LEE BUILDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION BUILDERS CARE INC

Making a Difference One Life Changing Gift at a Time

aka Lee BIA Builders Care   |   Fort Myers, FL   |  www.leebuilderscare.org

Mission

Builders Care mission is to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means.

Ruling year info

2006

Executive Director

Becky Swift

Main address

6835 International Center Blvd Unit 4

Fort Myers, FL 33912 USA

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EIN

20-2640022

NTEE code info

Home Improvement/Repairs (L81)

Housing Rehabilitation (L25)

Housing Rehabilitation (L25)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Builders Care mission is to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means. Builders Care focus is to provide no cost emergency construction services to elderly and/or individuals with disabilities of all ages who are in financial need and living with housing conditions that pose a safety or health threat.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Emergency Construction Repairs

Emergency home repairs for the elderly, disabled, disabled children and economically disadvantaged homeowners of Lee County.

Population(s) Served

To provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means.

Population(s) Served

To provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled individuals, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means. The purpose of Builders Care is to promote safe and healthy housing for seniors and disabled individuals of all ages. Builders Care improves the health and well-being of families and individuals in our community by providing home repair services at no cost to those who could not otherwise afford it; leaving one of our most fragile populations at risk. Some of the repairs and renovations we provide is making homes handicap accessible, building/installing wheelchair ramps, installing non-slip flooring, complete bathroom renovations for handicap accessibility, replacing and/or repairing roofs, electrical and plumbing repairs, installing heating and air conditioning, addition of grab bars, widening doorways for accessibility and extensive repairs due to extremely unsafe conditions.
Builders Care helps elderly and/or disabled individuals remain independent and continue living in their homes by providing home renovations and accessibility at no cost to the homeowner.
Making a difference. One life-changing gift at a time.

Builders Care relies heavily on donated services and materials but also discounted services from contractors, subcontractors and, businesses. Along with monetary donations and financial assistance through grants, we can leverage and stretch every dollar to help more families and individuals in need. Annually, Builders Care has two events in which 100% of the proceeds go directly to supporting our mission of providing emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means.
The community also participates by providing fundraising services and volunteers to work on renovation projects to provide critical housing repairs for our neighbors in need.

Builders Care has a 14-member, volunteer Board of Directors consisting of building industry experts and community members who play an active role in guiding the organization and the organizations two full-time staff.
Experienced staff including the executive director and project assistant work with the Board of Directors to fulfill a core need in our community.
Between the Builders Care Board of Director and staff there is over 15 years’ experience with Builders Care and 30+ years in construction.

To date, Builders Care has provided over $4.8 million dollars to over 425 elderly and/or disabled individuals of all ages in need. We take great pride in knowing that our partners stand behind us and continue to work with us on several projects a year. Additionally, we are happy to see an increase in the number of volunteers participating in our program.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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LEE BUILDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION BUILDERS CARE INC

Board of directors
as of 2/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Dan Beiter

Annette Nilles

Nilles Design Group

PJ Anzalone

Ferguson

Justin Thibaut

LSI Companies

Michael Reitmann

Wendi Carroll

Carroll Properties

Nathan Ritter

Cape Coral Plumbing

Trevor Taulman

Taulman Pest Control

Chuck Thornton

Ferguson

Steve Krystyniak

Achieva Credit Union

Casey Crowther

Target Roofing

Ken Solmonson

Beattie Development

Phillip Ford

Lee Building Industry Association

Frank Jenkins

Frank R. Jenkins Custom Homes

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes