Raleigh NC Home Builder, Triangle Builders Guild Member Wins Ultimate Volunteer Contest


Triangle Builders Guild Member Wins Ultimate Volunteer Contest
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By: Triangle Builders Guild

The ABC television show “The View” joined forces with President Obama to celebrate people who volunteer their time to make this world a better place.

Raleigh NC home builder Tom Gipson, and one of the original founding members of the Triangle Builders Guild of Raleigh North Carolina, has been selected as the winner of the Ultimate Volunteer contest and appeared on the “The View” October 19, 2009 with Tim Minton, executive vice president of the HBA of Raleigh-Wake County, who nominated Gipson for the contest.

Gipson is being recognized for founding the nationwide Builder Blitz program in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. In 2006, he recruited more than 1,000 home builders to construct 459 Habitat homes in a single week

Gipson is a Raleigh NC home builder being recognized for founding the nationwide Builder Blitz program in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. In 2006, he recruited more than 1,000 home builders to construct 459 Habitat homes in a single week — the largest one-week blitz build in Habitat’s 30-year history. Another 269 homes were built in 2008, despite the housing downturn. “This whole thing is about the more than 1,500 builders who have stepped up to the plate to help build these homes,” Gipson said. “It speaks so well of the generosity of our industry.


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