Home Builders Blitz

June 5-9, local professional builders and construction experts will join Habitat for Humanity of Wake County to build five safe, affordable homes in one week during the annual Home Builders Blitz. Dan Ryan Builders and Savvy Homes are each building a house during the Blitz. Builders partnering to build three more homes include Bost Custom Homes, Braswell Construction Company, Cityscape Homes, Homes by Dickerson, Poythress Construction Company, Revolution Homes, Robuck Homes, Saussy Burbank, Snyder-Hankins Custom Homes, Sundance Signature Homes, Triple A Homes, and Winslow Custom Homes.

About Home Builders Blitz

Tom Gipson, founder of Home Builders Blitz and Habitat Wake Advisory Board Member

Builders Blitz began in 2002 when local custom home builder and visionary Tom Gipson recruited 12 builders to construct one house each in a five-day period. He asked the builders to donate the labor, secure the assistance of subcontractors, and seek donations of the needed materials, from frame to finish. The results were astounding: 12 homes were completed in five days.

In 2006, the Home Builders Blitz became a national model:  More than 1,000 professional homebuilders teamed with 130 Habitat affiliates across the United States, building 459 homes which provided housing for nearly 2,000 people. For his leadership in this effort, and for helping to impact so many lives by providing affordable housing through Habitat for Humanity, Gipson was recognized as an “Ultimate Volunteer” by The View in 2009.

Gipson’s leadership is significant in Wake County: To date, 88 of the 550 homes Habitat Wake has completed  were constructed by professional builders during the Builders Blitz.

All Habitat Wake Homeowners contribute 200 hours of “sweat equity,” pay $1,700 in closing costs, and have an affordable mortgage. Because Builders Blitz homes are built in one week, the owners of these homes have the opportunity to contribute sweat equity hours building the homes of their neighbors.

2017 Location – Neuse Ridge Community, Raleigh

This year’s hospitality tent, sponsored by Fonville Morisey Barefoot, is located at 5535 Neuse View Drive, Raleigh.

National Blitz Sponsors

Delta Gypsum
Ply Gem
Martin Marietta
Schneider Electric
Whirlpool Appliances

2017 Builder Sub-Contractors and Partners

Ace Vinyl Siding
Air Systems Services
All-Pro Insulation
Alpha Omega
Arnold’s Drywall
Atlantic Coast Cabinets
B&B Maintenance Enterprises
Barbour Pourrone Plumbing & Service
Bernal and Associates
BMC – Building Materials & Construction Solutions
Blake Distributors
Boss Services
Builders First Source
Builder Wholesale Flooring
Capital Tile & Flooring
Carey Security and Sound
Carolina Air Conditioning Co.
Carolina Lopez Framing
Celey’s Quality Plumbing
CertainTeed Corporation
The Chef’s Academy
CNA Carpentry
Coleman Floor Company
Cotton Inc.
Custom Home Exteriors
Cut II Fit
Debris Resource
Delta Gypsum
Designer Floor Fashions
84 Lumber
Empire Eats
Evans Plumbing Inc.
Ferguson Enterprises
Finish Line Supply
1st Choice Cabinetry
Ford Companies
Gardner Roofing & Construction
Guillermo Painting
ITC Millwork
Juarez Painting
Kitchen Cabinet Distributors
Kitchen Cabinets of Raleigh
Locklear Roofing
MasterBrand Cabinets
MurCo. Property Services
MSF Electric
M.W. Blake Landscaping
Northern Woodworks
PBS – Professional Builders Supply
Pedro Electric
Perez Painting & Drywall
Progress Lighting
Quality Closets
Raleigh Lanehardt Electric Co.
Raleigh Plumbing & Heating
Raynor-Bryan Construction
Reliable Home Solutions
Rite Rug
Robco Residential
Rojas Installation
RSH Construction
Schneider Electric
Service Building Supply
Services Unlimited Heating & Air
Southern Landscape Professionals
Sparkle and Shine Cleaning Services
Stock Building Supply
Sweetwater Plumbing
Talbert Building Supply
Tatum Insulation II
Taylor’s Nursery
Tijuana Flats Burrito Co.
3C Kitchen & Bath
Tool Time Services
Trademark Roofing & Gutter Co.
TRADEMARK Seamless Gutter Co.
Universal Forest Products
U.S. Foods
Vintage Shutters & Hardware
Wakefield Lighting
Wayne Sherron Construction
WeatherMaster Heating & Air Conditioning
Woodcrest Construction