HomeAid Houston, and two Greater Houston Builders Association Remodelers Council members, Gryphon Builders and Jeff Hunt Construction are combining resources to make renovations at the Krause Children’s Center, a Katy area residential treatment center for girls ages 12 to 17 in crisis. Allen Griffin, president of Gryphon Builders and Jeff Hunt, owner of Jeff Hunt Construction are pooling their vendor and supplier contacts along with several other RMC members to remodel a rest room in the lobby area of the Center. The building itself is dated, so plumbing and aesthetics are being upgraded and redesigned. Construction is slated to begin by late summer.
HomeAid Houston is a 501 c 3 charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA). HomeAid is instrumental in identifying local agencies in need of transitional housing for the homeless and then developing the team of builders, vendors and sponsors to construct them at minimal cost.
Krause Center serves these young girls who have survived extraordinarily hard circumstances. Many of them arrive at Krause after experiencing severe abuse or neglect and many have been removed from their homes or from foster care. At Krause, they begin to grow and heal through in-depth clinical therapy, personal development activities and spiritual care in a safe setting. Girls stay an average of six to eight months and begin to feel a restored sense of hope for their future.
“This project appealed to me for several reasons,” said Griffin, “the first being that the Center is receiving a plaque in memory of Leslie King, one of GHBA’s most respected builders and individuals within our industry. Also, being able to offer my construction management in partnership with HomeAid and another good friend and well-respected builder Jeff Hunt made working on the remodel rewarding in many ways. I enjoy what I do professionally, and when I can do that to better the lives of teens in crisis, there is not better feeling than that. HomeAid makes the process easy, as they are such an experienced and professional organization.”
“I echo Allen’s reasons for being a Builder Captain on the Krause Center,” said Hunt. “Knowing the Center will be honoring the memory of Leslie King makes working on the remodel rewarding. I am also impressed with the services Krause Center provides the teens who live there. A father of a teenage girl myself, I have a sense for the challenges these kids face, so offering my construction management experience to the remodel was a natural step. HomeAid is a true partner on the project and provides support during the construction.”
For more information on HomeAid Houston visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call 281-970-8970.