Management has helped us over the years by providing dumpsters at our work sites and also at the auctions in 2007 and 2008. We are most grateful to the management of Casella for their generous support.
Casella Waste Systems
25 Greens Hill Lane
Rutland, VT 05701
Toll Free: (800) CASELLA
Telephone: (802) 775-0325
Fax: (802) 775-6198
Casey Building & Contracting Services LLC
Casey Building & Contracting Services LLC in Dorset, VT is a private company categorized under Residential Construction, It was established in 2009 and incorporated in Vermont.
Due to the generosity of Silas Casey, Habitat made up some time in their race with winter in the fall of 2011. Title issues delayed the start of Habitat’s first home on Jennifer Lane and put the affiliate seriously behind schedule. Silas Casey and his crew took matters into their own hands. They spent a full week working on the home as volunteers. They framed the first and second floor of the home and, with the help of CPI (needs to be spelled out), they put up the roof trusses.
Project manager, Larry Kolloff, couldn't say enough about the tremendous job that Silas and his men did. “Thanks to their fine work, we have an excellent shot at being closed in so that volunteers can work throughout the winter months. As a result, Habitat expects the home will be completed by the early spring 2012. This would not have been possible had it not been for Silas Casey and his team!”
1215 Route 30
Dorset, VT 05251-9652
Phone: (802) 362-0678
In 1828, Citizens Financial Group got its start as a small community bank called the High Street Bank in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1871, the directors of High Street Bank established Citizens Savings Bank. Today, Citizens Financial Group has $155 billion in assets, making it the 8th largest commercial bank holding company in the United States. Owned by RBS, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, Citizens now has branches in 13 states, including Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Rhode Island. They also have non-branch offices in more than 30 states. Linda Magoon is the Vermont Regional Manager.
"Citizens Bank is guided by the belief that the strength of our company is tied to the strength of the communities where we do business. "
Citizens has a tradition of recognizing one bank in each state each year for its employees' outstanding commitment to giving back to the community in which they live and work. The West Pawlet Branch was selected because of their commitment to supporting Habitat's mission. As you can see below, members of the bank have worked on site, they have encouraged colleagues from other branches to work with them, and they worked with us to secure generous annual support from Citizens Bank. The West Pawlet branch received a beautiful plaque and a check for $2,500 with the responsibility to determine the charity that they wanted to help. They chose Habitat! We are most grateful for their involvement and very generous support. (Pictured are Donna Daigle, Christine Brown, Harry Haldt, Linda Magoon, and Dick Malley. Unable to be present were Trudy Kelly and Brennyn Daniels).
Harry Haldt, Manager of the West Pawlet Branch, (green tee shirt middle and right photos) organized a team from Citizens Bank to help build on June 13, 2009. He surprised us with a contribution of $2,500! He is shown with Habitat family partners, Jen and Patrick Siegrist (above right). The funds will purchase building supplies for their home. Harry was joined at the site by Alma, Celeste, and Susan.
A group from Citizens Bank helped with the build in West Rupert on June 21, 2008. The group included employees and customers from the West Pawlet, Proctor, and Bennington branches.
Brennyn, Mary Ellen, and Michelle from the Citizens Bank worked on the Rupert home in June. They installed siding.
On November 4th a group from the West Pawlet branch, including branch manager, Harry Haldt, Brennyn Daniels, Christine Brown, and Michele Hunter helped to apply and sand joint compound on the walls. This photo montage includes some photos of them in action.
In the fall of 2005 a group of Citizens employees representing the three branches in Bennington County worked together on the Shaftsbury home. In addition, the bank made a generous financial contribution.
The bank has established a very unique program in Burlington, VT. The Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) serves approximately 1,600 homeless children, women and men each year through its emergency shelters and service programs in the Burlington area.
Branches in Bennington County, Vermont
Victoria Groeger , Branch Manager
310 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201
Lobby Hours 9-5
Jessica Gardner , Branch Manager
1108 VT Rt. 149
West Pawlet, VT 05775
Lobby Hours 9-5
Phone – 802-645-0393
Ken Davis, Branch Manager
59 Main Street
Bondville, VT 05340
Lobby Hours 9-5
Cole Company, Inc. is the foundation to a successfully managed construction project whether it is a new building or the preservation of an existing structure. Established in 2001, Cole Company draws from over twenty-five years experience at one of the nation's largest general contracting firms. On a smaller scale, Cole Company is able to bring this expertise and high-quality to benefit the client by providing exceptional pre-construction and construction management services. Our services include estimating, scheduling, project management and most of all we provide the attention to detail making Cole Company unique in the Construction Management field.
We are fortunate that Chris volunteered to lead the Critical Path Committee, the committee of volunteers who are responsible for planning and coordinating all the infrastructure work on the Jennifer Lane development in Manchester.
Cole Company, Inc
Manchester, Vermont 05254
ABOUT US AND THE SHOP - We have an old school, brick and mortar, open shop (a fast disappearing breed), where buying, selling, appraising, educating and talking about antiques, art, jewelry and cultural artifacts is all we do, period, full time, every day, for over 20 years. We have a constant stream of people bringing us stuff, and we get requests to come look at new things every day. Being in the Antiques business these days demands that one of us is constantly on the road, doing pickups, deliveries, appraisals, in home consultations, meeting with restorers and conservationists and traveling to specialized libraries and collections for research. We are the third generation of a family tradition and are unquestionably one of the busiest shops in Vermont! The next time you are in New England please be sure to stop here in Manchester Vermont to check out our little slice of heaven.
Clarke has served as the auctioneer for our first two benefit auctions (in July 2007 and 2008). He has done this as a volunteer. This is Clake's contribution to Habitat and the community. in which he lives.
Photo - Clarke is on the right - standing with Andy Tarantino, owner of A Safe Place.
We are most appreciative of Clarke's generous support!
