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Lee BIA Builders Care honors volunteers, partners during annual awards event

Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), recently hosted its annual awards event, honoring several building partners and volunteers in recognition of their service and commitment to Southwest Florida’s elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged homeowners and their families.

The 2017 awards include: Volunteer of the Year, presented to Ryan Lapointe of Ferguson Enterprises; Volunteer Company of the Year, awarded to Land Solutions; Outstanding Partner of the Year, recognizing Aubuchon Team of Companies; Contributor of the Year, presented to Ferguson Enterprises; Building Partners of the Year, awarded to Stevens Construction and Beattie Development; and the prestigious Hearts & Hammer Award, bestowed upon the Nilles family, which includes Annette, Mike and Michael Nilles. During the event, Lee BIA Builders Care also recognized its board members for their commitment to the building industry, the community and the mission of Lee BIA Builders Care.

“The valued contributions of outstanding volunteers and community partners drive Lee BIA Builders Care’s mission to provide much-needed home repairs and construction services at no cost to local homeowners,” said Christi Pritchett, executive director of Lee BIA Builders Care. “Through the hard work, dedication and passion of our partners, we are able to come together to greatly impact our neighbors within the Southwest Florida community, and we are so thankful for their continued generosity year after year.”

About Lee Builders Care

Lee BIA Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA). Its mission is to provide emergency home repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home repairs through traditional means. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $4.25 million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need.  Lee Builders Care enlists the volunteer services of Lee BIA members and leverages grants and donated materials to provide construction and remodeling services to qualified homeowners throughout Lee County. Lee Builders Care is headquartered at the Lee BIA office at 6835 International Center Blvd., Suite 4, in Fort Myers. The Building Industry Association (www.BIA.net ) is a 63-year-old association affiliated with National Home Builders Association and Florida Home Builders Association that serves to strengthen our community by advancing a professional building industry through advocacy, education and services. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.com. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056. Follow Builders Care at Facebook.com/LeeBuildersCare or on Twitter @LeeBuildersCare.

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