On January 24, the Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA) held its annual Installation Dinner featuring the industry’s Community Service Awards, a highlight of the evening.
The Community Service Awards are presented annually to individuals or organizations affiliated with the local home building industry in recognition of significant contributions to the community through unselfish efforts and dedication in support of projects that help the poor and disadvantaged in our communities. Winners are selected by the Board of Directors of the Home Builders Care Foundation, the 501 (c) (3) non-profit charity affiliated with MBIA.
Congratulations to Bozzuto Homes, winner of our 2017 Community Builder Award
Bozzuto’s work with Champ House Recovery in Bowie during 2017 has made a huge impact in the charity’s program operations. Champ House is a transitional therapeutic program for men who admittedly suffer from addiction to drugs and alcohol. Up to 15 men are able to reside at Champ House where they are provided the opportunity to regain control of their lives.
Starting in early 2017, the Bozzuto team began work to transform the garage into a rec room for the 15 men in residence. The garage was centrally located on the property and had long been an informal gathering area for the men. But the gathering area was simply a sofa and a few chairs sitting on a concrete floor. To make it more suitable, the team took out the existing garage door and substituted it with new framing, siding, a sliding glass door and 2 windows.
A few weeks later, crews from one of Bozzuto’s contractors, DeVere Insulation, arrived to install a donation of insulation for the basement, the garage areas, as well as the meeting room and lower house. New drywall, windows, doors and more are also being installed.
Bozzuto’s work is also inspiring others to give. For much more work at the home is in development including an updated bathroom and kitchen. Thank you and congratulations Bozzuto!