The Alair Homes Greenville Team had the opportunity to serve alongside Rebuild Upstate to help the Upstate community in an uplifting way. Rebuild Upstate is a non-profit organization that preserves homes of low-income families to make them safer, healthier, and more livable in Upstate SC. Alair Homes prides itself on being a company that strives to make a long term difference in the community and people’s lives. Collaborating with Rebuild Upstate provided the chance to live out those values and to create a lasting impact for two families in need.

One rewarding part of my day was seeing what a team of Alair can accomplish working together in a day. The most rewarding part of the day was seeing the happy faces of the homeowners to see a safe and easier way to enter and exit their home. It appeared that the damaged stairs and loose handrails were a struggle for a very long time. It really was a great feeling to know that the homeowners could safely use their front porch again.” -Scott Johnson, Alair Homes Greenville Project Manager

For homeowners who find it challenging to maneuver around safely, a ramp reduces the risk of falling and makes the home safer for years to come. In August of 2020, two Upstate veteran families needed a safer and more accessible entrance for their homes. One ramp was built per home, each unique to the family living inside. One homeowner was an Airforce veteran who served the United States for ten years. The second ramp was for a couple who had been married for 40 years with children who have served in the Navy. 

“Our office is about 4 minutes away from here and my wife actually taught at a school that’s 3 blocks away. It’s extremely important to me to come into these communities and give back. Rebuild Upstate gives us this chance to come in with them and help them build these neighborhoods back up.” -Colby Hubble, Alair Homes Greenville Partner

“It was a pleasure to work with Alair Homes. We are thankful that both teams were faithful to safely move forward with their projects in a COVID-19 world. Volunteers were flexible, prompt, caring, and fun. The Rebuild Upstate team looks forward to the next opportunity we have to work with Alair Homes!” -Abby Watson, Rebuild Upstate Community Engagement Specialist 

With a common goal of supporting the Upstate SC community, Alair Homes and Rebuild Upstate came together to serve two homes to make them safer, healthier, and more livable.