In the winter of 2005-2006, The Home Builders Care Foundation commenced construction
at the Shepherds Cove Shelter in Capitol Heights, Maryland.
Operated by United Communities Against Poverty in partnership with the Prince George's
County Department of Social Services, Shepherds Cove is a 100-bed emergency and transitional
shelter for homeless women and children.
All four heavily-used bathrooms in the shelter were completely gutted and refurbished
through the Home Builders Care program. The construction value of the project was
originally estimated by County sources to be over $100,000. However, through an in-kind
matching-fund arrangement with HBCF, the county has saved well over $60,000 in construction
Renovations to the bathrooms included new floors, entry doors, partitions, improved
lighting and fresh coats of paint. In addition, three new accessible shower stalls,
new toilets and upgraded vanities were installed in each of the four bathrooms to
better meet the needs of the residents and staff.
A team from Bozzuto Homes, Inc. (BHI) provided key Builder Captain project management
and coordination services. Marty Neitzey of Prince George's County's Office of Central
Facilities served as project manager on behalf of the shelter.
Bozzuto's team was led by HBCF Board member Mark Barberich,, Senior Vice President/Director
of Homebuilding Services, Pre-Construction/Purchasing Manager David Coppersmith,
and Onsite Supervisor/Manager Bill Barton, who graciously postponed his retirement
by a month in order to complete the project.
Ten additional subcontractors are also contributing to the project. They include:
* Baltimore Door and Frame
* Creative Touch Interiors
* Frank Waters Inc.
* G & I Contracting
* J.O Construction
* JW & Sons Drywall
* Masters Inc.
* Metropolitan Industries Inc.
* Rommel Electrical Systems
To Find Shelter in Prince George's County, please call the Central Point of Intake,
the homeless hot line at 1-888-731-0999.