Ladies of Huston Give Back – Our Ladies Wire a Habitat for Humanity House

Cindy Taylor from Habitat for Humanity approached Huston Electric for help with a very specific request… She was looking for electricians that happened to be women.

Cindy, Habitat for Humanity’s Director of Development, explained that Women Build was created to make women feel more comfortable volunteering. The build site is made up almost entirely of women, and each house is then turned over to a deserving woman and her family.  Without having to worry about the stereotypical construction site atmosphere, many women are able to relax and enjoy the volunteer experience.

Many of Habitat for Humanity’s finished homes go to single women with young children. “Our Women Build is kind of one big nurturing thing…We make sure that everybody meets the homeowner and that makes it much more personal”, Cindy explained. For the homeowner, “it creates an enormous amount of pride and accomplishment”, a greater sense of security, and the chance to pursue dreams that wouldn’t have otherwise been attainable.

We were excited to offer our support for their eleventh Women Build, so we assembled a crew of ladies lead by electrician Jackie Gillis.  Jackie, Jennifer, Kristina, Robin, Cathy, and Kara have been working hard to wire the house, volunteering a total of 60 hours so far.

Huston Inc. was founded in 1939 and has divisions specializing in electrical contracting and service, home and business automation, smart boards, lighting retrofits, telecommunications, visual communications and signage, generators and compressors.  Huston Electric has four locations including Lafayette, Kokomo and Westfield, IN.  To learn more about Huston’s products and services, please visit

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