Donations of materials and volunteer labor were an important
ingredient in making a home for the Verling’s.
They all deserve our sincere thanks!

Joe Wayner (Wayner Construction) server and the contractor of record for construction and helped with the home plans and obtaining sub-contractors for work that could not be done by volunteers

The following is the list of commercial companies that helped make the home possible donating over nearly $21,000 worth of materials and the crew to install the roof:

  • Roof Top Services LLC– provided labor to install the roofing.
  • GAF– donated Timberline Roof Shingles other roofing materials.
  • Trinity United Methodist Church in Orange donated funds to drill and connect the well.
  • Whirlpool Appliances – donated stove and refrigerator and gave discounts on other appliances.
  • Schneider Electric/Square D – Electric panel and breakers.
  • Cree – provided 4 LED ceiling lights.
  • Yale – donated all the door hardware and locks.
  • Hunter Douglas – provided privacy blinds for bedrooms and bath.
  • Walmart Distribution Center – donated lumber for shed.
  • Michael R. Yates Excavating – brought in his backhoe and dug the footer.

Volunteer labor was key to getting the home finished with the funds available.

  • Eric Verling spent all the time he could working on the house from the time it started to completion. He put in more than twice the “sweat equity hours” required of Habitat home owners.
  • Keith Verling (Eric’s father), with Eric’s help laid the block foundation and put in the floor joices and subfloor before the December 7 blitz-build. They also did all the building of the Shed. Keith made a great steel door to the crawl space.
  • The Woodberry Forest School boys provided the labor, with the Habitat Road Trip Crazes, to frame up the home at Woodberry and then helped put the home at the December 7 blitz-build. They also contributed the funds made from their Football concession stand and paid for the dishwasher!
  • Volunteers from April and Eric’s church (the Orange Assembly of God) were there December 7th and other times to help hang drywall and paint.
  • Paul Breeden put in a lot of volunteer time installing all the plumbing
  • Isaac Conley connected the electrical wiring and wired the electric panel.
  • Dannial Weatheholtz helped most of most drywall finishing and hooking up the lights and outlets. He also donated some CFL light bulbs and misc. items.
  • Jerry Mullins Jr. installed the heating and air conditioning air handler and put in all the duct work.
  • Jerry Mullins (Mullins Lawn Care) provide his truck and trailer to haul the lumber for the shed from Walmart and did the final grading and seeding of the lawn and graded the driveway.
  • Lloyd and Lee helped move the cabinets and installed doors and window trim and Lloyd came back for the baseboard.
  • Gene Whitaker helped ordering supplies and helped with most construction activities.
  •  installed the cabinets