Blitz Build Set to Begin in Brewster

Local home builders and remodelers working on a Blitz Build in Harwich in 2015

BREWSTER – After a year of planning, Cape Cod home builders, remodelers and suppliers begin work Monday in Brewster to erect a home for a local family in just one week.

The Home Builders & Remodelers Association’s third Blitz Build will construct a Habitat for Humanity home on Paul Hush Way off Tubman Road between Routes 124 and 137.

“We have about 60 to 80 people a day on site,” said Peter Kimball, the owner of A P Kimball Construction and incoming board president of the association. “All of them are trade professionals. It’s a bit chaotic but we make it all happen.”

Work begins with framing Monday followed by electrical, mechanical and plaster board installation Tuesday. Interior finishes such as cabinets, plumbing fixtures and flooring will be installed Wednesday. The home will be painted on Thursday with last minute details wrapping up on Friday.

“There’s a lot of cooperation that has to happen and we really appreciate the trade guys who are doing the work,” Kimball said. “[They] kind of pull it together and help us make it happen.”

The Blitz Build is part of the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod’s mission statement to support and promote workforce housing on Cape Cod.

“Our partnership with Habitat has been a good avenue for us to highlight that need and simultaneously we get to help Habitat produce a house which they greatly appreciate,” Kimball said. “I think the combination has been a good thing for both organizations over the last few years and we are excited to be doing it again.”

Previous blitz homes were built in 2013 in Orleans and 2015 in Harwich.

Kimball said the best way for the community to get involved on a project like this is to continue to show support for Habitat for Humanity.

“This particular build is difficult for us to have them involved,” Kimball said. “And we haven’t done too much to do a financial drive to support this.”

Members of the association are donating their labor and materials to build the home.

“Certainly we are happy to have spectators turnout and see the process,” Kimball said.

A public ceremony to dedicate the home is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday.


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