117 Benedict Road
East Dorset, VT 05253 and
4686 Main Street
P.O. Box 32
Manchester Center, VT 05255
Concrete Products (Wholesale) in Shaftsbury, VT
Mfg Ready-Mixed Concrete*, Masonry Material Merchant Wholesale
Daileys is a subsidiary of Peckham. The Peckham Family Foundation, upon the recommendation of the employees of Daileys, has provided generous financial support over the years. In addition, Daileys provides a generous discount to Habitat for concrete.
Opening his door for business in 1964, Dee Kilburn based his full-service electrical sales and service company on the principles of offering the customer comfort and superior service. The son of Manchester’s very first oil-burner serviceman and a teacher in one of Manchester’s one-room schoolhouses, Dee attended numerous electrical trade schools and took courses throughout his career. Dee’s today operates with the same approach, supplying ongoing education and training for employees to ensure excellent service and cutting edge knowledge for clients. The company is now owned and operated by his son, Mike Kilburn.
For more than 45 years, DEE’S has provided top-quality electrical, heating & cooling service to the Manchester area. They offer electrical design, installation and complete service to the corporate, residential, resort and interior design industries.
Since the 1980s, they have also offered geothermal heating and cooling, which makes DEE’S the most experienced geothermal installer in the region. No one else in the area has been working with geothermal for so long. They began by installing our first system in owner Mike Kilburn’s home! Mike still enjoys the comfort and ease (and savings!) of geothermal heating and cooling at home, and will be happy to tell you first-hand of his experiences with it.
Completely customized design work of either electrical or heating & cooling systems dovetails perfectly with their installation and maintenance offerings, and provides a level of service unmatched in southern Vermont. Customers truly appreciate the convenience and efficiency having a single company provide design, installation and ongoing service it.
Licensed electricians, skilled technicians, and an experienced office support staff make DEE’s Electrical one of Manchester’s strongest corporate leaders. With a commitment to the local community, Dee’s takes a leading role in supporting numerous non-profit organizations and events.
Habitat is are very grateful to Mike Kilburn and his staff for contributing their labor to wire the first home on Jennifer Lane - constructed from October 2012 to May 2012. They did a great job and together made a very significant contribution to us and the community in which they live and work. We cannot say enough about their professionalism and excellent work.
268 Highland Avenue
PO Box 1755
Manchester Center, Vermont 05255
Dow Chemical Company
For nearly 30 years, Dow has provided ongoing support of Habitat’s global mission to create affordable housing through its donation of energy-efficient home insulation solutions, extensive employee volunteerism and financial contributions. During this time, Dow products or funding have supported more than 25,000 homes in more than 20 countries. Dow also is working with Habitat by serving as a subject matter expert in energy efficiency and conservation in the construction of houses, and Dow employees support Habitat by committing their professional expertise as Habitat volunteers.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2011, Dow had annual sales of $60 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 197 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.
We partner with Efficiency Vermont to keep construction costs down and make sure our homes are safe, healthy, durable and affordable over the long term. Efficiency Vermont is the nation's first statewide provider of energy efficiency services. Funded by an energy efficiency charge on Vermonter’s electric bills, Efficiency Vermont is an independent, non-profit organization under contract to the Vermont Public Service Board. They provide technical advice, financial assistance and design guidance to help make Vermont homes, farms, schools and businesses energy efficient.
Habitat receives a rebate for meeting specific requirements for insulation, ventilation, use of energy efficient appliances, and lighting.. There needs to be an Energy Star ventilation fan on a 24-hour timer. The heating system, refrigerator and dishwasher must be ENERGY STAR labeled. We install no fewer than eight hard-wired fixtures for energy efficient lights and each of our homes meets insulation and air sealing standards. We invest in good windows. Our houses are very tight; built to withstand Vermont’s cold winters. To learn about energy efficient appliances go to Energy Star Appliances.
The Efficiency Vermont website contains lots of practical advice for residential and business users. By calling 888-921-5900, people can learn how to lower their energy bills, figure out why their electric bills are high, and get rebates for their energy-efficient purchases. In addition, people can get technical help and learn about financial incentives for energy-efficient buildings, equipment and lighting.
We hope our good building practices and use of energy saving devices will serve as an example for other homeowners. If we can afford to incorporate energy efficiency into an affordable home, anybody can! Vermont's reduction of carbon dioxide in 2005, through energy efficiency in homes and businesses, provided the same emissions reductions that would have been achieved if 76, 300 fewer cars had traveled on Vermont's roads in 2005. Everyone can be part of reducing Vermont’s carbon emissions by following our example and working with Efficiency Vermont to reduce energy use.
255 S. Champlain Street, Suite 7
Burlington VT 05401
F. W. Webb Company has been serving New England and upstate New York since 1866 and is the largest distributor of plumbing, heating, cooling, and piping products in the Northeast. Currently the Webb network is comprised of 70 locations offering a complete package of plumbing, hydronics, HVAC, LP gas products, biotech, valve automation and pipe-valves-fittings.
3091 Cold River Road
Rutland, VT 05701
Store hours 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
For full sales and delivery service contact the main branch at 802-775-1922
Plumbers, contractors, builders, remodelers, designers, architects and other trade professionals trust Ferguson to provide exceptional service, quality products, and the detailed knowledge required to make their projects successful. Whatever your project requires - we are here to make it easy for you.
We are grateful to Ferguson for donating toilets to our homes. We appreciate their interest in Habitat and their commitment to helping low-income homeowners to have a safe, decent, and affordable place to live.
A Rutland Waterworks
134 Park St
Rutland, VT 05701
Phone: (802) 747-7555
An all season company with 40 years of experience
Complete service for
Wells, pumps & water treatment
Residential & commercial systems
Well-trained, certified staff
Free estimates and 24 Hour Emergency Service
Frost Wells has worked with us to install the wells for the homes we built in Shaftsbury, Rupert, and West Rupert. They do a great job, and their help is greatly appreciated.
