Derrick Custom Homes wins awardDerrick Custom Homes was recognized for its charitable work by the National Housing Endowment in a ceremony in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 13.
By: Special to the Bulletin, Woodbury Bulletin
Derrick Custom Homes was recognized for its charitable work by the National Housing Endowment in a ceremony in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 13.
The New Richmond, Wis.-based homebuilder received the bronze award in the endowment’s third annual “Builder Achievement Awards for Outstanding Community Service.”
The award honored Derrick for building a handicapped-accessible home at cost for Minnesota National Guardsman Sgt. John Kriesel, who lost both legs in a 2006 roadside bomb attack near Fallujah in Iraq.
Derrick owner Ronald L. Derrick and his employees rounded up donors, coordinated volunteers and provided their own expertise to build the $575,000 house. Derrick will give the $2,500 bronze award donation to Grace Place and Faith House.
Seven other builders were also honored at the ceremony, which took place at the 2008 International Builders’ Show.
Entrants were reviewed by a panel of builders and industry professionals and evaluated based on member participation, community impact, creativity and history of charitable giving.
The National Housing Endowment was established in 1987 by the National Association of Home Builders. For more information,visit www.nationalhousingendowment.org.