Building Community with Habitat for Humanity’s CEO Build

10/14/2013

​Now in its 12th year, the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity annual CEO Build gives local business leaders a hands-on opportunity to give back to our community. Opus leadership has been involved with this program for three years with participation from me, Tom Shaver, Tim Murnane, Dave Bangasser, board member Mark Rauenhorst and others.

Habitat for Humanity provides convenient and affordable housing to members of the community, offering stability, safety and security to families and their children. Tim Murnane, Dave Bangasser and I are excited about the opportunity to pick up a hammer, break a sweat and give back on this year’s project in St. Paul, Minn.

Building Community by providing our support and strength is a key pillar of the entire Opus organization.  I truly enjoy donating a full day to Habitat for Humanity projects around the metro area and thereby help make our community a better place to live and work.  We don’t typically pound nails on a daily basis, but the CEO Build is a great opportunity to see the working end of a hammer and, more importantly, to interact with the families that will benefit from Habitat for Humanity’s efforts around the Twin Cities.

Above: In 2012 local leaders spent the day working at the Garden Gate Development in Woodbury, Minn., working to erect exterior walls and develop interiors. Tim Murnane, Mark Rauenhorst, Dave Bangasser, and Tom Shaver represented Opus at this event and shed more than a few drops of sweat. Here, Tim and Mark are hard at work.