Joe Gibbons of Sunstone Construction, and sponsors Community Partners in Revitalization (CPR, a veteran-founded group) and GE Ecomaginationtm will greet a very deserving young veteran Wednesday at a groundbreaking event, 11:30 a.m., December 19, 2012, at the site of his future home, 1771 12th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33712.
For Afghanistan combat veteran, former Army PFC Stephen Peterson, coming home to St. Petersburg will soon mean opening the door of a new net zero energy home donated by local businesses and individuals who have partnered with Operation Finally Home on this project.
Speakers include: St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster, City Council Member Karl Nurse, Chamber of Commerce CEO Chris Steinocher, officials from Operation Finally Home and Brian Lamb, CEO of Meritus Corp.
Guests will meet veteran Peterson, who has been selected to receive a home built by Sunstone Construction, in partnership with GE Ecomaginationtm. The developer, contractors and suppliers who will build the home will participate in the groundbreaking and share details about the project.
The eco-friendly home is part of an ongoing project in the Tampa Bay Area to donate homes to veterans. These homes are each equipped to accommodate the individual special needs of the veterans, and incorporate energy efficient technology, such as Structural Insulated Panels (SIP’s), through building partner Martin Gramatica, formerly of the Tampa Bay Bucs. Fundraising is beginning now for another home to be built across the street and donated to another wounded or disabled veteran.
Since its inception in 2005, not-for-profit group Operation Finally Home 501(C)(3) has improved the quality of life for many individuals and families by making possible numerous mortgage-free home donations across the nation to wounded and disabled veterans and the widows of fallen soldiers.
For more information about Sunstone Construction for the home designs, visit website www.sunstonehomesfl.com or contact Brian K. Lamb at firstname.lastname@example.org, 813.873.7300 for more information about the project.