Hunter Quinn Homes founder Will Herring, is always up for a good challenge, and this time he has laid out a really big one. Can we build a home in 60 hours? For Habitat for Humanity, we can—and Will is making sure of it.
We are taking the lead in Habitat for Humanity’s annual Home Builders Blitz in partnership with their Berkeley County affiliate. Taking place September 16th- 21st, a total of 60 hours will be allocated to build a 1,200-square-foot home in Moncks Corner. With the expertise of our dedicated trade partners and the helping hands of the deserving family, we will be raising walls, hanging drywall and laying flooring while racing the clock.
Why 60 Hours?
In the words of founder Will Herring, “Why not [60 hours]?” A team full of solution-seekers and go-getters, Hunter Quinn Homes welcomes challenges that spark valuable outcomes. It is only natural to raise the bar- especially for a great cause. “We have such a great group of people, that when we’re given an opportunity to give back to the community that’s so good to us, while also challenging our team, we get really excited about it.”
A team effort
Planning is critical to pull it off. Everyone involved has been developing the detailed timeline to make sure the home is completed within the 60 hours. From scheduling material drops to laying out the daily schedule- to the hour- preparations for the Builders Blitz is underway.
“We’re fortunate that we have the ability to help, and see this as an opportunity to both do some real good for a family in need, while having a great time with our trade partners.” says Will.
The only home builder in South Carolina participating in the Builder Blitz this year, Hunter Quinn Homes is providing the labor and materials. The Hunter Quinn team brought together more than 20 tradespeople to pitch in on the project and is coordinating with companies who will provide some of the materials. The home will be built on land provided by Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County.
The deserving recipients
Who will move into the home on September 22, after the 60-hour Home Builders Blitz?
Melido Ferguson unexpectedly lost her husband, Parris, in 2017. She immediately had to rebuild her life and raise their daughter, Sonorah, as a single mom. While she was struggling with the newfound responsibility, Melido found a flyer in her local Habitat for Humanity ReStore that described the upcoming homeownership classes. She pursued the opportunity and applied to become a Habitat for Humanity homeowner.
Melido was approved, and committed to putting in the 350 hours of “sweat equity”. She has been volunteering at the ReStore and will be one of the construction workers at the Home Builders Blitz in September.
“It is truly inspirational to witness the giving heart of Will Herring and his team at Hunter Quinn Homes,” said George Druyos, CEO and president of Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County. “The gift that he and his trade partners are giving will transform the lives of Melido and her family, as well as continue to support Habitat for Humanity’s efforts to transform Berkeley County and its affordable housing shortage.”
At daybreak on Monday, September 17, an impressive feat will be underway. And the lives of Melido and Sonorah Ferguson will forever change, for the better.
It’s has been a great experience working with everyone at Hunters Quinn, from Courtney, Amy to Jay. Everyone was so nice and helpful walking us through the whole process. I would recommend Hunter Quinn to anyone who is looking to purchase a home.