John Gonsalves, a Boston-area general contractor, started a nonprofit organization, Homes For Our Troops, to build homes to accommodate disabled troops returning from Iraq. His organization teamed up with the VA to serve a specific class of vets whose injuries are catastrophic enough to qualify for the VA housing assistance grant. He expects this to be about 400 homes a year. He is looking for the building products industry to donate products and funds, and the contractor labor force to donate time and services.
As electronics continue to become smaller, faster, and more affordable, more and more contractors are investing in fleet-management solutions that help reduce their technicians’ time on the road, improve productivity, save gas, and protect these major assets from misuse or theft. Read more stories in 2017 April Issue.