Argus Foundation members and commercial construction company heads Jack Cox and Jeff Charlotte are currently working on the construction of The Loveland Village.
Scheduled for completion this year, the Loveland Village, a 42-apartment complex, will offer up to 94 adults with developmental disabilities supportive housing and access to an array of social services that support their inclusion into the community through social activities and supported employment.
The duo spearheaded the effort to get the $140,000 maintenance building donated through contributions, reduced or donated fees and miscellaneous items after hearing the project was over budget. Like Jeff, president of J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp., and Jack, president of Halfacre Construction Company, The Argus Foundation’s members are an integral part of the community.
“The maintenance building wasn’t a part of the original capital campaign or state funding for the Loveland Village,” said Jeff, “but it’s a much-needed building. Slowly, it’s getting built, and it’s been an opportunity for us to work on a worthy local project and work with amazing community partners and businesses.”
True to their word, Jeff and Jack contacted subcontractors they work with – many of whom agreed to participate to help bring the building for the Loveland Village to fruition. These subcontractors provided in-kind services and donations to The Suncoast Foundation for Handicapped Children, the organization that organized the construction and also provided a donation for the project. Other contributions came from:
Halfacre Construction Company – donated fees, services and miscellaneous items
J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp. – donations
Mullet’s Aluminum Products – in-kind donation of soffit and brackets
Babe’s Plumbing – in-kind donation of plumbing
“The clients at Loveland Center came into this world with challenges through no fault of their own,” said Jack Cox, president of Halfacre Construction Company. “I feel very blessed and fortunate to be able to give back to this worthy community nonprofit.”
The storage building will house items like tractors, equipment and other maintenance items. The Suncoast Foundation for Handicapped Children The construction team is still looking for additional donations. For those interested in being a part of this community effort, please contact Jay Simpson at 941-907-0999.
The nonprofit Argus Foundation seeks to bring together business leaders – like Jack and Jeff – from diverse industries and leverage their talents and experience to benefit the community and facilitate communications between the public and private sector. Currently, the organization has more than 170 members from 50 different industries. For more information on The Argus Foundation and the Argus Impact, visit www.ArgusFoundation.org.