August 12, 2008
HSA and FDC Donate Kitchen Cabinetry to Habitat for Humanity for Ypsilanti Home
SALINE, MI — The Saline–based remodeling firm Homeowner Services of America, Inc. (HSA) and its sister company First Design Cabinetry (FDC) have donated a complete set of kitchen cabinetry to Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley (HHHV) for an Ypsilanti, Michigan home now in the finishing stages of rehabilitation.
HSA and FDC delivered the cabinetry, having retail value of more than $3,000, on August 12 to the home being rehabilitated at 326 Garland St. near E. Cross St. and N. Prospect Rd. on Ypsilanti’s near east side.
"Habitat for Humanity does an excellent job of providing good housing for those less fortunate," said David Rhoads, the founder and president of HSA and FDC. "I am grateful that the success of my businesses gives me the ability to help Habitat’s efforts by donating this cabinetry."
Since 1985, Homeowner Services of America has successfully completed over 600 home remodeling projects. The company specializes in kitchens, baths, basements, additions, dormers, and master suites. HSA also modifies homes for those with special needs — for example, senior citizens, disabled people, and others.
First Design Cabinetry provides cabinetry for kitchens, baths, and home offices. Its solutions range from basic to fully customized cabinets, including framed and unframed units. FDC is an authorized dealer of Ultracraft, Diamond, and other cabinet lines.
David Rhoads is a past president of the Home Builders Association of Washtenaw County, a current executive director of the state HBA, and a Saline City Council member. He is certified by AARP and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) to adapt homes for easier living by senior citizens. In 2004, the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce selected Rhoads as Saline’s Citizen of the Year in recognition of his community involvement.
First Design Cabinetry is also located at 199 W. Michigan Ave., Saline, MI 48176. The company can be contacted by phone at (734) 944–3321, by email at: sales@fdc–kitchen.com, or online at www.fdc–kitchen.com.
Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley is a non–profit, volunteer–driven organization that works to eliminate poverty housing. HHHV volunteers build and rehabilitate homes in partnership with families who demonstrate need. Since 1990, the organization has constructed nearly 80 homes in Washtenaw County.
HHHV is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (www.habitat.org). Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built nearly 300,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent, and affordable shelter for more than 1.5 million people.
More information is available from Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley, 170 Aprill Dr., Suite A, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Phone: (734) 677–1558. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On August 12, David Rhoads (left), founder and president of Homeowner Services of America and First Design Cabinetry, met Bill Dunphy (right), a construction coordinator for Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley, outside the Saline headquarters of HSA and FDC as they prepared to deliver a complete set of kitchen cabinetry donated by HSA and FDC to an Ypsilanti home under rehabilitation by HHHV volunteers.