Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders wins award for “Best Community Service Project” at the HBAA Annual Convention in Point Clear, Al.
In April 2014, Tannehill Historical State Park located in McCalla, AL, sustained major damage to its infrastructure due to a flash flood. 2014 GBAHB President Jeremy Wright is a commissioner for the Alabama Historic Ironworks Commission and wanted to gather GBAHB members together to build picnic tables, which would replace the ones washed downstream during the flood.
The goal was to get member volunteers together between 4 and 8 p.m. one day and build as many picnic tables as possible. Their goal was to build 48 tables in four hours. The materials had already been provided, so GBAHB members just needed to bring tools to build them.
A dozen or so members came together with their tools and a positive attitude. The first hour and half went by quickly as they were setting up their tools, assigning roles and figuring out a strategy. They then were able to put together an assembly line and were able to produce the tables more quickly once organized.
In a little more than 2 ½ hours, the GBAHB members were able to build 24 tables. They were not able to make their goal of 48, but, ultimately, they felt they were very successful in producing those 24 tables.