East Dorset, VT 05253
362-1477 or 800-698-1477
At Gap Inc., social responsibility is fundamental to who we are and how we operate as a company.
Gap Inc. is one of the world's largest specialty retailers, with more than 3,100 stores and fiscal 2007 revenues of $15.8 billion. They operate four of the most recognized apparel brands in the world — Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Piperlime.
They state on their website that "Every day, we look for new ways to connect with customers around the world, provide value to our shareholders and make a positive contribution in the communities where we do business. " The employees of The Gap and the Banana Republic of Manchester have made a most positive contribution to Habitat.
Store manager, Elizabeth Garay organized volunteers from the Gap to help with the Rupert build in the summer of 2007. Three volunteers helped almost every Wednesday. The Gap donated ten dollars for every hour that an employee helped, and we received a $250 contribution. In addition, this spring GAP Inc. recognized the Manchester store for their dedication to Habitat and made an additional $2,500 contribution.
In 2008, three employees from the GAP and the Banana Republic of Manchester have volunteered every Wednesday to help with the West Rupert build.
4733-4749 Main Street
MANCHESTER, VT 05255
Phone: (802) 366-8135
448 DEPOT STREET
MANCHESTER, VT 05255
Phone: (802) 362-5417
Garrett's started working with us on the Cooper home on Jennifer Lane in August, 2012. Throughout the build, he did a great job, always being sure that his schedule blended well with ours. We never lost time waiting for the electric work to be completed. We were very impressed with the fine job that was done and recommend Garrett highly.
Arlington, VT 05250
Provides full service tree care and forestry services by trained, certified, a fully insured professionals
We are most grateful to Mike D'Agata. He brought his lift and spent the better part of June 30th helping us to get the trusses up to the second floor of the home on Silver Street in Bennington. Mike's generous contribution helped us save time and, most importantly, made it much safer for our volunteers.
On Saturday, November 27, 2010 Brian from Greater Heights came with a crane and spent about four hours helping us to get the trusses safely in place for the Giorgi home on Furnace Brook Road. It was cold and windy, and he did a tremendous job insuring that the trusses did not swing in the wind and never presented a danger to our volunteers. It would have been a very difficult, time consuming, and dangerous job for our volunteers to complete this job without the generous support of Greater Heights and Brian's skilful operation of the crane!
"Where Saving Starts and Home Improvement Begins"
Greenbergs can supply homeowners and contractors with all their building supply needs.
We are very pleased that Greenbergs is working with us to secure the best possible pricing for the building supplies we are using on the home we are building on Silver Street in Bennington.
BENNINGTON STORE 321 Main Street Bennington, VT 05201
Our Bennington Store and Corporate Headquarters are 1 block west of the intersection of Route 9 and Route 7. This intersection is in the center of town and is known as "4 Corners."
Store Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
NORTH ADAMS STORE 1366 Curran Highway North Adams, MA 01247
Our North Adams Store is 3 miles south of North Adams on Route 8 headed toward Adams.
Store Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Bennington, VT (802) 442-3131
North Adams, MA (413) 664-4576
Green Mountain Appraisals, established in 1979, provides accurate and timely real estate appraisals of residential and municipal properties along with vacant land in southern and central Vermont. The team of professional appraisers has more than 50 years of cumulative experience. Our extensive, state-of-the-art regional real estate data base is unequaled. We are most grateful to Brian and Green Mountain Appraisals for the help they have given us in completing appraisals of the Winhall and Rupert sites. Brian also did a great job making all the interior trim for the home in Winhall during November of 2006.
Brian E. DeCesare
George M. Dunn, Jr.
Douglas L. LeMire
P.O. Box 1282, 5429 Main St.
Manchester Center, Vermont 05255
Telephone 802/362-4274Fax 802/362-2547
Peter did a great job clearing the North Bennington site and digging the hole for the foundation.
Peter's contact information is:
Peter Haggarty Construction
Arlington, VT 05250
Heritage Family Credit Union is a not-for-profit federally chartered coop that is owned by its members. That means profits generated go back into the credit union for improvements to services, financial reserves, higher savings rates and lower loan rates. Members of Heritage Family Credit Union, have access to a full array of products and services designed to help save time, money and satisfy their financial goals.
In 2010 the Heritage Family Credit Union joined with other area financial institutions in supporting our affiliate's goal of building two homes in the Bennington area and in purchasing and developing land in Manchester for future Habitat homes. Julie Riccardi came to the Silver Street home for a tour and a group photo on July 29, 2010. We are most grateful for the generous support.
Julie Riccardi, Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager
206 Pleasant Street
Bennington, VT 05201
Ron Hance, President
Heritage Family Credit Union
30 Allen Street
Rutland, VT 05701
Our mission is to offer the highest standard of excellence in residential real estate sales guided by our Realtor Code of Ethics and our commitment to dedicated services.
Hosington Realty, Inc. is a full service residential real estate office founded in 1969 by William E. Hoisington. Kathleen Hoisington has been principal broker of the firm since 1974. From it's beginnings the firm has been a leader in residential sales, and maintains a significant market share lead in residential sales both in volume and dollar amount. Hoisington services all segments of the community from local buyers to Vacation home seekers, and are well represented in all price ranges. The primary market focus is from Pownal, Vermont through Arlington, Vermont.
Hoisington Realty, Inc.
