Blitz Build 2014

Blitz Build 2014 – The annual Chico State Blitz Build took place this March, with nearly 200 volunteers in tow. Students form the Chico State Construction Management program worked side-by-side with local contractors and subcontractors to take part in the building of transitional housing for the Salvation Army. The housing will provide a safe environment for single-parent families to get back on their feet. For over a year, Gage Chrysler, Modern’s (former) CEO, worked closely with Chico State and the Salvation Army during the planning process. Volunteers had 10 days to complete the building of two duplexes located on the corner of 8th and Salem in downtown Chico. The prefabrication of walls took place offsite while concrete was being poured. A handful of Modern employees: Martin Perry, Brian Day, Jeff Hayes, Cliff Kegley, Bud Shope, Craig Johnson and Gage Chrysler helped out during the construction. This is the fifth year that Modern has participated in these projects with Chico State. Jim O’Bannon, a professor at CSUC, has been a key leader in organizing the Blitz Build projects for the past 9 years. He will be retiring this year, and we would like to thank him for all of his hard work and dedication tho the community through these projects. The entire building process is a great example of how the Chico community joints together to help those in need.