Layton Joins Habitat for Humanity Crews to Build Homes
HONOLULU (June 17, 2019) – To celebrate the King Kamehameha Day holiday on June 11, Layton Construction employees from the Layton Kauai office joined up with Habitat for Humanity to help build a home in the Eleele Iluna, Phase II project. King Kamehameha Day is a public holiday in the state of Hawaii honoring Kamehameha the Great, the monarch who first established the unified Kingdom of Hawaii.
Editor's Note: The story below is republished from The Garden Island newspaper.
By Dennis Fujimoto The Garden Island | Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 12:05 a.m.
ELEELE — A lot of places were closed Tuesday in honor of King Kamehameha. But a dozen volunteers from Layton Construction and its partners were hard at work alongside Kauai Habitat for Humanity homeowners, staff, and volunteers in the hot Eleele sunshine at Habitat’s Eleele Iluna, Phase II project.
"This is a union holiday," said Mia Checkley of Layton Construction. "All of our active jobsites are closed because of Kamehameha Day. We've been thinking of doing this for a while, and this holiday was the perfect opportunity to volunteer. We've tried several times, but this time we were able to get this community work day off the ground."
Kauai Habitat spokesman Chris Young came out to lend his elbow grease and support of the Layton volunteers.
"Driving to work, I sometimes just spin off the road to drive through here and admire the beauty of the homes coming up," he said.
"When we found out Layton Construction was coming, I switched my days so I could help them," Young added.
Layton volunteer Jeanie Tavares was working alongside Habitat homeowner Paulina Rita in priming flooring panels.
"Normally we're working in the office," Tavares said. "This is a nice change."
Homeowner Shan Amulacion was working alongside Checkley, using sanders on studs and patio beams.
"Her house is the framed one in the background," Checkley said. "But she's helping get other homes built. It's wonderful that Layton Construction can help make the dream of home ownership a reality for deserving individuals and families on Kauai. We'll need to do this more, just so we can order Mark's Place food."
About Layton ConstructionLayton Construction Company is consistently ranked among the top commercial contractors in the nation, currently the 44th largest builder on ENR’s Top 400 Commercial Contractors list, with revenues of $1.8 billion annually. Layton specializes in construction management, design-build construction and general contracting. Layton’s construction projects are found throughout the United States, and cover a wide spectrum of industry sectors, including healthcare, hospitality, education, data centers, office buildings, manufacturing, warehouse and distribution, sports and entertainment, detention, and public safety. Headquartered in Utah, Layton also has regional offices in California, Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho and Tennessee.