The Aubuchon Team of Companies has donated more than $25,000 over the past four years to help the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) Builders Care program provide free home repair services to disadvantaged Lee County residents.

Each year, The Aubuchon Team of Companies hosts a fundraiser for local charities through its Helping Hands for the Holidays event. The 2010 holiday event raised more than $26,000 for three local charities including Builders Care.

“This donation demonstrates Team Aubuchon’s ongoing commitment to Builders Care and the industry,’’ said Heidi Taulman, Builders Care executive director. “We are so grateful to have their continued support even during these tough times.”  

Gary Aubuchon, president of  The Aubuchon Team of Companies, serves on the board of directors for the Lee Building Industry Association. 

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 4210 Metro Parkway, Suite 100, Fort Myers FL 33916. Donations can be made online at http://www.leebuilderscare.org/, or to the Builders Care general fund at BB&T (formerly Colonial Bank) Page Field branch at 4959 South Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056.