ABOUT LEE BIA BUILDERS CARE

Lee BIA Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (Lee BIA). The mission of Lee BIA Builders Care 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. Lee BIA Builders Care offers a full range of emergency construction services to improve the safety and health for seniors and individuals with disabilities in need by enlisting the expertise and donated services and material of Lee BIA Members, contractors, sub-contractors and businesses. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $4.5 million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need. Builders Care is funded through financial donations, grants, and donated services and materials to provide emergency construction services to qualified homeowners throughout Lee County.  Builders Care and the Lee BIA are headquartered at 6835 International Center Blvd. #4 in Fort Myers. The Lee Building Industry Association (www.BIA.net) is a 64-year-old association affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders and Florida Home Builders Association that serves to promote, protect and preserve homeownership, private property rights and affordable housing by advocating for balanced laws, regulation and fees through member education and outreach. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056. Follow Builders Care at Facebook.com/LeeBuildersCare.

HISTORY OF BUILDERS CARE

The Lee Building Industry Association (Lee BIA) founded Builders Care in 2005 to provide no-cost emergency home repair and renovation services to needy elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged homeowners.

These projects are possible thanks to the donated services and expertise of Lee BIA members. The program gives these local builders a way to work together on worthwhile community service projects while providing critical housing repairs for our neediest neighbors.

Recipients are referred to Builders Care by local social service agencies, churches and community members. Each case is carefully evaluated by Builders Care staff and governing board members to determine eligibility.

Builders Care is funded through financial donations and grants and donated services and materials from area builders, subcontractors and construction-related businesses. Churches and other community groups also participate by providing fundraising services and volunteers to work on renovation projects and referring applicants for services.