Photo by Sgt. Alvin Parson

Chief executive officers of several local companies are building Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk’s 200th home.

The CEOs from a broad spectrum of industries aim to complete the house in Wyandanch within three weeks of starting Sept. 10 as a part of the nonprofit’s Blitz Build — their first since 2011.

“We are committed to having a workforce that gives back to the communities we serve, and that commitment extends all the way to the top of our organization,” said Dan Eichhorn, president and CEO of PSEG Long Island, who is working alongside other executives. “That’s why we’re so proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk County for the CEO Build. It gives me a chance to fulfill our mission, personally, with many other leaders as we share in the satisfaction of building a home for our fellow Long Islanders.”

Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk has built homes with the goal of transforming lives and communities for more than 30 years. 

Other participating executives include those from Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Zebra Technologies, AVZ, Breslin Realty, Fairfield Properties, and others.

Habitat is also working with Axis Construction Corporation and the members of the National Association for the Remodeling Industry to build this house from start to finish.

“Axis Construction has developed a culture of giving back to the Long Island community” said Ralph Lambert, Axis CEO. “It is something that my family and I strongly believe in and have encouraged all employees to donate time and other available resources to give back to those in need of assistance and Habitat for Humanity is the embodiment of the culture we have at Axis.”

Others joining to help donate supplies and services include Hunter Insulation, J. Ratto Landscaping, Johnstone Supply, Super Marvin Enterprises, Triangle Building Products, and more.

“As NARI Community Service Chairman, I have learned that our members and most people in our industry want to be charitable with their time and pocketbooks and we love working with Habitat for Humanity,” said John Hogan, past president and current treasurer of NYC/LI NARI. “It’s the perfect opportunity for volunteers skilled and unskilled to lend a hand knowing that the finished home goes to deserving, hardworking members of our community who have been properly vetted.”

 

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