Habitat Hillsborough brings together 40 business leaders for its CEO Build event (PHOTOS)

Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County held its 3rd annual CEO Build, with more than 40 business leaders in Tampa Bay, working on constructing two homes.

James Nozar, founder and chief executive officer of real estate company East+Main, served as this year’s event chair.

Some of the other participating business leaders included:

• Jerome Ryans, president and CEO of the Tampa Housing Authority

• Damon Moorer, Habitat Hillsborough board chair and president and CEO of TCM Bank

• Scott Pittman, vice president at Ajax Paving

• Jim Kirkpatrick, Republic Bank’s Florida market president

• Randy Hassen, CEO at McKibbon Hospitality

• David Hendrix, chairman of banking and finance at GrayRobinson law firm

• Joseph Williams, president of Kimmins Contracting Corp.

Beyond volunteering with the build, participants also contributed funds to assist with underwriting construction materials for the homes. Construction design focuses on long-term sustainability and energy and water efficiency. The homes will be completed this summer, followed by a home dedication celebration. 

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