Mar
28
2015

News

Harris Helps Habitat for Humanity Build New Homes in Martinez, California

Harris partnership with Habitat continues with an East Bay team build

California Corporate Social Responsibility


    Martinez, CA -

    On Saturday, March 28, a group of 30 Harris employee owners, family and friends volunteered with Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley at the Muir Ridge Development site in Martinez. Habitat plans to construct 20 new single-lot affordable homes at the site located on Pacheco Boulevard, about one mile northwest of the intersection of Interstate 680 and Highway 4.

    According to Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley, the development is expected to include a combination of three and four bedroom detached single-family homes with living areas ranging from approximately 1,260 to 1,600 square feet. The homes will also incorporate many green building features, focusing on air quality and energy and water efficiency.

    Harris volunteers helped remove forms from a recently poured foundation, as well as installed rebar and forms to prepare another home’s foundation for an upcoming concrete pour. Framing has begun on one of the homes on-site and Harris volunteers helped install plywood.

    This is the fourth Harris and Habitat for Humanity event since the companies announced a partnership in June 2014 in honor of Harris’ 40th anniversary. For 40 years, Harris has been building stronger communities and helping achieve Habitat’s vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

    Since forming the partnership with Habitat, Harris has hosted two other builds in Escondido and Los Angeles, sponsored a Framing the Future breakfast, and donated more than $17,000 to the organization.

    About Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley

    Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. We revitalize neighborhoods, build affordable and sustainable housing solutions, and empower families through successful homeownership. Since 1986, we have partnered with volunteers, the community, and qualified families with limited incomes to strengthen communities in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara Counties.


    About Harris

    Harris is a 100% employee-owned company focused on solving today's complex challenges in planning, construction and design. Our offices and project sites span the West Coast in California, Nevada and Washington with a staff of nearly 200 employee-owners. We focus on serving clients in water, municipal, transportation, and education markets. www.WeAreHarris.com

    For More Information

    Nathan M. Couch / Director, Marketing + Communications

    925.827.4900, ext. 1125
    nathan.couch@WeAreHarris.com


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