Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), recently honored its partnerships with local government in recognition of their service and commitment to Southwest Florida’s elderly and individuals with disabilities and their families.

Builders Care hit a milestone completing more than $2 million in construction services in November 2012 and celebrated it by recognizing their corporate and community partners and volunteers.

Lee BIA Builders Care president, Butch Ritter said, “Through this partnership, Builders Care has worked very closely with all departments in Lee County and City of Fort Myers Community Development and want to acknowledge that staff in all departments – Planning, Building, Permitting, Inspections and Code Enforcement.  They have played an integral role in the process of helping local citizens in need.”

“We are so blessed to have the hands on support of so many individuals and companies,” said Heidi Taulman, executive director, of Lee BIA Builders Care. “We simply could not do it without their continued support.”

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 LeeCounty. Builders Care is headquartered at the Lee BIA offices at 10501 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy., Suite 104 in Fort Myers. Donations can be made online at, or to the Builders Care general fund at BB&T Page Field branch at 4959 South Cleveland Ave. inFort Myers. Moreinformation is available by calling 239-938-0056.