The construction team is the face of Habitat for Humanity, and who our volunteers and homeowners get to know the best while working on our job sites and through the homeownership program. As we welcome our volunteers and homeowner candidates back on-site in full capacity, we’d like to take an opportunity to introduce and highlight all of the essential members of our team, who take building a home from a dream to a reality. Read below to meet those you will work with on the build sites:
My name is Derek Worley.
Tell us a little about yourself and your responsibilities.
I am a Field Supervisor I, meaning that I am in charge of three or more houses at the same time.
How long have you been in your position?
I started this position in early July of this year, but I started with Habitat for Humanity in December 2019. I have been in the construction industry for over 20 years now.
What is your proudest moment during your time at Habitat?
My proudest moment was helping to complete a new home for a woman with 5 disabled children. We made the home fully handicap accessible. It was extremely gratifying to know this family has a safe and functional home.
Volunteers are back in full capacity as of July after over a year. What are you most excited about regarding the return of volunteers?
Volunteers are a very important part of Habitat. The more help we can get the better! Extra hands will help expedite the home building process.
Describe your favorite mission moment during your time with Habitat. (For example, a dedication, a volunteer interaction, etc.)
Our Thanksgiving give-back day is a fun day. Knowing that some of the less fortunate will have the ingredients to have a happy day of thanks is a fulfilling feeling.
Complete this sentence: Home is where…
The heart is!