489 Main Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201
Hunter Douglas, Inc., headquartered in Upper Saddle River, N.J, is the leading manufacturer and marketer of custom window coverings in North America and a national sponsor of Habitat for Humanity, covering windows in every Habitat home built in the U.S. and Canada. The company’s proprietary products include Duette® Architella® and Duette® honeycomb shades, Silhouette® window shadings, Pirouette window shadings, Vignette® Modern Roman Shades, Luminette® Privacy Sheers, The Alustra® Collection and a long list of other premier window fashion designs
Hunter Douglas has been a national partner of Habitat since 1992, donating and delivering its custom-made window fashions for the privacy rooms of new and rehab Habitat homes in the United States and Canada and at cost for the other rooms of the house – to date more than 200,000 have been supplied. Many Hunter Douglas employees across North America participate in Habitat builds as well. We are most grateful to Hunter Douglas for donatingblinds to the Lewis and Cooper homes on Jennifer Lane.
For more information, call 1-800-274-2985 or visit: www.hunterdouglas.com.
Legal services are provided for individuals and businesses, including
Lon McClintock served as our legal counsel for 15 years. We are most grateful for the many hours of hard work that Lon and his colleague, Becky Elliott, contributed to further our work. Through their work for Habitat they demonstrated a tremendous commitment to Habitat's mission and to giving back to strengthen the community in which they are living.
"We have chosen to support the work of the Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity because the need for affordable housing in our community is critical. Affordable housing is a building block for a strong, healthy community." Lon McClintock
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The Manchester and the Mountains Chamber of Commerce does a great job of promoting the area, from the outstanding recreational opportunities, to area businesses, and to the many non-profit organizations that help make the area attractive for visitors and residents alike.
Photo (below) of Executive Director, Berta Maginniss, presenting a check to Habitat Board President, Monica Knorr at the November 2011 Chamber Mixer.
The Board of Directors invited Habitat to partner with them for the Win Hoyt Golf Tournament. $10,000 was raised with half of it going to support the Chamber of Commerce's efforts to promote the area and $5,000 to Habitat to purchase building supplies for the first home that is being built on Jennifer Lane in Manchester. We are grateful to the Chamber of Commerce staff for doing an outstanding job hosting the event and to the Manchester Country Club for providing a perfect venue. We are very happy that they have invited us to partner with them again for the fall 2012. Click to see photos of the 2011 Win Hoyt Golf Tournament.
Berta Maginniss Executive Director
Marilyn Lewis Accts Manager
802-362-6313 Ext 13
Beth Meachem Director of Member and Visitor Services
802-362-6313 Ext 15
Fred Dieffenbach Sales Manager
Guest Services Associate 802-362-6313 ext. 12
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE: 5046 Main Street, Manchester Center, VT. 05255
Toll free: 800-362-4144 · 802-362-6313 · Fax: 802-362-3451
Monday – Saturday 9 – 5
MAPLE VALLEY DESIGN BUILD is a full service architectural design and build firm specializing in energy efficient building design and construction in southern Vermont and Massachusetts. We have a special interest and experience in creating structures that integrate beauty, sustainability, value, and function while meeting our client's needs & wishes.
We are ARCHITECTS. We are BUILDERS.
It is our belief that making the right decisions early in the design process will create a living environment that can be treasured and enjoyed for generations while minimizing negative environmental impacts. It is this balance between our buildings and our environment that we like to call the "sweet spot." This is where we want our buildings to be.
We strive to design and build SMARTER homes, additions and renovations and this requires time, patience, curiosity and attention to detail. We expect a commitment from our clients to consider sustainable alternatives in all their decisions to create homes with a conscience.
We have been fortunate that Greg Boshart has been working for over two years as a member of our design team for our Jennifer Lane project. Greg has made a significant contribution through his participation and his design for two of our homes.
Greg Boshart (left) and Rmasay Gourd (right) ran the Maple Leaf Half-marathon on September 11, 2010. They secured pledges of support and raised money for Habitat. They ran well, finishing the 13 miles in two hours! We greatly appreciate their dedication to Habitat and all their friends who sponsored them in support of Habitat's mission.
In speaking about why he chose this way to support Habitat, Greg said "I just like running where it takes many small strides to make it to the finish line, it takes many sponsors and volunteers to build a home for a deserving family. Each stride, each donation, each volunteer, gets us closer to our goal, whether it be crossing the finish line, or providing a home for a deserving family. While reaching my finish line, I hope to help Habitat reach theirs."
PHONE: 802.362.7343 (office) 802.362.7366 (fax)
ADDRESS: 131 North Ridge Run Manchester Center, VT 05255
Merchants Bank is a full-service, commercial bank offering a complete range of retail and commercial services to businesses, industry, private and government institutions and individuals. The Bank maintains 34 full-service banking offices and five additional ATM-only locations throughout Vermontlocations throughout Vermont.
In 2010, The Merchants Bank joined with other area financial institutions in supporting our affiliate's goal of building two homes in the Bennington area and in purchasing and developing land in Manchester for future homes. Shown Mary Cannavan (purple blouse), from the North Bennington branch, joined with other bankers for a tour of the home on Silver Street in Bennington and for a group photo.
Photo - left - Bette Smith presented Dick Malley with a gift from the made in support of the North Bennington home.
Photo - left - Mary Cannavan from the North Bennington branch at work in early June 2009. In 2009, Merchants Bank helped us in two ways. Employees from the North Bennington Bank helped build the home in North Bennington. In addition, Merchants Bank made a generous contribution that helped to purchase building supplies for the home. We are most grateful to the employees at Merchants Bank for their generous support.
Merchants Bank supports the Habitat's work because it is an AWESOME organization. To see the future homeowner's working side by side with you is a wonderful feeling. Their pride in their home and how much they truly appreciate all that is being done for them is fantastic. Our group always has a great experience. I always feel so blessed from the experience! Bette Smith, North Bennington Branch President
Photo - above - taken on 3-5-11- at the Furnace Brook home. Five Merchants Bank employees from the North Bennington and Bennington branches help prime the walls and the ceilings. They did a great job and we greatly appreciate their continued help and the support of their bank.
