February 2019 Chairperson’s Message
by Shawn Stranathan
As I’m writing this message for the February Step by Step, it’s a beautiful 50 degree day and the government is 18 days or so into a partial shutdown. My hope is that by the time you read this in February, we are still enjoying temps in the 50’s but all the government agencies are back to work…with or without a wall.
Thank you to everyone who attended our January meeting at Duncan Aviation where we toured the Interior Division of their facilities. Our next meeting will be on March 6 at Allo Communications. There will not be a February meeting so we can get ready for and attend the Nebraska Builders Home & Garden Show February 8-10. Another event we have coming up is the annual Chili Cook-Off on March 11 and don’t forget the Tour of Remodeled Homes deadline is March 4.
Thanks to everyone for your support and I look forward to seeing
you at the Home & Garden Show this month.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Modular Ramp Currently Available
The Modular Ramp is currently available. If you, or someone you know is in need of a temporary ramp, please call the HBAL office at 402-423-4225.
In 2001, the Home Builders Association of Lincoln was asked by an employee of the Building & Safety Department to help build a ramp for a fellow city employee. Because the need was temporary, it was decided the best approach was to purchase a light-weight modular aluminum ramp which could be assembled on site and, once the ramp was no longer needed, it could be removed and stored for future use. Since then, the ramp has been used numerous times by those in need and HBAL members are quick to volunteer the man hours required to make it happen.
Members of the Remodelers Council of Lincoln last installed the modular ramp system for a Lincoln couple in 2013. This ramp was lent to the couple, one of whom was confined to a wheelchair, on a temporary basis and allowed them to enjoy the outdoors. Click here to view more photos from the installation.