Susan gains back some independence in Fort Myers

Lee Builders Care

Builders Care, the non-profit arm of the Lee Building Industry Association, were out building two ramps on Friday for an elderly woman in Ft. Myers whose primary form of mobility is here motorized wheelchair. Before Builders Care, Susan, 63, had no way to get her chair in and out of her home. She was stuck inside her home unless Good Wheels picked her up for an appointment and someone could wheel her out in her second non-motorized wheelchair that was stationed in the garage. Susan’s back is in such poor shape that she can barely stand and is in constant pain.

“Thank you so much for building this for me. I can now go check my own mail and get outside,” said Goodrich.

Goodrich is not alone. Builders Care has several homeowners, like Susan, waiting for ramps and other things like grab bars, roof repairs and more. “We are so grateful to companies like Harbor Springs Building Company that see the importance of giving back to the community and they want to help. This is what it’s all about,” said Heidi Taulman, executive director of Lee BIA Builders Care.

If you would like to get involved, please contact Builders Care at 239.938.0056 or e-mail

Heidi Taulman, Mike Runk and Susan Goodrich (center).