I am so pleased that the Merchants Foundation made a grant in the amount of $3,000.00 to Benniinton Area Habitat for Humanity. It is such rewarding work that the Habitat does for families. To work side by side with the family that will be occupying the home is so wonderful. Each project is unique to that particular family. The day brings so many different people together working for the common good of someone. I get a very special feeling every time I work on a project with my co-workers. It is totally rewarding! Bette Smith, North Bennington Branch Manager
Photo taken at Jennifer Lane in October 2011
Bennington County Branch Locations
406 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201
4996 Main Street
Manchester Center, VT 05255
5 Bank Street
North Bennington, VT 05257
Serving Bennington County - working on custom homes: traditional, log and renovations.
Lou Midura, Owner
351 Maggies Run
Over the years, Lou and his men have put on the plywood sheathing and the felt for houses in Winhall, Rupert, West Rupert, North Bennington, Bennington, Shaftsbury, and put on the shingles for the first home on Jennifer Lane in Manchester.
We are most grateful to Lou and his crew for helping us out in this way. When asked why they were helping, Lou explained, "We have been very fortunate, we have the skills, and we are glad to be able to give back to help others in this way."
Lou serves as the Zion Episcopal Church liaison to Habitat's Faith Relations Committee.
Below are some photos that were taken over the years, with the most recent ones last.
November 2012 - Lou Midura Builders shingled the roof of the Cooper home on Jennifer Lane in Manchester. Jake and Rick worked together on November 12th and were joined by Lou on the 14th to finish the job. This was a tremendous contribution to the community and Habitat, and we are most appreciative of their continued help and strong interest in assisting hard-working families to have affordable housing.
November 30, 2010 - Lou Midura Builders did a great job - putting up the sheathing and felt in record time - providing us with immense help! We are most grateful to them for a tremendous job!
July 2, 2010
Pictured are Lou Midura, Rick Keyes, Aaron Gates, Rick Dailey, Jason Griffs, Devin Midura, Dana Midura, and Caleb Keyes. Thanks to all for a great job!
Lou and his crew of Rick Keyes, Justin Keyes, and Aaron Gates put up the plywood and the felt for the Winhall Home on the morning of September 14, 2006.
Rick, Justin, and Aaron spent Friday morning, June 1st putting the plywood and felt on the Lewis home in Rupert. They made short work of a job that would have taken volunteers more time and would have surely been risky for people not accustomed to this work!
Lou and his crew helped us once again at the end of May 2008. They put the plywood and felt on the roof at the Morey home in West Rupert and thus saving us time and most importantly, leaving the high work to professionals, not to volunteers.
On June 16, 2009, Lou Midura and his crew, Justin Keyes, Rick Keyes, and Rick Dailey volunteered to put the plywood sheathing and the felt paper on the North Bennington home. Once again, this was a tremendous help to us. The pitch of this roof was steep, and Lou and his men put it up with ease, saving us valuable time, and making it much safer for our volunteers.
Note that Lou wears the Red Sox hat wherever he goes!
On Tuesday, November 22, 2011, Lou and his men spent the day putting on the shingles of our first home on Jennifer Lane. They did a great job and their timings was perfect. That night we received snow and sleet. It was a tremendous help to us to have the roof completed.
For nearly 150 years, our name has stood for outdoor traditions, quality, and customer satisfaction. In 1856, Charles Orvis founded the Orvis Company in Manchester, Vermont, offering the finest fly fishing equipment, and priding himself on customer satisfaction and service. Today, along with our world famous fly-fishing gear, Orvis offers distinctive clothing, home furnishings, gifts, and dog products. Each item is rooted in our heritage of authenticity and the outdoors, and is backed with a no-questions-asked guarantee.
In 2005, Orvis contributed some beautiful furnishings for the Habitat home, located in East Arlington, Vermont. Orvis has been a Corporate Partner for 2006, 2007 and 2009. We are most grateful to Orvis for the strong interest in supporting Habitat's work in Bennington County.
|Orvis Corporate Office|
|Orvis Manchester Market Place|
Rts. 11 & 30
Manchester, VT 05255
Orvis company-owned stores offer a full line of men's and women's clothing, the world's foremost fly fishing gear, furniture, gifts, pet items, and more. They include our newest Orvis Destinations Stores, with 12,000-23,000 square feet of the Orvis Distinctive Country Lifestyle experience.
Find great deals of up to 70% off at all times at Orvis Outlets. There's always something you'll need or want-from men's and women's clothing, home furnishings, pet items, gifts, fly fishing gear and more.
24 hour help line - Call 888-235-9763 at any time, day or night, to speak with someone about Orvis products.
People's United Bank is a subsidiary of People's United Financial, Inc., a diversified financial services company with approximately $25 billion in assets. Peoples United Bank, founded in 1842, provides consumer, commercial and wealth management services through over 340 branches in Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and in Westchester County and Long Island, New York. Through additional subsidiaries, People's United provides equipment financing, asset management, brokerage and financial advisory services, and insurance services.
On Wednesday, November 30, 2011, the People's United Community Foundation presented Monica Knorr, President of the Habitat board of directors, with a gift of $10,000 to help pay for the infrastructure improvements to Jennifer Lane that will enable us to build as many as 22 single-family homes that are affordable for hard-working lower income families who live in or work in Bennington County. Read more.
We were very pleased that People's United Bank made a generous contribution in support of Habitat's work in southwestern Vermont, continuing the tradition of making affordable housing in Vermont a priority. People's United joined with other area financial institutions helping our affiliate to build two homes in the Bennington area in FY 2010. Three members of People's United Bank came to the Silver Street build on July 29, 2010 for a tour of the home and a group photo (Andy Holzman, Kaitlin Mclellan, and Shelley Colvin.)
We support Habitat for Humanity because Habitat for Humanity goes hand-in-hand with our mission of supporting local communities with affordable housing needs. Habitat for Humanity provides a unique opportunity for our employees to volunteer their time and effort to help build stronger communities where they live. Read press release.
