All hands were on deck on Veterans' Day November 11th when Interstate+Lakeland Lumber, Andersen Windows and Murphy Brothers Contracting joined Habitat for Humanity of Westchester (HFHWC) during the Veterans blitz build-a-thon. They added the all-important energy-efficient touches on the first two homes renovated for the HFHWC Veterans' Initiative completing the installation of all the new windows.
HFHWC has a major commitment to build for returning Veterans, repair homes for seniors, and hire Veterans. HFHWC currently has four Veterans on staff, Air Force, Marines, Navy, and Army. Five homes are underway and a target for 50 over the next five years. Andersen Windows and Interstate + Lakeland Lumber teamed up to donate all the energy-efficient 400 series Andersen windows for these two homes as well as committing to get involved on the next rehab project as well.
"When Sean and Chris Murphy called and asked if I would help them out with a home for vets project, I immediately asked, what do you need? To me, the veterans of this country deserve all of the support that we can give them. They are the ones who put themselves in harm's way so that we can enjoy the freedom that exists in this great country of ours. On behalf of everyone at Interstate+Lakeland Lumber, it is with great pride and pleasure to be part of this project that gives back to someone who gave so much of himself for us," stated Sheldon Kahan, President of Interstate+Lakeland Lumber.
"Nobody builds community better than Habitat! At Andersen we've been one of their biggest champions for more than 20 years. Building quality, affordable housing for families in need will be a key part of the rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Sandy. We are honored to partner with our friends at Interstate+Lakeland Lumber and Murphy Brothers Contracting to lend a hand," said Jerry Redmond, president, Andersen Windows.
About Interstate + Lakeland Lumber
Celebrating ninety years and introducing our fourth generation to the business, Interstate + Lakeland Lumber continues its commitment to providing outstanding service, quality materials and competitive pricing. Complex custom millwork or basic framing Interstate + Lakeland Lumber services the needs of Westchester & Fairfield counties' finest builders, architects and discerning homeowners.
Contact: Sheldon Kahan (203) 413 5222
About Habitat for Humanity
Mission Statement: Habitat for Humanity believes that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. We build and repair houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations. Our partner families purchase these houses through no-profit, no-interest mortgage loans or innovative financing methods
Contact: Jim Killoran(914) 403 4821
About Andersen Windows & Doors
Andersen Windows, Inc. is a part of Andersen Corporation; the largest window and door manufacturer in North America. The flagship Andersen® brand is the most recognized and most used brand in the window and patio door industry. In addition to the Andersen brand, Andersen Corporation includes Renewal by Andersen window replacement, Silver Line, and American Craftsman brand windows and doors sold exclusively at The Home Depot. Andersen was founded in 1903 and is privately owned. The company is known for its strong history of commitment to its business partners, employees, community and environmental stewardship. Andersen employs 9,000 people and markets products throughout North America and in South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Contact: Patrick Willer (914) 260-1732
About Murphy Brothers Contracting
Murphy Brothers Contracting, Inc. is owned and operated by brothers and partners, Christopher and Sean Murphy. What began in their childhood home in 1979, as local remodelers in Larchmont, NY, has grown into one of southern Fairfield and Westchester counties' premier construction companies, known for building beautifully designed custom homes, picture-perfect whole home renovations and distinctive commercial projects, particularly area golf, beach and boating clubs, (building residential quality into all their club projects). The company also fabricates their own custom cabinetry & millwork.