RE/MAX Visalia team break-ground with Habitat

Susan Cardenas, Deanna Saldana, Ed Evans and Dirk Holkeboer at a groundbreaking with shovels.


The start of every Habitat build project is special, and the morning of April 20th was very special. More than 40 members of the RE/MAX Visalia team joined Habitat staff and board members to break ground on a new project at 320 N.W. 1st street.

“RE/MAX Visalia is proud to have served the Tulare County real estate marketplace for 25 years. In celebration of this milestone, RE/MAX Visalia is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to build a home in Visalia alongside a low-income family. The home will be completed with the sweat of the agents of RE/MAX on site working with the selected homeowner. Additionally, contractors and industry businesses are encouraged to JOIN IN with contributions of money, materials and labor,” said Ed Evans.

RE/MAX is donating the lot at NW 1st Avenue and Pearl Street and raising CASH and contractor support to fund the project. Donation levels include: Craftsman Sponsor ($550), Foundation Builder ($1,500), Wall Raiser ($2,500), Roof Raiser ($5,000), Community Builder ($10,000), Master Home Builder ($25,000).

“Building homes is just part of our mission here at Habitat”, said Resource Development Director Deanna Saldana. “Building community is a key component to Habitat’s homeownership program and the families we serve. Working with the team at RE/MAX Visalia and other businesses in Tulare County brings people together to raise walls while helping a family build strength, stability and self-reliance. Affordable housing is so important to our community, and this effort gives us all an opportunity to make a real difference.” Work-bee days will be organized through the year as this home is built for a special Visalia family.

Ed Evans, Broker and Owner of RE/MAX Visalia added that “this is our way to give back to the community. We have been blessed with so much business and this is just a token of our appreciation.”

Special thank you to Rob Smith at Smith Promotions for sponsoring the t-shirts. Check out all the great pictures from the groundbreaking. 

Wall Raiser Sponsors $2500: The Discover Team, Rock ‘n’ Real Estate, Primary Residential Mortgage, D.R. Horton, Alisa Saterlee & Associates.

Foundation Builders $1500: Maria Helm

Craftsman Sponsors $550: Josephy Nguyen, Property ID, Hagin Realty.

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