Built-Rite Homes believes that community is number one! We support a number of small and large community organizations and charities such as The Okanagan Small Dog Rescue Society, Kelowna and Lake Country Food Banks, Canadian Cancer Society, Central Okanagan Foundation. One of our legacies to the community was the creation of the Built-Rite Homes Community Endowment Fund with the Central Okanagan Foundation, established in conjunction with our Project Build involvement. Without the support of the local community, we wouldn't be where we are today. Built-Rite Homes has also had the opportunity to be involved in the following Project Build initiatives.
Project Build I
The aim of Project Build I was to build a home with the support of an incredible number of volunteers, sponsors and donors. The proceeds generated from the sale of the home provided a lasting legacy of funding to important charitable projects in our community. Project Build I was a collaborative initiative which raised $600,000.00 for the Central Okanagan Foundation and our communities future. Built-Rite Homes was proud to partner with the Central Okanagan Foundation and participate as the Construction Manager.
Project Build II
The only project of its kind in Canada, Project Build II was designed to help get 42 families in the Central Okanagan into the housing market by overcoming what is often the biggest hurdle - the down payment. During Project Build II, 42 mortgage down payment grants of $45,000 were awarded. These non-repayable grants provided families who have not been able to save enough for a down payment with attainable housing in beautiful Lake Country at Sageglenn.
The business community contributed toward the grants to these families and in turn, homes were purchased and the local economy is invested back into by working class families living in the area. The semi-custom homes were built in consultation with the homeowners by Built-Rite Homes. Most of the packages also accommodated legal basement suites which were a terrific supplement to monthly mortgage payments. Built-Rite Homes was proud to be part of this innovative program.