Over the past 70 years Long Island Builders Institute (LIBI), a non-profit organization, has made Long Island a better place to live. The organization includes over 500 members who represent, “commercial, residential, multi-families, rental buildings as well as general contractors” in order to better serve Long Island.
LIBI strives to create a balance between the economy, environment and development opportunities for all communities and all residents. For example, Long Island Home Builders Care Development Corp (LIHBCDC), a branch of LIBI’s not-for-profit Charitable Arms, builds new homes at a substantially reduced rate for Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Donations by “Suffolk County, private donors, local municipalities and members of LIBI,” make LIHBCDC’s Building New Home for Returning Veterans program, possible. Thanks to the generous contributions of land and dollars, plus reduced charges of materials and labor, these homes can be awarded to selected veteran applicants with an affordable price tag.
In 2011, the first new home within the New Home for Returning Veterans program was built for retired veteran, Sergeant Omar Domenech after land was donated to LIHBCDC. LIBI members worked together to turn this generous dream into a reality and have continued to push forward with the cause by completing their second home for Sergeant Ryan Donnelly.
To learn more about LIBI and the many services they provide, be sure to attend Superstorm Resource Expo, presented by Long Island Builders Institute, on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Long Island in Hauppauge.
While your there, don’t forget to look for the LIBI seal of approval on a LIBI approved professional!