Andy Holzman, then Manager for the Manchester branch and Cathy VanWagner are shown presenting Dick Malley with a check for $2,500. The gift will be used to pay for building supplies for the home that was started in Rupert in the spring of 2007.
Web Site Address:
People's United Bank - Member FDIC
|Londonderry Office |
Mountain Market Place
Londonderry, VT 05148
4993 Main Street
Manchester Center, VT 05255
ALL PHASES OF RESIDENTAL, COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION:
* Fire alarms installations and inspections
* All voltages from 12v-600v work
* Complete residential wiring and troubleshooting from 100 and 200 amp services to a basic receptical install
* Complete commercial wiring from lighting ballast to building signs
* Industrial wiring including conduit, motors, bussduct, contactors, controllers and trouble shooting
On December 18, 2010, Gerry Prue came with his crew and in six hours had wired all but two rooms of the Furnace Brook home. The crew included, Jorey Gibson, Matt Bohmer, Gary Littlefield and Gerry Prue. They are contributing their time to Habitat, and their contribution is tremendous! We greatly appreciate their strong interest in helping others to have safe, decent and affordable housing in the community in which the live and work. Homeowner, Alfonso Giorgi thanked them for the terrific job they did and is standing next to Gerry - on the right side of the photo.
“We are happy to help such a wonderful family and happy to be partnered with such a wonderful organization that helps build stronger communities.” Gerry Prue
This is Gerry's second Habitat home. He wired the home we built several years ago on Daniels Road in Shaftsbury.
839 Houghton Lane
Bennington, VT 05201
Phone (802) 688-8831
Fax (802) 753-7146
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r.k. Miles, Inc. is 125 dedicated and friendly problem solvers who are ready to help our customers build their houses from frame to the finish on their walls. Building materials and hardware is presented like never seen before!
"As a local lumber and building supplier, we feel it is important for us to contribute to BAHfH to build a stronger community for everyone. A home is the center of many people's dreams and a motivator for realizing one's potential. No one should be denied the privilege of owning a home. Supporting this cause not only improves the people's lives who move into the homes, but it also makes our community stronger by bringing people together for a common, achievable goal. "
Photo above right - Lillian and Art Short, Elaine Gordon, Dave Ratti, and Bev Bromley
Stephen and Pidge Bovey, John LaVecchia, and Chris Dussault, from r.k. Miles helped with the deck and siding on July 7, 2007.
618 Depot Street
P.O. Box 1125
Manchester Center, VT 05255 - 802-362-1952
On September 22nd, r.k. Miles sponsored a home show and designated Habitat to be the beneficiary of a raffle of a $1,000 gift certificate. We greatly appreciate this support!
Contact: Judy Seltmann
Rain or Shine specializes in the production of events. We have been serving clients in the Northeast Region for over eleven years with a variety of tents, rental items and event services. Rain or Shine has made its reputation by being able to pull off small miracles.
Since 2007, Rain or Shine has given us a considerable break on the tent rental for our annual auction without which we could not have held the auction. Their generous support has made a big difference and is greatly valued.
Call 800 - 647-6054
A small architectural firm focusing on custom residential and small scale commercial projects aimed towards preserving the visual resources of southern Vermont.
Ramsay R. Gourd, AIA
Mary Jo Gourd
Over the years, Ramsay has provided tremendous support for Habitat. He designed a home we built in East Arlington. He made arrangements for his former colleague, Cliff Beebe, to take every Wednesday off to serve as our project manager for two homes. Ramsay has designed a duplex we hope to build someday in East Dorset. Ramsay is also part of a dynamic design team that has agreed to work together to design homes that will look great and will be highly enerigy efficient for the Jennifer Lane project in Manchester. Most recently, Ramsay found a very creative way to raise awareness and funds for our affiliate. See below...
62 Highland Avenue
Manchester Village, VT 05254
Send mail to P. O. Box 300
Ramsay Gourd found a creative way to raise awareness and funds for our affiliate. Ramsay trained hard for the Maple Leaf half marathon and he asked family and friends to sponsor him by making a donation to Habitat. Ramsay surprised himself by finishing the run faster than he ever expected, and he never expected to raise as much money. His sponsors made extremely generous donations and came through with just over $10,000 in gifts to Habitat! We are most grateful to Ramsay and to everyone who encouraged and supported him. We used the funds to purchase building supplies for the home we completed in North Bennington in the fall of 2009.
Greg Boshart (left) and Rmasay Gourd (right) ran the half-marathon on September 11, 2010. They secured pledges of support and raised money for Habitat. They ran well, finishing the 13 miles in two hours! We greatly appreciate their dedication to Habitat and all their friends who sponsored them in support of Habitat's mission.
We specialize in providing thoughtful design solutions that reflect the needs and lifestyles of our clients,in Southern Vermont and Mid-Coast Maine.
Our design-build projects encompass additions, renovations and landscape enhancements. We provide expertise from the initial design concept through finished construction. Our unique indoor/outdoor integration allows us to create design concepts that bring the home and landscape into harmony.
Lawrence and Audrey Kolloff
PO Box 199 Bondville, VT 05340
RMS Plumbing & Heating is primarily engaged in Plumbing Heating Air-Conditioning. RMS Plumbing & Heating operates in Rupert Vermont. This business establishment is involved in Plumbing Heating Air-Conditioning as well as other possible related aspects and functions of Plumbing Heating Air-Conditioning. In Rupert Vermont RMS Plumbing & Heating maintains its local business operations and could perform other local business operations outside of Rupert in additional operations related to Plumbing Heating Air-Conditioning.
