Archive for catchthebuildingspirit

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Work continues with painting.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Insulation is complete getting ready to have drywall installed. Back deck has been rough framed. Porch columns installed.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Most of the siding is done and the front porch has been poured.

Saturday, August 7, 2020

Progress: Rough plumbing in and tested. Front porch slab will be poured next week and HVAC inspection next week.

Friday, July 31, 2020

CtBS lost a wonderful house builder with the death of Jerry Shell yesterday.

Jerry Thomas Shell

MARCH 31, 1938 – JULY 30, 2020

“Catch the Building Spirit” pays tribute Jerry Shell, a dedicated house leader who passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020.  Jerry was part of the CtBS family of workers for over 18 years.  His building skills and expertise made him an excellent house leader and teacher.  He was always willing to teach new volunteers. 

Jerry’s obituary is at:

Saturday, July 25, 2020

There were several from Wright State University service club Compassion in Action who helped with siding.

Friday, July 24, 2020

A grateful thank you to Enterprise Roofing for installing the roof last week. The did a superb job as usual. Work on the house progresses steadily.

Wednesday, July 9, 2020

The Golden hammers, St. Christopher KC Ted Schurr and Steve Albers have kept the project moving.  The garage trusses were set Tuesday and Mark and Max were on the roof installing sheathing today. Ron Koesters was the cut man and I got there at 12 to help finish the garage roof.  If you haven’t been out to sample Tim Jordan’s wife’s bar pizza, it is tasty.  Keith had 38 volunteers at the Women Build site Monday – he about had heat prostration.  The sewer and water is stubbed at the sidewalk.  Blue insulation and siding are on site.

By the grace of God, the project is moving along.

Deacon Roger Duffy

Tuesday, July 8, 2020

We had a good day on Tuesday with eight volunteers.

  Bob Duplain

Friday, July 3, 2020

93 degrees! Water line and sewer is in to the sidewalk.  Garage roof trusses sheathing coming soon!  Keith will have two builds and one repo house update on the same street!

Deacon Roger Duffy