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    April 12, 2024

    Home Sweet Habitat 🏡

    Homeownership is key to establishing strength, stability, and self-reliance within our communities and Habitat for Humanity has been critical in creating those strong and stable communities across the country. That is why Power Design partnered with Habitat for Humanity of West Pinellas and Pasco (Habitat for Humanity WPP) this spring for our fifth sponsored home build to continue to help a family reach their homeownership dreams. 


    This year, we welcomed home Habitat for Humanity WPP's 883rd home recipients - the Byrd Family. Natasha Byrd, a mother of four, was dedicated to building a firm foundation for her family and creating a place they can always call home. The process of becoming a Habitat for Humanity homeowner is no easy feat and takes a lot of hard work — from attending more than 30 classes to be successful in her homeownership journey, to putting in sweat equity hours to bring her home to life, Natasha put in that hard work and is ready for a new beginning.  


    Over the course of a year, Natasha, alongside her neighbors and other future homeowners, took classes on financial stability, home maintenance, fire safety, learning how to be a good neighbor, and more. Through partnerships with companies like Power Design, Habitat for Humanity can provide more and more opportunities for future homeowners and provide a sense of support and community during their path to homeownership. 



    I love that I put my hands and hard work into this house – showing my kids that I did this and built this for us. It took me a whole year to put in the sweat equity but I’m finally here. It is a new start and a new beginning for us

    Natasha Byrd | Homeowner

    That new beginning for the Byrds also includes becoming part of the #PDIFamily Power Design team members dedicated more than 500 working hours to shaping Natasha’s new home, including working alongside the new homeowner installing windows, laying the landscape, and completing the finishing touches on the three-bedroom, two-bath home.  



    It's always been in our purview to really support affordable housing. We all know that's a big issue today. This is just one way we help build those opportunities for families that might need a hand-up.

    Lauren Permuy | Chief Growth Officer | Power Design

    Special Moments

    During the Byrd family's Habitat for Humanity home dedication, members of the Habitat team, community, and Power Design family, each presented a token that means something to the home, and the Byrd Family.

    The Hammer 🔨

    The hammer indicates welcoming the Byrd Family home and a memento of homeownership to show the hard work Natasha and her family put in. 

    The Bible 🌟

    A symbol showing how her community is in their corner and all answers to her questions, can be found in one book.  

    The Bike 🚲

    Kids Power Pedal + Upper Tampa Chamber of Commerce teamed up to donate a bike to Natasha’s youngest child so he can enjoy his new neighborhood.

    The Keys 🔑

    Our very own Chief Financial Officer Heather Ford welcomed the Byrd Family with the keys to their brand new home, recognizing that Natasha's dream of homeownership was finally coming true. 

    Habitat for Humanity and Power Design have come together to make a perfect partnership with the same end goal in mind, to better our communities where we live and work. Our very own CFO Heather Ford sits on the board for Habitat for Humanity and is actively involved in finding new ways to impact the community.  



    I think it's so important to work for a company that supports its local community — it really sets us apart and gets us out there with our community, so they know that we're not only a business that's about business, but we're about our community as well.

    Alexa Laster | Engagement Coordinator | Power Design

    Together, we’re doing more than just shaping skylines, we’re shaping communities and leaving our impact — ready to be part of a team with priorities like this? Apply here 

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