September 19, 2011
From News 13:
A severely injured veteran is getting one of the biggest gifts of his life, a brand new home.
Friday morning, the non-profit group Homes for our Troops began building a brand new 3,000 plus square foot home for Army Spc. Luis Puertas.
Puertas lost both of his legs in an humvee accident back in 2006. He was just 19-years-old at the time.
Homes for our Troops is building Puertas a handicapped-accessible and certified green home. His electric bill should never exceed $100 a month.
Falcon is proud to donate our services to Home for our Troops
January 15, 2010
We have volunteered for Habitat for Humanity throughout the years and most recently to their Stag Horn Villas community in Orlando. This blog was still in incubation form when the local media reported on it, so we thought we would dedicate a blog to all the press it has received. We are so happy and proud to be involved with such a fantastic organization. The following is from PCT Magazine:
Falcon Termite & Pest Control and Habitat for Humanity Help Central Florida Families
ORLANDO, Fla. - Habitat for Humanity Orlando conducted the opening ceremony yesterday for its largest and most ambitious project since its inception: Staghorn Villas.
Staghorn Villas, located in Orlando, Fla., is an $8 million dollar, 3.9-acre town home community designed to provide housing for up to 58 local needy families. Construction began in October of 2008, and the first 6 homes are complete and ready to be inhabited. 6 of the first families were given the keys to their new homes at the ceremony.
Falcon Termite & Pest Control has provided preventative and curative treatments for over 100 of Habitat for Humanity’s construction projects, including Pre-treatments and Integrated Pest Management. The pest, lawn, and termite company will be using its own process; Pest Shield® which utilizes Nisus® Borate products to prevent termites and pest infestations to the Staghorn Villa complex. CEO. Louis Witherington said “This gift to the community is the best way for Falcon to celebrate its upcoming 40th year in Central Florida.
Read Digital PCT Magazine Story Here
This video story covers some of the construction of the community:
This story was written up in the Orlando Sentinel -
Peek Inside a Habitat Home
By Jean Patteson
For more information on Habitat for Humanity and Stag Horn Villas, visit their website Here