25 February 2015

Ed Herrington, Inc. Donates $10,000 to Columbia County Habitat

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Ed Herrington, Inc. Donates $10,000 to Columbia County Habitat

Columbia County Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Brenda Adams announced today that Ed Herrington, Inc., the family-owned supplier of lumber, millwork and building supplies, has contributed $10,000 to support Habitat’s current construction project, two new Passive Townhouses at 208-212 Columbia Street in Hudson. “Habitat has enjoyed a long relationship with Herrington’s. The company’s generosity has benefited our work in many ways, providing high quality building materials and products as well as professional advice and financial assistance,” Adams said. “This $10,000 gift arrives at a critical point in the Passive Townhouses build.  We’re most grateful to have the confidence of a major business leader like Ed Herrington, Inc.”  Ed Herrington, President and CEO of the well-known business, said, “Columbia County Habitat for Humanity has a vision for what the community needs and has consistently employed the assistance of local architects and builders, using innovative building concepts  and modern materials to provide well built, affordable and sustainable housing.  It is an honor to support this program and to witness the benefits of the collaborative process.  Ed Herrington, Inc. has been serving building professionals and homeowners alike for over 100 years, and we owe our success to the loyal support of our customers throughout the tri-state area. It’s a privilege to have the resources to give back to the community through this donation to Columbia County Habitat. We’re also very pleased to be a partner in the second phase of the innovative Columbia Passive Townhouses project. We believe these homes will serve as models for energy-saving, sustainable construction and remodeling in the future.” Sara McWilliams, Habitat Board President, said, “Our ability to help revitalize the community relies heavily on building mutually productive relationships with local businesses. Herrington’s continues to demonstrate that when business supports the community, everyone benefits. We’re very proud to be associated with the Herrington’s brand.”

The Columbia Passive Townhouses The Columbia Passive Townhouses at 208-212 Columbia Street are the second pair of Habitat homes designed by BarlisWedlick Architects, LLC, according to Passive House design and construction standards. The incorporation of high performance technology and materials produces dramatic energy savings over the life of the home. Generally, overall energy usage is cut 90% and heating energy reduced 70% compared to conventional construction, a performance level borne out in the first two Habitat Passive Townhouses built in 2012-2013 at 244-246 Columbia Street. The new Passive Townhouses are the 17th and 18th homes built by Habitat volunteers and partner families. Since its founding in 1993, Columbia County Habitat has returned $2 million of developed property to county and local tax rolls while purchasing $1.5 million in local goods and services. Habitat operates the ReStore, which sells donated new and gently-used furniture, appliances, building materials and more, to encourage recycling and reuse as well as generate funds to support construction. This year, the ReStore is expected to contribute $50,000 to Habitat building programs. Organizations, businesses, schools, community groups and individuals who would like to volunteer with Columbia County Habitat on the construction site or at the ReStore can visit www.columbiacountyhabitat.org or contact Sara and Barry McWilliams, Volunteer Coordinators, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Ed Herrington, Inc. Ed Herrington, Inc. was established in Hillsdale , NY in 1906. The company offers quality lumber, millwork, building supplies, paint, stone and associated services.  Today the family-owned and operated company has five locations: in Hillsdale, Hudson, Chatham and Millerton, NY and Lakeville, CT. For more information, visit www.herringtons.com or call 800.453.1311. Herrington’s can also be found at Herrington’s Lumber on Facebook.

Columbia County Habitat for Humanity Columbia County Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Habitat brings together a community of neighbors, organizations and businesses to build sound, affordable housing which is sold to lower-income working families with a no-interest mortgage. Partner families must contribute 300 hours of sweat equity on construction and/or at the ReStore before they can close on their new homes.