San Antonio Builders Provide $35,000 in Local Scholarships

Filed in Membership by on September 12, 2016 3 Comments

The Greater San Antonio Education Foundation, the charitable arm of the Greater San Antonio Builders Association (GSABA), and member company Armadillo Homes recently broke ground on its annual charity home build—the sale of which will provide more than $35,000 in local scholarships this year.

“This represents the largest investment that we’ve made towards the futures of these students,” said Steve Louis, GSABA president. “Our foundation is committed to providing students with assistance to help them get the skills they need start great careers in the home building industry.”

Local construction companies and affiliated businesses that are GSABA members donate materials and labor to build the charity home, located in the Weston Oaks community this year.

Students who enroll in construction technology programs at St. Philip’s College and the University of Texas at San Antonio are eligible to receive the scholarships.

This is Armadillo Homes’ fifth year of participation in the charity home build.

“Armadillo Homes is proud to participate in this effort that supports local students,” said Armadillo Homes President Jeff Czar. “If you do the right things for the right reasons, the right things will happen to you.”

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L-R: Rep. Rick Galindo TX-117 (grey jacket, fourth from left); Dr. Adena Losten (black dress); Dr. Larry Grosse, interim chair, UTSA Dept. of Construction Science Management (red shirt); Jeff Czar, president of Armadillo Homes (blue shirt, to right of Grosse); Steve Louis, GSABA president (grey jacket, to right of Czar).

The foundation was established more than 20 years ago to promote homeownership and the building industry. It does so by providing scholarships, seminars, specialized training, and projects designed to help boost economic growth and foster housing affordability.

Today, the construction industry in San Antonio generates about $32.5 billion annually, which represents 14% of the overall local economy.


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  1. Nwampere Ugonna says:

    Am proud of all the efforts,thats a good move by we builders

  2. stuart Michaelson says:

    this is what we should be doing instead of giving to other charities
    it will help our industry and we may get good press from it

  3. Ryan Byrd says:

    Just make sure you offer these people jobs and bring the scholarship full circle, otherwise you may just be making your future competition! In all honesty though, what these companies are doing with helping out ht e future of these students id fantastic!

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