Builderscare | Builders Care Mission
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Builders Care is a faith based nonprofit construction contractor whose mission is to provide affordable to no cost construction services to the elderly, disabled, other nonprofits in Northeast Florida with the kindred purpose of building a better habitat for all. We combine purchased and donated material with volunteer and professional labor to provide cost effective construction to those in need.

For many, Builders Care is their last hope to maintain any quality of life at home. Builders Care specializes in making homes handicapped-accessible, repairing roofs, siding and leaks, painting, making general repairs, and installing heating and air conditioning.

Since 2001 Builders Care has helped hundreds of people in Northeast Florida in need of critical home repairs. For many low-income residents, owning a home is a burden, when there are no funds to repair or maintain their property. The ultimate goal of Builders Care is to provide quality home reconstruction to those who are unable to afford it otherwise.

The work of Builders Care began in 2001, but we are still facing an enormous need. There are an estimated 45,000 substandard houses in Northeast Florida in desperate need of repair. Many of these people are elderly or disabled. Typically, their only source of income is social security.  This barely leaves money to cover food and medicine and there is no money left over for necessary home maintenance or repairs. Typically, these people sit in silence out of fear they will be forced out of their homes or face fines from municipal authorities.  The work that Builders Care does allows them to safely remain in their homes.

All residents of Northeast Florida deserve to live in dignity; you can personally help your neighbors by volunteering with Builders Care or through in-kind and financial donations.

Goals:

  • To be a safety net for the most disadvantaged elderly and disabled people by addressing their critical home repairs.
  • To increase public awareness and support for those living in substandard conditions.

Care Through Collaboration: The facts about Builders Care

  • Founded by NEFBA October 1, 2001 Builders Care has renovated over 600 houses and provided $6.5 million worth of fair market value construction at no charge to Jacksonville’s neediest families!
  • As of December 2013, Builders Care has had over 8,000 volunteers, many of which come back to help with more than one project!
  • Builders Care functions as a construction company as well as a charity, and we are able to leverage our resources and provide quality construction services for those who can afford to contract our work.
  • Builders Care is a charitable arm of the Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA). NEFBA consists of 1,600 construction trade members representing more than 50,000 employees!  Many of them serve on the Board of Directors for Builders Care and are our most supportive tradesmen when we need supplies or professional insight on our projects. 
  • Builders Care coordinates with various organizations to find Jacksonville residents in need. Organizations include: City Council members, Disabled Services, Legal Aid, Urban Jacksonville, the Independent Living Resource Center, City Code Enforcement, and Meals on Wheels.