FORT MYERS, Fla. – Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), has announced its 2022 board of directors, led by President Justin Thibaut, Vice President Annette Nilles, Secretary Steve Krystyniak, Treasurer Ken Solmonson and Immediate Past President P.J. Anzalone.
Other members selected for the 2022 board include Paul Beattie, Dan Beiter, Wendi Carroll, Phillip Ford, Jamey Nassef, Michael Reitmann, Nathan Ritter, Trevor Taulman, Charles Thornton, and Jeff Underwood. Gregg Truxton, Esq., will serve as legal counsel to the board.
The board of directors assists Lee BIA Builders Care Executive Director Crystal Stouten in carrying out the organization’s 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.
“As champions for Builders Care and the homeowners we serve, our board members play an essential role in furthering our impact within the community,” Stouten said. “Their devotion to our neighbors in need is vital to our mission and our continued efforts to empower families to live safely and comfortably in their homes.”
Board members guide the nonprofit in selecting recipients for donated construction services and raising funds for projects, overseeing the agency’s operational and financial policies, and helping to plan and coordinate renovation projects and events.
The Award Goes To…….
Along with the installments of the 2022 Board, Lee BIA Builders Care Honored and Awarded its supporting partners of 2021.
Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), recently presented its annual awards that honored community partners and volunteers for their commitment to Lee County homeowners in need.
“Our volunteers and partners are tremendous advocates for Builders Care, and we are truly grateful for the many ways that they support our mission and the homeowners we serve,” said Crystal Stouten, executive director of Lee BIA Builders Care. “Whether they are volunteering their time or helping fund a life-changing project, these individuals and companies continually go above and beyond to support local homeowners in need.”
Awards include: Volunteer of the Year, presented to Ken Solmonson of Beattie Development; Partner of the Year, recognizing Raymond Building Supply; Contractor Partner of the Year, presented to Beattie Development; and the Michael English Hearts and Hammers Award, awarded to P.J. Anzalone of Ferguson Enterprises.
To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has helped more than 475 Lee County households and provided over $4.8 million in emergency construction services and materials at no cost to families and local homeowners in need. To learn more, visit www.LeeBuildersCare.org.
About Lee BIA Builders Care
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 no-cost emergency construction services to improve the safety and health for needy seniors and disabled individuals of all ages by enlisting the expertise and donated services and materials of contractors, sub-contractors, and businesses. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $4.8 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 the community. Lee BIA Builders Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization under the charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association. Lee BIA Builders Care is headquartered at 6835 International Center Blvd. #4 in Fort Myers. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056, and by following Builders Care at www.Facebook.com/LeeBuildersCare.