Builders Care blowout sale Feb. 2014Builders Care, the nonprofit arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), raised more than $12,000 during the fifth semi-annual building product blow-out to help local homeowners in need. More than 300 people attended the half-day event held on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Cape Coral Plumbing.

The fundraiser included new items and donated goods from local suppliers and building industry related companies. They provided great deals on all kinds of items including appliances, lighting, plumbing fixtures, kitchen cabinets and paint.

“This year’s fundraiser was a huge success,” said Heidi Taulman, Builders Care executive director. “The sale brought in $12,000 which was $2,000 more than last year’s sales. This money will enable Builders Care to provide roofs, wheelchair ramps, bathroom renovations and more to residents in need in Lee County.”

Supporting companies included Priority Marketing, Ferguson Kitchen, Lighting & Bath, Cape Coral Plumbing, Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings, Modern Tile, R.T. Moore, Suncoast Contractors Supply, Hide-Away Storage, Norris Home Furnishings, United Mechanical, Stock Development, Aubuchon Team of Companies, D&D Garage Doors and Dal-Tile.

Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA). Its objective is to provide emergency repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home repairs through traditional means. Builders Care enlists the volunteer services of Lee BIA members and leverages grants and donated materials to provide construction and remodeling services to qualified homeowners throughout Lee County. Builders Care is headquartered at the Lee BIA offices at 10501 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Suite 104, Fort Myers FL 33966. Donations can be made online at, or to the Builders Care general fund at BB&T Page Field branch at 4959 South Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056.