ESCONDIDO — Hundreds of construction workers are swarming a site on North Elm Street in Escondido this week building three homes in five days for Habitat for Humanity.
“We started at 7 o’clock Monday morning and we will finish by 3 o’clock on Friday afternoon,” San Diego Habitat Executive Director Lori Holt Pfeiler said Tuesday during a visit to the property. “It’s really impressive.”
Sempra Energy employees are building a single-family house that will be sold to a wounded veteran as part of Habitat’s Building for the Brave program. Nearby, Shea Homes and Emmerson Construction are working on a duplex.
It’s all part of Habitat’s Home Builder’s Blitz, a national event that has built 1,000 affordable homes in 150 communities all over the country since 2006.
The homes are able to be constructed so quickly due simply to massive, knowledgeable, manpower, Holt Pfeiler said. Roughly 200 construction workers, some working through the nights, are on site each day. Being built from the ground up, the duplex was already fully framed and work was being done on the roof by midday Tuesday. …read more…