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‘Blitz build’ coming along

Kathy Heicher
Shane Macomber/Vail DailyMick Collins donated his time and that of his his Cala Monda Construction crew to work on the "Blitz Build" project in part of Habitat for Humanity Friday in the Buckhorne Valley subdivision in Eagle. The walls, prefabricated at another construciton site, started going up on Dec. 17.

GYPSUM – The best present for the Bopp family of Edwards this holiday may be the knowledge that their “blitz build” Habitat for Humanity home is moving along, right on schedule.”It’s moving well,” Mick Collins of Kalamunda Construction, which is donating the framing labor for the project, said Monday. “The framing for the roof is being finished as we speak.”. Collins expected the framing to be completed before Christmas Day.

Colorado Fasteners of Vail is donating the fasteners, nails and basic hardware for the framing. Some of the exterior fascia and window framing still needs to be completed, but all in all, said Collins, “I think everybody involved is doing a good job. So far, it’s looking pretty good.”Which amazes George Sisneros, general manager of TCC, who said he drove by the project not long ago and wondered whether it would be ready for his roofers this week. But, when the weekend came, the roof trusses were up and just about finished. In his business, he added, it typically takes a year or year-and-a-half to get this far along on a home. “I think it’s going excellently,” he said.

TCC is donating the roofing materials and labor, and was scheduled to begin roofing the middle of last week. When Barbara Duncan of Hermes Custom Homes, which is partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Eagle and Lake Counties to build the home, called Sisneros and asked him if he would be interested in contributing to the project, Sisneros decided he’d find a way to provide 100 percent of the roof materials and labor. His supplier, Fowler Peth Roofing Supply of Rifle agreed to provide the materials, while Sisneros and his team are providing all the labor. “It seemed like a good cause, and something where we could give back to the community,” Sisneros said.

“It’s a good thing to help out the less fortunate in life, now and then,” added Collins. “This lady really needs it.”The hope is that the Bopp family will move into their new home by sometime in February.”It’s pretty amazing to me to see this kind of stuff in the media and on television, and then to see it going up in our own valley,” Sisneros said. Last Saturday, he said, the home was swarming with people. “I’m sure most of the people are donating their time,” he said. “It’s wonderful when you see the community come together like that.”Vail Colorado

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