DALLAS, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company, the nation's leading general builder, and Hearts and Hammers Dallas, a non-profit agency dedicated to refurbishing homes for low-income residents, are celebrating their 25th anniversaries in North Texas. Known for strong community involvement, Turner employees have spent close to 10,000 hours over the course of 22 years volunteering with Hearts and Hammers to refurbish and restore homes for citizens in need throughout the North Texas area.
Starting September 17, Turner employees will begin working on three homes in the Dallas Love Field neighborhood. Donating manpower and building materials, Turner has been a steadfast partner for the Hearts and Hammers organization and a constant source of motivation on projects that benefit underserved neighborhoods and homeowners alike. Once these three homes are completed, Turner will have given around 800 volunteer hours to Hearts and Hammers in 2011 alone.
"Working with Hearts and Hammers is rewarding for Turner employees, and gives the low income families we help an opportunity to live in safer, more energy-efficient housing, while bringing positive changes into their community," said Chad Prochaska, a senior estimator at Turner and a council member and Hearts and Hammers team leader.
Hearts and Hammers provides guidance to group leaders while teaching volunteers how to make repairs that weatherize and beautify homes. Volunteers also learn the steps needed to bring older buildings up to city code compliance. The Hearts and Hammers Planning Council members coordinate all activities on project days and provide support throughout the year to team captains and volunteers.
"Community involvement is important to all our employees," said Patrick Little, Logistics manager for Turner Construction and a Hearts and Hammers team leader. "For the past 21 years, Turner Construction has worked side-by-side with Hearts and Hammers. Together, these organizations are strong supporters dedicated to improving the living standards and the neighborhoods for North Texas families."
Founded in 1902, Turner is the leading general builder in the U.S., with Texas regional offices in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. During 2009, Turner completed $7.4 billion of construction worldwide, with more than $400 million in Texas. For more information, visit Turner's website at www.turnerconstruction.com.
SOURCE Turner Construction Company