NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - Dan Ryan and Dan Ryan Builders have long been involved with Habitat for Humanity, but last year, the Charleston Division got involved—and loved it. The staff had such a rewarding experience building houses for local families in need that they decided to sponsor the latest house they worked on. Together, more than 20 Dan Ryan employees, contractors, Boeing and College of Charleston volunteers, the “Thursday” crew of retired professional builders, and many more spent nearly five months building a home for Mrs. Brown and her family. As part of Habitat’s terms, Mrs. Brown, too, contributed 500 hours of “sweat equity” helping to construct the home. On September 23, it all finally paid off when she and dozens of others celebrated Habitat’s dedication ceremony—and she received the keys to her new home.
Jeremy Browning, Executive Director of Charleston Habitat for Humanity, kicked off the ceremony in the front yard congratulating Mrs. Brown, and he also personally thanked Dan Ryan Builders and Curt Wegner, Division President of Dan Ryan Builders Charleston Division, for all their work, their time and their donations toward the home. While the company donated $25,000 to the construction of Mrs. Brown’s home, they worked with numerous local contractors to get the rest of the supplies donated.
“We’re thrilled to be a part of Habitat for Humanity,” Wegner said at the dedication. “Dan Ryan and Dan Ryan Builders have a long history of giving back to the community and it just makes sense with our business and our industry to partner with Habitat.” He continued, “We’re thrilled to have been able to sponsor the entire build here, not only through our donation, but through the contributions and time and effort of supply buyers, sub-contractors and our trade partners.”
A special thanks goes out to all of Dan Ryan’s trade partners who donated to the Habitat for Humanity project: Super Concrete, Atlantic Building Components, Builders First Source, Campbell Plumbing, Fogel HVAC, Taylor Made Electric, Palmetto Exterminators, Simpson Strong-Tie, Low Country Renovations, Simons Construction, Pfaehlar Millwork, East Coast Wall Systems, Navarro Painting, Cohens Drywall, Archers Exteriors, Priority One Waste, Access Toilets, Baytree Landscaping, Manale Landscaping, Charleston Shelving & Mirror, City Electric, Décor, Masterbrand, and Alpha EMC.
Habitat’s site manager, John Hull, said this is one of five homes the non-profit has built in the community, with plans to construct 15 more. Dan Ryan also has plenty in store for new construction, and that includes several communities of their own throughout the lowcountry like Magnolia at Cane Bay in Summerville, Bridlewood Farms in Ridgeville and Creekside Village in Ladson
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