On Saturday May 14th, 2016, Kuiken Brothers completed its five day Build Week with Paterson, NJ Habitat for Humanity. Kuiken Brothers sponsored a house on Hamilton Avenue in the 4th ward of Paterson, NJ by supplying the building materials and manpower to frame the house over a five day time period. Over 70 Kuiken Brothers’ employee and vendor volunteers put in over 550 hours framing two stories of the house in record time. “What the Kuiken Brothers team was able to complete in just 5 days typically takes our team just over a month” said Gina Damiano, of Paterson Habitat. Throughout the week Kuiken Brothers staff worked side-by-side with our vendor partner volunteers from Culpeper, Boise Cascade Engineered Wood Products, FastenMaster, Simpson Strong-Tie, Trex, Andersen and REEB Millwork.
Kuiken Brothers has been partners with Habitat for Humanity for over 30 years and continues to believe in their vision to rebuild and make home ownership a possibilities for families in Paterson. We are proud to partner with such a wonderful organization.
We would like to thank all of the volunteers for their support and experience in helping us exceed our expectations. It was said best by one of our vendor volunteers “At the end of the day, everyone shook hands and you knew you were part of something special.”
If you would like more information about volunteering for Paterson Habitat for Humanity, or are able to make a financial donation, please click here Donate Now! or Volunteer. Paterson Habitat is working every day on and off the construction site to fight the affordable housing crisis.
Kuiken Brothers relationship with Paterson Habitat for Humanity dates back to 1984 when we supplied the lumber for their very first house. In 2013, Paterson Habitat for Humanity honored Kuiken Brothers with the Millard Fuller Award in recognition of the company’s support for Paterson Habitat as a supplier, donor and source of construction volunteers since that time. Named for Habitat For Humanity International founder Millard Fuller, the award is given to an individual or organization that reflects Fuller’s life and values. Since 2012, Kuiken Brothers has been a major sponsor of Paterson’s HFH Corporate Challenge, sending teams of employees to work on various projects and provide sweat equity for families with limited income. They are committed to building decent, safe affordable homes that are energy efficient, environmentally responsible and economical to maintain.