Anyone volunteering at a build site knows Joel Palmquist, SCVHFH's full-time construction-site supervisor. He had been helping Habitat for many years before accepting the position formally in 2008.
A carpenter and former university employee, he began volunteering to build Habitat houses 27 years ago after a couple he heard speak at church uprooted themselves to start a Habitat in Utah. Their actions inspired him.
Besides volunteering for most builds in St. Croix Valley, he also served on the board and chaired the construction committee. Joel says he enjoys seeing everyone work as a team and that the homes make a big difference in people's lives, especially children's.
His duties consist of leading home construction, partnering with volunteers, donors and materials suppliers to keep construction moving!