Caring Neighbors…Building Our Community Together!
Our Members share a common goal of creating desirable communities and fulfilling the American Dream of home ownership. They understand creating safe and attractive neighborhoods and commercial buildings does not end with providing quality construction. They know that the best communities are filled with people who work together to improve the quality of life for all residents. That is why so many BANCF members are active in community work, from providing housing to low-income residents, educational opportunities and scholarships to students, to working with government in an effort to keep housing affordable for all. Our members are committed to our community.
BANCF Community Projects:
BANCF members worked with the PACE Center for Girls to expand their existing facility in order to help more children in our community. PACE is a nonresidential program for young women ages 12-18 that are experiencing difficulty or conflict in school and at home. This very successful program has a proven track record but the need is there to serve more girls in our community. BANCF members donated services, materials and labor to see this much needed expansion become a reality. Long time BANCF members Susan and Tom Spain spearheaded the effort and saw it to completion.
BANCF members also helped to build the new facility for the Reichert House program. Members worked hard to supply materials, labor, and supervision towards the completion of the new 5,000 sq. ft building. The Reichert House provides an academic and social teaching environment for boys ages 12-18. This very successful program is also a youth intervention and prevention program. This new facility has made a significant contribution to East Gainesville.
For many years, members of the Association have volunteered doing what they do best; building and developing. Several years ago BANCF partnered with Habitat for Humanity in the development of the Celebration Oaks neighborhood. Our members worked behind the scenes for several years, donating their time and professional expertise in planning, developing, and engineering to bring a dream to the beautiful neighborhood it is today. If you would like more information on Alachua Habitat for Humanity, please visit http://alachuahabitat.org/ or call (352) 378-4663.
Every year BANCF members volunteer in the classrooms throughout Alachua County. The Homes of Our Own program is geared towards elementary school classes. Members also participate in career days, and mentor students interested in a building career. If you are an educator and would like a speaker or program for your classroom, contact the BANCF office.
As you can see BANCF members work, live and volunteer their time in our community. If you are interested in becoming part of our association family, contact BANCF.