For the 14th consecutive year, JM Family Enterprises has committed to building homes for four South Florida families with Habitat for Humanity of Broward. The initial build began Saturday, October 3, and includes the first ever Habitat for Humanity duplex constructed, along with two free-standing single-family homes.
“As a company, one of our focuses has always been children and families, and long-time partnerships like this one with Habitat for Humanity help make a lasting, tangible impact in the community,” said JM Family President and CEO Colin Brown. “By working together with Habitat and building houses into future homes, it is truly a rewarding experience for our associates to see such deserving families realize their dreams of homeownership.”
At the recent volunteer event, JM Family associates worked on the roofs as ground teams passed support trusses to roof teams who secured them to the house frames. Six more weekend builds will follow through spring 2016 to finish construction, roof installation, painting and landscaping. Once the Habitat houses are completed, keys will be turned over to their excited new homeowners during a dedication ceremony in May.
Since partnering with Habitat in 2002, JM Family has helped construct 27 houses with more than 800 associates investing over 15,000 hours into projects throughout Broward County. Previous homes built by JM Family associates have earned LEED Gold certification -- an important measure towards minimizing environmental impact that is being pursued once again with these newest homes.
About JM Family Enterprises
JM Family Enterprises, Inc., founded by Jim Moran in 1968, is a $13.1 billion diversified automotive company ranked No. 23 on Forbes’ list of “America’s Largest Private Companies.” It is also ranked No. 34 by FORTUNE® as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, its 17th consecutive year on the list. JM Family has approximately 4,100 associates and its primary subsidiaries include: Southeast Toyota Distributors, the world’s largest independent distributor of Toyota and Scion vehicles; JM&A Group, one of the leading independent providers of finance and insurance (F&I) products in the automotive industry; World Omni Financial Corp., a diversified financial services company; JM Lexus, the largest volume Lexus dealership in the world; and JM Service Center LLC, the company’s internal shared services center. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Fla., JM Family has major U.S. operations in Jacksonville and Margate, Fla.; Commerce and Alpharetta, Ga.; Mobile, Ala.; and St. Louis, Mo. Interact with JM Family at Facebook.com/JMFamilyEnterprises.