Category Archives: General Information

Mountainwood homes

Powered by Volunteers

Our friends @scottedwardsarchitecture showed up on an October Saturday morning to build eight sturdy picnic tables. The tables are now in place at  @portlandgov Sunderland Safe Park Village. Through partnerships like this one and working with school programs, HBF has donated tables or other important items to each of the transitional housing Villages the city […]

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Builders Breakfast

Breakfast of HBF Champions

The annual Foundation Builders Breakfast was buzzing with conversation early in the morning. The Breakfast honors outstanding contributors to our cause, and encourages people to support HBF’s work. To kick off the event, HBF Board Treasurer Earl Pierce announced Delap LLC would match donations up to $5,000. “I believe HBF is trying to bring things […]

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Mel on her SUP

HBF Hero with Aloha Spirit

HBF honors people who go above an beyond to help our organization as Foundation Heros. Our latest Hero is Melanie Tashima Duncan, Fireside Home Solutions. In spite of her busy life, she is always available to help our programs. Tell us about yourself: I am the Program Manager at Fireside Home Solutions, primarily supporting the […]

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Diana Lal

Welcome New Board Member Diana Lal

Home Building Foundation welcomes Diana Lal, of Holt Homes. Currently, she serves as the Senior Manager of Marketing and Customer Experience, overseeing strategic initiatives and forging strong client relationships. With over a decade of experience in property management, Diana specialized in both conventional and tax credit housing before transitioning to roles in new homes sales […]

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Glencoe students

High Marks for High School Builders

HBF Project Manager Chris McDowell manned the tractor as it gingerly moved two large sheds into the small backyard behind Project Homeless Connect in Hillsboro. Two Glencoe High students who built the sheds watched their handiwork settle into place.  Junior Rocco Marzilli says “It’s really nice, we are helping out people who need our help.” […]

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Chris McDowell

HBF’s In-House Hero

Home Building Foundation is celebrating an amazing five years with the work anniversary of our Project Manager, Chris McDowell.  McDowell adds a personal touch to our HomeAid America collaborative model of asking the residential building community to build or remodel shelter for providers serving people who are homeless. HBF Builder Captain Nathan Young praises him […]

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George Lorance

George Lorance-One of a Kind

By Brenda Ketah Hundreds of friends gathered in Lake Oswego at the end of April to celebrate the life of George Lorance, who passed away at the end of 2022. George worked for many years for Milgard Windows and eventually retired as the General Manager of the plant in Tualatin. George was very active in […]

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New Board Members

Home Building Foundation is pleased to welcome two new members of our Board of Directors. Joining us from Stone Creek Building is Mark Beirwagen. Mark is the owner of Stone Creek Building, which is a custom home building company based in Oregon City. Stone Creek gains distinction as one of few custom builders certified by […]

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