Habitat starts new duplex Thursday in Vail Valley | VailDaily.com

Habitat starts new duplex Thursday in Vail Valley

Vail Daily staff reportnewsroom@vaildaily.comVail, CO Colorado

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado -Habitat for Humanity will break ground Thursday on its fourth duplex at Fox Hollow in Edwards for two Vail Valley families. The Amaya and Castillo families, along with local volunteers, have already started working on their homes. Colorado Capital Bank, Eagle Ranch and Beck Building Company are new partners in Habitat’s efforts to help local, low-income families build and buy there own homes. The Fox Hollow development will have eight duplexes and eight local building companies have volunteered to oversee the management of one duplex. Last year, J.L. Viele Construction, Gregg & Co Builders and RA Nelson and Associates contributed over 10 hours per week of professional project management services. They assisted with everything from preparing the budget to coordinating subcontractors for the final completion of the homes. Beck has been involved with Habitat for Humanity at different levels for many years. It had held company volunteer days and provided financial support. From 2001-2002 Beck Building Company helped build three homes in Leadville.. The duplexes are also being built with green practices in mind. The Fox Hollow hopes to certified the LEED environmental building program. The hopes should save 40 percent to 60 percent on utility bills over the next 30 years. “The Fox Hollow housing project illustrates that sustainable, yet economically smart building, is possible,” said Keith Fernandez of Vail Resorts Development Company. Volunteers of all skill levels are needed. For more information about Habitat for Humanity, e-mail elyse@habitateaglelake.org. To volunteer, contact kalie@habitateaglelake.org or 970-376-5284.