Charles and Patricia Robertson Build

Charles and Patricia Robertson have generously sponsored the home of Chanel. Because of wonderful people in our community like the Robertsons, Habitat can continue to meet the need for affordable housing by building homes. Thank you, Charles and Patricia, for your kindness and generosity!

Meet Future Homeowner, Chanel F.

“You can live in houses, one after another, but you just need one special place with family and friends to call it a home.”

– Chanel F.

Read Chanel’s Story

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  • Phase 1

    Homesite Selection

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

  • Phase 2

    Groundbreaking

    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 longevity of the home.

  • Phase 4

    Walls

    Wall Prep: Volunteers build wall components  (king jack studs, California corners, headers, etc.) and lay out 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 interior.

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

  • Phase 5

    Internal Mechanics

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

  • Phase 6

    Doors and Windows

    Volunteers install windows and doors.

  • Phase 7

    Pre-insulation

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

  • Phase 8

    Painting

    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 counter tops 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

    Yard is prepared for grass seed sewing.

  • Phase 13

    Dedication

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