SOUTH ELGIN, ILL. (May 7, 2 p.m. ET) — Fourteen Hoffer Plastics Corp. employees recently spent a day working on home in the Elgin, Ill., historic district that is being renovated by Habitat For Humanity of Northern Fox Valley.
Rehab on the 1880s-era home started in November and including gutting and rebuilding most of the structure, while ensuring that the re-built home conforms to the historic district standards and maintains the neighborhood's integrity, according to a news release from the company.
The goal is to turn the house over to a local family of six by early Fall.
The day's activities for the Hoffer Plastics volunteers included exterior painting, tiling the kitchen and trimming windows, doors and closets. The effort was sponsored by the Hoffer Foundation, a charity set up by the founders of family-owned Hoffer Plastics in 1966.
“We are grateful for the help of Hoffer's employees on this project,” said Bill Klaves, Habitat for Humanity's development director, in a news release. “The Hoffer Foundation has been involved in Habitat For Humanity for a number of years, through its financial support as well as encouraging individual volunteer efforts.”
“The Hoffer family is proud to support Habitat for Humanity in Elgin,” said Gretchen Hoffer Farb, director of supply chain for Hoffer Plastics. “Giving back to the community is a core value of our company, and days like this give our employees an opportunity to live those values and help those in need.”
South Elgin-based Hoffer Plastics was founded in 1953 and named 2010 Illinois Family Business of the Year.