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In honor of their 25th Anniversary, DCM sponsored a Habitat for Humanity home for Kaynah M.  Thank you, Donaldson Capital Management, for giving back to our local community!

About Donaldson Capital Management:

Continually recognized as one of the nation’s top independent investment advisors, Donaldson Capital Management takes pride in celebrating 25 years dedicated to crafting exclusive investment strategies, coupled with thoughtful financial guidance for individuals, foundations, and retirement plans that need dependable and growing income.

“In honor of DCM’s 25th Anniversary, we want to make an impact for those who, perhaps, have had a more difficult path.  We want to take this opportunity to give back.  We are going to build a Habitat for Humanity home in 2020.  This home will be built for a deserving family aspiring for an improved life.  For 25 years, our firm’s investment philosophy has been founded on three core principles:  SecurityIncome, and Growth.  Through these principles, we developed our core investment strategies that have enabled us to embark on this adventure of helping our clients through their own journeys.  Here’s to another 25 years and making this a celebration with long lasting impact.”

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Thank You DCM!

Meet the Habitat Homeowner, Kaynah M.

“I never imagined I would qualify … but about 2 weeks after applying, I got a call.  I want to encourage others to do the same because you may not think you will qualify but you could.”

Kaynah M.
Donation Goal
Volunteer Goal
Phase Progress
  • Phase 1

    Homesite Selection

    Homeowner selects homesite from available Habitat lots. Homeowners are paired with their sponsor.

  • Phase 2


    During the groundbreaking, the foundation is completed and the block work is laid.

  • Phase 3

    Crawl Space and Floor System

    Volunteers install moisture barrier and insulation in crawl space.

    For the floor system, the floor joists are installed, more foam insulation is filled in between joists and band boards, and OSB board is laid for the flooring. Black paper is laid on the two porches to help maintain the longevity of the home.

  • Phase 4


    Wall Prep: Volunteers build wall components  (king jack studs, California corners, headers, etc.) and layout 2 x 4 location on the top and bottom plates of each wall.

    Wall Building: Wall components are nailed together on top and bottom plates with 2 x 4s. This is completed for both interior and exterior walls.

    Wall Raising: Volunteers raise, level, and secure the walls. Exterior walls go up first, followed by the interior.

    Trusses: OSB boards are laid on first and last trusses to attach the siding.

  • Phase 5

    Doors and Windows

    Volunteers install windows and doors.

  • Phase 6

    Internal Mechanics

    Plumbing, electric, insulation, and dry wall are installed.

  • Phase 7


    Pre-insulation is installed on exterior walls, doors, windows, ceiling, and floors. Baffles are put in to circulate airflow.

  • Phase 8


    Volunteers paint the walls and ceiling. Corners and edges are cut out first, then roll the ceilings, and then the walls.

  • Phase 9

    Cabinets and Appliances

    Cabinets and countertops installed.

    Later, refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, and washer & dryer are installed.

  • Phase 10

    Trim Work and Flooring

    Trim around windows and doors are completed. Interior doors are also installed. Vinyl and carpet are laid.

  • Phase 11

    Exterior Concrete

    Exterior concrete parking pad and sidewalks are poured.

  • Phase 12

    Yard Prep

    The yard is prepared for grass seed sewing.

  • Phase 13


    Homeowner and community members come together to bless and dedicate the home, complete with a ribbon cutting.