Phill Mazzucco has done an excellent job for us with three Habitat homes; one in Rupert, West Rupert, and most recently, on Jennifer Lane in Manchester. We have especially appreciated the fact that Phil has worked well with our schedule, enabling our volunteers to continue their work without interruption. Phil understands what Habitat is doing in serving the community, and Phil works hard to make it possible for us to have an excellent job at the best possible price, as a means for Phil to contribute to the community in which he lives and works.
RMS Plumbing & Heating
Plumbing Heating Air-Conditioning
190 Perkins Rd
Rupert Vermont 05768 VT
Phone: (802) 645-0976
Seventh generation sells products that are healthy solutions for the air, surfaces, fabrics, pets and people within their homes–and for the community and environment outside of it. As a pioneer in corporate responsibility, Seventh Generation wants their products to make a difference—from their development through to their production, purchase, use, and disposal. They are always evaluating how to reduce their environmental impact, increase performance and safety, and create a more sustainable supply chain. Seventh Generation believes it is their responsibility to set a course for a more mindful way of doing business, where companies act as partners with other stakeholders to create a brighter future for the whole planet.
We were very pleased when the Seventh Generation partnered with us in support of our work in Bennington County. Seventh Generation and Habitat are stakeholders - working together to create a brighter future!
Seventh Generation has a program for honoring employees who have contributed exemplary service. Patty McGrath of Manchester received the award in 2013 and was given the responsibility to designate a non-profit organzation that she wanted to support. We congratulate Patty for receiving this award and are very grateful to Patty and to the Seventh Generation for their generous support.
1-800-456-1191 | toll free
1-802-658-3773 | local
60 Lake Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Solar Pro specializes in Solar Water Heating for homes and businesses in Southern Vermont. We sell, design, install, and service high quality Solar Thermal Systems for the lowest prices in our area. And, Solar Pro provides FREE site evaluations!
For the first time ever, we installed a solar hot water heater at the North Bennington home. While this made the initial cost of the home more expensive, the long-term benefit and cost savings, along with the federal tax credit, made this an easy decision to make. Jim and Karen of Solar Pro contributed the installation of the system as their contribution to the Habitat home. The estimate is that the system will pay for itself with savings in four years.
Photo left- the storage tank for the hot water. It is linked to an expansion tank. From November - March, the there is a back-up system to produce hot water when the sunlight is not sufficient.
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As a national partner and long-term supporter, Schneider Electric has donated more than $24 million worth of electrical equipment—Square D by Schneider Electric and Juno by Schneider Electric—to build homes in the United States, Canada and Mexico since 2000. In addition, the company has donated more than $4 million worth of funding to help cover the cost of land, infrastructure and homebuilding materials. Schneider Electric also supplies volunteers to build houses nationwide and has been a multiyear supporter of the Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Work Project.
As a National Partner and a Cornerstone Society member of Habitat’s "More Than Houses” campaign, Schneider Electric has donated almost $6 million worth of residential electrical equipment for use in homes built in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In 2006, Schneider Electric renewed its commitment to Habitat with a pledge to donate $7 million worth of Square D® residential electrical equipment over the next four-and-a-half years. In addition, many of our people dedicate time and muscle to Habitat home builds.
To further underscore our commitment to Habitat for Humanity, in 2007 the Schneider Electric/Square D Foundation will fund up to seven whole house sponsorships. The sponsorships fully fund the cost of the land, infrastructure and materials to build a Habitat home. The Foundation also funds the cost for employee teams to participate in one-day home building events.
According to Habitat, 5.1 million American families have "worst-case" housing needs and are forced to pay more than half their income for housing, endure overcrowded conditions or live in houses with severe physical deficiencies. Worldwide, some 2 billion people live in poverty housing. More than 1 billion live in urban slums, and that figure is expected to double by 2030.
Working in partnership with low-income families to build decent homes they can afford to buy, Habitat helps to break the cycle of poverty and hopelessness. We believe in the efforts of Habitat for Humanity and our role in facilitating our people’s involvement in Habitat activities in their communities.
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company's 110,000 plus employees achieved sales of more than $26 billion in 2010, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations “Make the most of their energy.”
We are most grateful to Schneider Electric for supplying the circuit breakers for each of our homes.
We are committed to providing fast and friendly service. Products and services include:
For more information check out the web site www.stewartsshops.com. Stewarts has a strong commitment to the community. This statement is taken directly from their website.
WE SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITIES
"It is never a question of whether we'll give, but rather to whom. We try to be as generous as possible to a large number of organizations. We support Habitat because it brings many people, including the recipients, together to help people in need."
3784 Vt. Rt.7
Arlington, VT 05250
713 Main Street
4455 Main St
Manchester, VT 05255
7594 US Rt. 7
Pownal, VT 05261
Sustainable Design of Vermont
Sustainable Design of VT is dedicated to the integration of energy efficiency and sustainability into every project. We are focused on providing our clients and local communities with a clear understanding of energy efficiency, renewable resources, and the concept of sustainability.
A Mutual Exchange
Even as we cultivate relationships with our network of partners and with our communities, open dialogue with our clients is of vital importance. We take pride in our ability to integrate your ideas along with energy-saving design principles.
Sustainable Design of VT is presently working with Habitat for Humanity in order to incorporate sustainable elements into their projects. We volunteer on several local boards including the Energy Committee, the Bikeways Group, Conservation Committee, Development Review Board, Parks and Recreation Committee, and the Green and Sustainable Group among others.
We are active participants in various fundraising efforts throughout the state, and have raised and donated thousands of dollars for nonprofit organizations.
444 Barnumville Rd
Manchester Center, VT 05255
802 362 4310
The Perfect Wife Restaurant and Tavern contributed $5 for every entrée served in the dining room and $1 for every entrée served in the tavern throughout the month of September (2007). 708 entrees were served in the main dining room and 1,092 entres were served in the tavern - for a total of $4,632!
