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Hero Hauler

Home Builders Foundation is lucky to have loyal trade contractors who will answer our call whenever we need help. Construction clean up and recycling company Clean it Up Mark! is one of them. Owner Kelly Cowan explains “I came to work for Mark McGregor to learn the business and eventually purchased it from him.” The […]

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Building Career Connections

Inside the historic Allen Temple CME Church, potential builders took a step towards a bright future. Construction pre-apprenticeship trainees interviewed with home building industry businesses at a Veteran’s Day Career Fair. HBF’s was invited to the hiring event as a result of our relationship as a supporter of Constructing Hope. Constructing Hope is leading a […]

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New Drop-In Center Opens to Help Houseless Youth in Washington County

More than a hundred residents, shelter staff, donors and government officials gathered to celebrate the opening of the new HomePlate Drop-in Center in downtown Beaverton last week. Local shelter provider HomePlate Youth Services teamed up with Home Builders Foundation and Walsh Construction to transform an abandoned church property into a trauma-informed campus that will serve […]

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Trap Shoot 2022 is a big hit!

The 18th Annual Trap Shoot presented by Parr Lumber to benefit Home Builders Foundation brought in a record-breaking $140,000, and was an explosive day of fun! The success of this event comes during the celebration of Home Builders Foundation’s 25 Anniversary.  More than 70 teams arrived in the early morning hours September 16th at the […]

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Breakfast of Champions

Supporters of Home Builders Foundation joined us October 19th for the sixth-annual Foundation Builders Breakfast to honor members of the building community who go above and beyond in their support of HBF shelter projects   Volunteer of the Year was awarded to Stephanie Baird of Bliss Roofing. Baird helped with three separate roofing projects this […]

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25 Years of Building Hope

Portland home builders historically volunteered to help local nonprofits with building projects whenever they were asked. Visionary HBA member Rudy Kadlub decided this giving nature of the industry needed to be elevated at the Metro Portland Home Builders Association. Kadlub spearheaded the 1997 formation of a charitable arm of the HBA, to be called the […]

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Volunteers spruce up a shelter

On a pleasant mid-September day, close to forty Mountainwood Homes staff members gathered at the property of Project Homeless Connect’s Day Center in Hillsboro for an all-day renovation blitz. This was not their first foray in helping out at a Home Builders Foundation project site. This year the team tackled a number of issues. A […]

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Molalla home

New Beginnings

A special housewarming party drew a happy crowd in front of a new yellow house on a hill outside Molalla just before Labor Day. Homeowner Shilah James’ family just moved in, two years after the 2020 Riverside wildfires destroyed their home. “It’s probably going to be winter before we realize, we have a house. I’m […]

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