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Habitat for Humanity hires new construction supervisor

Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County is pleased to welcome Steve Koneman as our new construction supervisor, joining the Habitat team to help build houses and hope in Archuleta County.

Koneman has over 15 years experience in residential construction, including owning his own construction business and working for the Town of Pagosa Springs as the code enforcement officer.

He also has experience working with affordable housing. In 2005, Koneman was the construction supervisor for the self-help housing program Colorado Housing, Inc. Prior to moving to Pagosa Springs, Koneman worked for Youth Build in Portland, Maine. He led a group of 28 Youth Build students, teaching them the building trades while working on affordable housing units. Koneman is also very interested in incorporating energy efficient design into the Habitat homes, bringing the costs of living down for the homeowners.

This year, Koneman will be working side-by-side with Steve Ryan to complete the 20th Habitat house, as well as lead the construction of the 21st Habitat house. “I am very excited about working with Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County and a variety volunteers, both skilled and unskilled, as we build houses and hope right in our community,” he said.

The public is invited to meet Steve Koneman and learn about volunteer opportunities with Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County at a free get-together on Tuesday, April 13, from 4-6 p.m. at the Ross Aragon Community Center. Enjoy great food and beverages as you meet the Habitat staff and learn about volunteering — from swinging a hammer to working on important committees. Call 264-6960 for more information and to register for this free event. Registration is not required, but encouraged.

Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County is a Christian housing ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. For more information, call 264-6960.