Home building, team building.

Habitat for Humanity

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Thanks to Kohler Power associates, one family has a new house to call home. Kohler’s power business partnered with Habitat for Humanity Lakeside to sponsor the home-building project in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and Kohler Power associates helped construct the home. The yearlong project allowed Kohler teams to work together to accomplish something important that was outside their normal comfort zones.

“The business decided to get involved with building this home as a unified stewardship project while also making a lasting impact on the community,” said Tom Cromwell, Group President—Power, who reminisced about working on the basement when the project first began and pitching in to help put up rafters a few weeks later. “Remarkable teamwork was on display throughout this project, which was a very rewarding experience for me —both personally and professionally.”

“One of the most rewarding aspects of our home-building project was the significant percentage of Kohler associates who came together from around the globe to participate,” Tom continued. “We had several groups from China, United Kingdom, Italy, France, India, Singapore, and even Australia on the job site. Even though home construction is significantly different in many of these countries, everyone understood what had to be accomplished and they were eager to roll up their sleeves and get to work.”

The family officially received keys to the home during a dedication ceremony attended by Kohler associates and representatives from Habitat for Humanity and the community. “Our Habitat for Humanity experience was a success on many levels, but the most special moment for many of us came at the key ceremony when we presented the beautiful new home to a very grateful local family,” Tom said. “It was wonderful to see the look of appreciation on the faces of the new homeowners, but it was just as rewarding for me to see the look of pride and accomplishment on the faces of the Kohler associates at the event. It’s a feeling I’ll never forget.”

Watch associates roll up their sleeves to build the home and learn why the project is so meaningful.



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