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Habitat Pinellas and West Pasco is excited to join the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) in celebrating Women in Construction (WIC) Week March 1st – 7th, 2020. The focus of WIC Week is to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry. WIC Week raises awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and emphasizes the growing role of women in the industry.

Denise Peske is three years into her position in Outside Sales after spending 24 years with Tibbetts Lumber, a lumber and building materials supplier based in St. Petersburg.

Denise now works to fulfill building material needs of the local contractors and builders. Prior to her position, she was the HR Manager for the company, Purchasing Manager, and Manager of their retail facility in the Cayman Islands. She held many positions within the company when first starting out. “I enjoy watching the process of a home being built and the creativity that goes into the end result.  I take a lot of pride in helping my customers create homes for their customers.”

“When I was working at Cox Lumber in Cayman, customers would come up and talk to me outside of work on a regular basis about the positive experiences they had shopping with us.  It made me feel good that they recognized me, I knew they felt comfortable to approach me, and that I was creating a shopping experience for them that they enjoyed.”

Denise encourages women to join the construction field, as she says there are many opportunities for women to learn and grow in the industry. “Not only in the front line with sales, but in various office positions in accounting, human resources, and inventory/purchasing areas. There are many women who have even started their own home building companies who I work with.”

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community builders hour

Please join us for a half-hour of networking, followed by a one-hour program to learn more about how Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties is addressing the problem of affordable housing in Pinellas and Pasco Counties. Hear from a Habitat homeowner about the impact that a safe and affordable home makes, and learn how you can help make homeownership a possibility for those in need in your community.

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roaring 20's prohibition party

Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties invites you to a roaring good time of 1920s inspired music, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails while supporting the Habitat mission at our Prohibition Party presented by Crown Automotive. After the program, help keep the party going at our Speakeasy After-Party sponsored by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Tampa onsite at the Vinoy in Fred’s Cellar. Tickets and sponsorships are on sale now!

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golfing fore habitat

Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties hosted its 11th Annual Golfing Fore Habitat Partner Tournament on Monday, November 1st, 2021 at Copperhead Course at Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort. More than $125,000 was raised from the event and all proceeds benefit Habitat Pinellas & West Pasco and affordable housing opportunities for individuals and families in our community.

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