Lee BIA Builders Care, Christopher Alan Homes and community partners came together on Jan. 13 to write Notes of Love on the framework of a new home being built at no cost to a Fort Myers homeowner.
Nancy Jackson, a third-generation Fort Myers native, has lived in her residence for more than 20 years, but the home’s condition was deteriorating. Jackson learned of Builders Care, a nonprofit that provides emergency construction services at no cost to elderly and/or disabled homeowners. She had a small request for the organization to repair some damage around her home.
When Builders Care brought in partner Christopher Alan Homes, the scope of the project took on new life. Dilapidated flooring, plumbing, electrical and many other issues throughout the home presented significant safety concerns for the homeowner given her health issues and limited mobility. Rather than remodel, Builders Care and Christopher Alan Homes requested permission to demolish the entire structure and are now in the process of rebuilding a new, accessible home that will provide Jackson with greater safety and comfort for years to come.
The framework of the new home is complete, and more than two dozen supporters came together during a Notes of Love ceremony to celebrate the project milestone by leaving special messages on the walls and framework of the new home.
“With these Notes of Love, the Jackson family will always be surrounded by the community’s well wishes, words of encouragement and blessings,” said Crystal Stouten, executive director of Lee BIA Builders Care. “An entire home rebuild is a unique project for Builders Care, and it’s made possible through the generosity of Christopher Alan Homes. The level of thought and detail in their approach – even consulting with Nancy on which bathroom features she’d like included in her new home – is so appreciated and will change the trajectory of life for this homeowner and her family.”
Since 2005, Lee BIA Builders Care has helped nearly 500 individuals and families by providing A/C repairs, wheelchair ramps, roof replacements, remodeling projects and other critical repairs that allow deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, to live safely and comfortably in their own homes. Projects are made possible through generous donors and community partners who provide labor and materials to bring a project into reality.
“This was the first time in our company’s history to take on a project of this size, but it’s one that we jumped into wholeheartedly,” said Tony Schutt, senior vice president of operations at Christopher Alan Homes. “From the moment we saw the home, we knew that this would be a whole-home rebuild. We’re so grateful for the opportunity to help Ms. Jackson and her family and to make this home really special for them.”
When asked what this gift means to her, Jackson could summarize the significance in one word:
“Everything,” she said. “I thank God, and I thank everybody that did this for me. I appreciate everything. My dream really came true.”
To learn more about Builders Care and its mission, please visit LeeBuildersCare.org.
About Lee BIA Builders Care
The mission of Lee BIA Builders Care is to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means. Lee BIA Builders Care offers a full range of no-cost emergency construction services to improve the safety and health for needy seniors and disabled individuals of all ages by enlisting the expertise and donated services and materials of contractors, sub-contractors and businesses. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $5 million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need. Builders Care is funded through financial donations, grants and donated services and materials to provide emergency construction services to qualified homeowners throughout the community. Lee BIA Builders Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization under the charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association. Lee BIA Builders Care is headquartered at 6835 International Center Blvd. #4 in Fort Myers. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056, and by following Builders Care at www.Facebook.com/LeeBuildersCare.
About Christopher Alan Homes
Christopher Alan Homes is a privately owned homebuilder based in Fort Myers, Florida. Founded in 2011, the company quickly became the fourth-largest builder in Southwest Florida, breaking into the US Builder 100 in 2022. CAH continues a strong growth trajectory throughout Florida’s Southwest and East Central Coast regions. The company also has expansion plans to the surrounding areas of Tampa and Orlando, accompanying its expanded suite of home plans. Christopher Alan Homes distinguishes itself as a true hometown builder emphasizing individual integrity, a culture of excellence, and service to the community while crafting high-quality homes at attainable prices. For more information about Christopher Alan Homes, please visit christopheralanhomes.com or call 435-655-5361.