We just completed a home for a very deserving homeowner, Julie, as part of Habitat for Humanity’s Builders Blitz 2014. In just 1 week we were able to build a home from the ground up.

Home Builders Blitz is a partnership between Habitat for Humanity affiliates and the local building community to make sure families have a chance to own a simple, decent, affordable house. Mountainwood Homes partnered with Willamette West Habitat for Humanity to build the Blitz home in Hillsboro, Oregon.


Mountainwood Homes joins Willamette West Habitat for Humanity in nationwide building effort to build a home in a week

Professional homebuilders help Habitat hammer home the need for affordable housing

Hillsboro, OR (May 30, 2014) — A local homebuilder is partnering with Willamette West Habitat for Humanity to build one home in partnership with a low-income families seeking decent and affordable housing in Hillsboro as part of Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz 2014.

During this year’s 7-day-event, the nationwide project seeks to build and renovate nearly 260 homes, thanks to the skilled labor provided by local professional homebuilders and construction firms.

“Willamette West Habitat for Humanity is especially excited to participate in this national effort again this year. For the second time, Mountainwood Homes has taken the construction lead, found sub-contractors willing to donate time and materials, and are building a 1-story ADA home for a Little Person, designed and built around her unique needs,” said Habitat Executive Director Mark Forker.

Locally, Robert Wood of Mountainwood Homes agreed to head the project, offering the services of his company and staff while also finding subcontractors and suppliers to obtain materials and professional labor for the build.

“We appreciate all of the participation from our trade partners and suppliers as well as the local Habitat affiliate, said Mountainwood Homes President Robert Wood. “We wouldn’t be able to do this without everyone’s support and dedication.”

Home Builders Blitz 2014 is a partnership between Habitat for Humanity and the building industry to build homes across the nation. Builders and Habitat affiliates work closely to organize all aspects of building, including securing subcontractors and suppliers, fundraising and seeking donations of materials. Builders participating in the program this year will work with more than 80 Habitat affiliates.

“Many of Habitat’s most prolific supporters have come from the building community whose members understand the importance of creating strong communities,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “We are incredibly grateful that so many home builders choose to give of their time, talent and resources to help build hope in the lives of families in need of decent shelter.”

Local sponsors of the week include Allied Building Products, Anderson Construction & Drywall, Basco Appliances, Brothers Builders, C & S Construction, Cascade Concrete Accessories, Clackamas Electric, Craftwork Plumbing, DaBella Exteriors, Don Rhyne Painting, Ferguson Enterprises, Globe Lighting, Great NW Gutters, Knez, Lowe’s, Macadam Floor and Design, Mountainwood Homes, Oregon-Aire, Parr Lumber, Quadras, Siga, Suburban Door, Truss Components of Oregon.

Additionally, Habitat for Humanity would like to thank its national sponsors for their help in making this year’s Home Builders Blitz possible: Big Rentz, Bsafe, Columbia Forest Products, Delta Faucet, Dow, GAF, Gildan, Tom Gipson, Hunter Douglas, Irwin Tools, KraftMaid, Larson Manufacturing, Lowe’s, MaxLite, Masco Corporation, Panasonic Ventilation, Royal Building Products, Schneider Electric, Valspar, Whirlpool Home Appliances and Yale Lock & Hardware.

For more information on the Home Builders Blitz, contact Willamette West Habitat for Humanity at 503-844-7606/

About Willamette West Habitat for Humanity
Willamette West Habitat for Humanity helps hardworking families in Washington County achieve home ownership. To qualify for a Habitat home, families must have a steady income, be in need of decent shelter and be willing to contribute 500 hours of their own labor building their Habitat house. All homes are sold at no profit and financed with a 0% interest mortgage. Since 1988, Willamette West has served 94 families locally. To learn more, visit or follow us at


Read the article in the Hillsboro Tribune here