Builders Care recognizes community partners

Lee Builders Care

Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), recently honored its partnerships with local governments in recognition of their service and commitment to Southwest Florida’s elderly and individuals with disabilities and their families.

Builders Care hit a milestone completing over $2 Million in construction services in November 2012 and celebrated it by recognizing their corporate and community partners and volunteers.

Lee BIA Builders Care president, Butch Ritter said, “Through this partnership, Builders Care has worked very closely with all departments in Lee County and City of Fort Myers Community Development and want to acknowledge that staff in all departments – Planning, Building, Permitting, Inspections and Code Enforcement. They have played an integral role in the process of helping local citizens in need.”

“We are so blessed to have the hands on support of so many individuals and companies,” said Heidi Taulman, executive director, of Lee BIA Builders Care. “We simply could not do it without their continued support.”

City of Fort Myers City Council Photo Caption: Builders Care representatives present award to City of Fort Myers Council to recognize on-going leadership in providing emergency housing services to homeowners in need. From L to R: (back) Councilman Michael Flanders, Councilwoman Teresa Watkins Brown, Councilman Levon Simms, Mayor Randy Henderson, Councilman Johnny Streets, Councilman Forrest Banks, and Councilman Tom Leonardo. (front) Annette Nilles, Butch Ritter, Randy Thibaut and Heidi Taulman of Lee BIA Builders Care.

Lee County Board of County Commissioners Photo Caption: Heidi Taulman, Butch Ritter, Randy Thibaut and Michael Reitmann, Lee BIA Builders Care (front), pose with Lee County Commissioners, (left to right) John Manning, Larry Kiker, Cecil Pendergrass & Frank Mann, after presenting plaque recognizing partnership leading to $2 Million in construction services provided to Lee County homeowners in need. (not pictured Commissioner Tammy Hall)