Being able to create a new, larger and more guest-friendly space for St. Francis House was reward enough for Lloyd Companies – but this incredible organization took it one step further.
We would like to thank the St. Francis House for recognizing Lloyd with its Instrument of Courage award, which is “given to businesses who make an amazing impact on our agency and unselfishly give of their resources to the St. Francis House.”
St. Francis House is an ecumenical transitional housing program for the homeless offering hospitality, fellowship and support to those in need. The program provides guests with shelter, food, case management and support. It also offers special services for reaching long-term goals including employment, independent housing, addiction recovery and money management.
Beginning in the spring of 2019, Lloyd Construction started work on a new 30,673 square-foot building with 60 guest rooms and 120 beds, a large commercial kitchen and dining area, an exercise room and office area as well as a basement for storing donated items.
It was a tight timeframe, but we mobilized our team so guests and staff were able to move in on time before the end of 2019.
“We are beyond grateful for the hard work, teamwork and planning ahead to get us in our new home,” St. Francis House Executive Director Julie Becker told us.
“As I reflect back, I just do not believe the St. Francis House would have been able to stay open during the pandemic in our old building. Then where would we have been? And better yet – what about all the people who live here and my staff?”
Lloyd Construction teams worked through the pandemic to finish out the project’s final wing.
“So many workers thanked me for the project so they could keep working,” Julie told us. “I kept telling them: ‘Don’t thank me, thank Lloyd Companies.’ Lloyd’s ability to keep the project moving, utilize their connections and resources to hit deadlines and to keep us safe is so beyond deserving of this award.”
Thank you, St. Francis House staff and supporters, for all you do for our community! We are honored by this recognition, and we are just as honored to have helped build a home that is going to allow so many people to make powerful, life-saving changes for themselves and their families.