Entries by Deanna Saldana

Immediate Employment-ReStore Warehouse Manager

  Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties Job Description – Warehouse Manager Position Objective The ReStore Warehouse Manager represents the Habitat for Humanity brand through supervision of the ReStore’s warehouse activities at the Visalia and Hanford ReStores. Develop and implement procedures related to donation intake and transfer ReStore sales floor. Schedule, pickup, and unload donations […]

Saying Farewell to Dirk Holkeboer

  One June 30th, the day of Dirk’s retirement, more than 70 friends, family & co-workers, present and past, met at the Wyndham Hotel to celebrate a 33-year career in support of affordable housing. Check out Dirk’s timeline below. Left an 8-year career as a lawyer in a 200-staff law firm, making good money, to […]

Habitat Executive Director Announces Retirement

  With heartfelt gratitude, Habitat for Humanity of Tulare and Kings Counties announces the retirement of its Executive Director, Dirk Holkeboer, effective June 30, 2021.  Dirk has served as Habitat’s Executive Director for the past 7 years, leading a team that has significantly expanded Habitat’s operations in Tulare and Kings Counties during that time in […]

RE/MAX Visalia team break-ground with Habitat

  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 […]

House Dedication in Hanford

  Habitat started building their fifth home in the City of Hanford, on Friday July 29th, 2020 and 10 months later, more than 40 community members joined new homeowners Victor Gray, Danielle Solorio and their son Evan as they celebrated the completion of their forever home. Among the guests were Hanford City Mayor Francisco Ramirez, […]

Habitat remembers a founding board member

  In February, one of the founding forces behind the local Habitat for Humanity chapter passed away. Bob Marshall filled his 96+ years with a commitment to his community and its most vulnerable members fueled by a Quaker-infused sense of justice. From redeveloping a block of old houses in Philadelphia, to leading Self-Help Enterprises through […]

Construction Manager Position Available

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF TULARE/KINGS COUNTIES CONSTRUCTION MANAGER – JOB DESCRIPTION Supervisor:  Executive Director Relationship to Mission:  To help Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties meet the goal of Building Houses, Building Lives, Building Hope, and Building Community. General Description: Oversee construction process of Habitat houses (includes new construction and rehabilitation) Responsibilities: Develop a written […]


  In Memoriam – Malcolm Dutch The last 12 months have been an extremely difficult time for many of us and the community that we share. As Habitat deals with the uncertainties of our current health and economic challenges, we rely on the guidance of thoughtful leaders, particularly the Habitat Board of Directors. Earlier this […]

Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore helps build communities

  HANFORD — Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties ReStore in Hanford is helping build communities in more ways than one. The ReStore, located at 415 W. Lacey Blvd., is essentially a home improvement thrift store, where donations of new and used items related to the home, including appliances, furniture, windows and doors, cabinets, flooring, […]

Christmas Break-in!

  Habitat had a Christmas break-in! Thieves abound this time of year and they didn’t mind breaking in and taking much needed tools from Habitat for Humanity. Monday morning, December 14th, Habitat staff discovered that one of our construction trucks had been broken into. The metal tool box was broken and much needed construction tools […]