We are most grateful to Amy and Geoff for finding such a creative way to support Habitat's mission. We thank everyone who took advantage of this opportunity to eat well and to support Habitat's work in our community.
They did the same promotion in April of 2006 and a total of $6,025 was raised for Habitat as a result of this extradinarily generous promotion!
In explaining their decsion to help Habitat in this way, Chef/owners, Amy and Geoff Chamberlain said "we feel this was an opportunity through the restaurant to raise money and awareness of the local efforts of Habitat for Humanity. By providing a great meal to our guests, they in turn will be helped provide a much needed safe and affordable ome to a worthy family.”
Chef Amy Chamberlain pesented a check for $4,632 to Board member Sandi Hedman (left) and Development Committee Chair, Bill Hoyt.
The Perfect Wife
Rtes. 11 and 30
Manchester, VT 05255
My experience in the building trades started on a part-time basis in 1980, with the complete renovation of my first house. Since then I have completed three additional renovations, and I have built one house from the ground up. This part-time passion became a career when the company where I worked for 24 years closed its doors.
I focused on tile and stone because their artistic qualities have a significant impact on a building project. Nothing can transform a space quite like tile and stone. I worked with a master tiler for about a year, and Tile Solutions was born shortly thereafter.
I have been involved in a wide array of projects of all sizes, from renovations to new construction. I emphasize quality workmanship over speed, which reflects my belief that your tile is a key component to the success of your project. I am pleased to provide references.
Bryan completed the tiling of the floor on the bathrooms in the house we built on Furnace Brook Road in Shaftsbury in 2011. He did a great job, and we highly recommend Bryan.
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The Vermont Country Store® - An Old-Time General Store - Offering a Huge Selection of Top Quality Classic and Hard-to-Find Products
Take a journey into the general store of yesteryear with The Vermont Country Store. As the purveyors of practical and hard-to-find products, Vermont Country Store offers a host of quality merchandise from around the block and around the world. The Vermont Country Store is a family owned and operated business with roots in over 100 years of Orton family shopkeepers.
"We still go to great lengths to find products that aren't sold anywhere else. Our original general store and catalog business were built on the premise that all the merchandise we sell must be durable and above all - practical. We've maintained this tradition for more than 60 years, continually finding and sharing only the best classic products, unique and hard-to-find products. Your satisfaction is our top priority. That's why every item is backed by our no-hassle, no-fuss 100% guarantee meaning that we will exchange any item or refund your money if it does not meet with your satisfaction. We provide polite, courteous service and proudly uphold our Customer Bill of Rights.: Eliot Orton
Over the years, many Vermont Country Store employees have volunteered to help build Habitat homes in Bennington County. During the summer of 2012, interns from the Vermont Country Store helped build on Wednesdays and this fall, led by Cabot and Eliot Orton, employees helped build. Knowing that many people who work in the Manchester are unable to afford to live near to work or to have access to Manchester's schools, the Vermont Country Store made a pledge in 2012 sufficient to pay for the construction of one of the 11 homes that Habitat will build on Jennifer Lane in Manchester. "We are extremely grateful to the Vermont Country Store and their employees for their tremendous support!" Monica Knorr, President Board of Directors
The Vermont Country Store
5650 Main Street
Manchester Center, VT
Website Vermont Country Store
Village Tile tiled the bathrooms in the Cooper home in January 2013 as their contribution to the project. They also contributed tile. They did a great job, and we are most grateful to them for their generous support of Habitat's work in our community.
Products & Services - Village Tile works with a variety of materials including:
685 Depot St
Manchester Center, VT 05255
Marilyn Hand started serving as Habitat's legal counsel on a voluntary bais in July of 2011. She is providing a tremendous service to the community in which she lives in work through her tireless efforts to facilitate Habitat's work in Bennington County.
170 Bonnet St.
Manchester Center, VT 05255
Whirlpool is proud to support Bennington Area Habitat's work in Bennington County, Vermont by donating a range and Energy Star refrigerator. In more than 11 years of partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Whirlpool Corporation has developed active partnerships in 22 countries with a commitment nearing $72 million. In North America, the company has donated more than 130,000 ranges and ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerators to new Habitat homes, serving 65,000 families. Additionally, Whirlpool has donated more than 25,000 products to Habitat ReStore resale outlets, helping raise $3.5 million in two years.
In more than 11 years of partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Whirlpool Corporation has developed active partnerships in 22 countries with a commitment nearing $72 million. In North America, the company has donated more than 130,000 ranges and ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerators to new Habitat homes, serving 65,000 families. Additionally, Whirlpool has donated more than 25,000 products to Habitat ReStore resale outlets, helping raise $3.5 million in two years. A proud sponsor of Habitat’s Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project since 2003, the company has engaged 7,000 employee volunteers, sponsored more than 100 homes around the world and served more than 16,200 families in Europe. Whirlpool plans to support the work of Habitat around the world through product donations, financial contribution or volunteerism. For more information, go to www.whirlpoolcorp.com/habitat.
Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of more than $18 billion in 2010, 71,000 employees, and 67 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Consul, Bauknecht and other major brand names to consumers in nearly every country around the world. Additional information about the company can be found at www.whirlpoolcorp.com.
As a proud supporter of the Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity affiliate, Yale is proud to donate locksets. Since 2011, Yale, an ASSA ABLOY Group company, has donated more than 500,000 locksets to Habitat for Humanity homes in the United States and Mexico and is committed to donating a minimum of $15 million in locksets through 2015.
YALE Locks & Hardware develops and manufactures a comprehensive line of door hardware and locks, including an extensive range of mortise and cylindrical locks, exit devices, door closers, electromechanical products and key systems. Included in this product field are windstorm certified locks, designer hardware, and photo luminescent and antimicrobial hardware coatings. Visit www.yalelocks.com for complete bored lock, mortise lock, exit device, door closer, and key systems product specifications.