Area executives partner for Habitat for Humanity CEO Build

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Top executives from 38 Triangle companies, joined by Habitat for Humanity International CEO Jonathan Reckford, will step out of the office and onto a construction site Tuesday, April 15, to launch the third annual Triangle-wide CEO Build for Habitat for Humanity.  Mr. Reckford will speak to the group at approximately 11:45 a.m.

“I am delighted to be a part of the construction team for the CEO Build,” Reckford said. “I hope this event will give corporate leaders from throughout the Triangle a taste of what Habitat for Humanity offers.  Not only will we be helping a family build the foundation for a new life, but I hope you will see what an amazing experience it can be for your team to come together in a different setting and give back to the community.”

The 2014 CEO Build, a collaboration between local executives and the Habitat for Humanity affiliates in Durham, Orange, and Wake counties, will give three local families the opportunity to purchase a home at a zero percent interest rate.

April 15 is the launch of the 2014 CEO Build and includes the executives framing a house in the Maybrook Crossing neighborhood in east Raleigh. Over the next three months, volunteers from participating companies will complete construction of the Raleigh home in addition to homes in Durham and Chapel Hill. Volunteers have the chance to work alongside the Habitat partner families who are purchasing the homes. In addition to qualifying for the zero percent interest mortgage, the Habitat partner families will contribute at least 250 sweat equity hours and actively participate in the construction of their homes.

The participating executives or their companies sponsor the project in order to provide funding for construction materials. The Triangle Sponsor for this year’s CEO Build is Bank of America.

"Bank of America is honored to be the lead sponsor for the 2014 CEO Build and committed to continuing our support of Habitat for Humanity to help provide affordable housing across the Triangle," said Kari Stoltz, Triangle Market President for Bank of America. “This is a meaningful project for me and an incredible experience to work alongside other business leaders and the deserving family who will purchase this home once it’s completed." 

Participating Companies and their CEO and Executives: 

Triangle Sponsor
Kari Stoltz and Rob Howell, Bank of America

Foundation Sponsors
Joe Davy and Kristin Terdik, Avalara, Inc.
David Baldwin, Baldwin&
Michael Linsbeck, Belk
Mike Hughes and Paul Newton, Duke Energy
John Replogle, Seventh Generation

Media Sponsor
Bryan Hamilton, Triangle Business Journal

Michael Noël and Robert O'Reilly, Acorn Innovestments, LLC
Katherine Thomas, Alfred Williams
Vandana Dake and John Warasila, Alliance Architecture, PC
Clyde Hewitt, Allscripts
Stuart Frantz, Biologics, Inc.
Alan Hughes, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC
Craig Stevenson and Kyle Lynch, Burt's Bees
Jim Goodmon, Jimmy Goodmon and Michael Goodmon, Capitol Broadcasting Company
Edward Paradise, Cisco
Chuck Purvis, Coastal Federal Credit Union
Jim Captain, Credit Suisse
Anthony Dilweg, The Dilweg Companies
Ed Willingham, First Citizens Bank
Jonathan Reckford, Habitat for Humanity International
Richard Brajer, Habitat for Humanity of Wake County
Andrew Burns, Hamilton Point Investment Advisors
Bob Ingram, Hatteras Venture Partners
Bob Greenberg, IBM
W. Morris Fine, Investors Title Insurance Company
Jeff Stocks, The Nautical Group
Ray Carey and Mike DeFrancesco, NeoNova Networks
Bob Kucab, North Carolina Housing Finance Agency
Richard Staub, Novella Clinical
John Plachetka, POZEN
Kevin Trapani, The Redwoods Group
Russell Helms and Laura Helms Reece, Rho
Rick Tugwell, RMK Enterprises
Jason Massey, Sustainable Industrial Solutions
Chris Ng Cashin, Thundershirt
Brad Kaemmer, Tijuana Flats
Susan Gravely, VIETRI
Jack Clayton, Wells Fargo

Habitat Success Stories

Barbara is an elderly neighbor who suffers from COPD. Durham Habitat partnered with the Fuqua School of Business to replace Barbara's roof and HVAC system. Barbara said,"I thank God that Habitat was able to fix my home because I was unable to do it for myself."