Crystal Stouten has been appointed executive director for Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA).

In her role, Stouten will work with contractors and local businesses to secure in-kind services, as well as monetary and material donations, to help Lee BIA Builders Care carry out its mission to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means. The executive director also helps assemble teams of skilled volunteers to complete construction projects and lead fundraising events throughout the year.

Stouten, a seasoned sales, marketing and communications professional, previously served as business development director and customer relations manager for Service Contracting Solutions, a Fort Myers-based company that is one of Florida’s largest painting contractors. While there, Stouten collaborated with the executive team to improve policies and procedures while also overseeing marketing campaigns and recruitment, coordinating company events, maintaining relationships with vendors and more.

Stouten’s related experience also includes a position as membership director for the Cape Coral Construction Industry Association (CCCIA) and in purchasing and vendor relations for K. Hovnanian First Homes.

Stouten is a member of numerous local committees, including the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce, Lee Building Industry Association, Associated Building & Contractors Association, Building Managers International and other community-based organizations.

To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has helped more than 425 Lee County families and has provided over $4.75 million in construction services and materials at no cost to the families in need.

About Lee BIA Builders Care

The mission of Lee BIA Builders Care is to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means. Lee BIA Builders Care offers a full range of no-cost emergency construction services to improve the safety and health for needy seniors and disabled individuals of all ages by enlisting the expertise and donated services and materials of contractors, sub-contractors and businesses. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $4.75 million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need. Builders Care is funded through financial donations, grants and donated services and materials to provide emergency construction services to qualified homeowners throughout the community. Lee BIA Builders Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization under the charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association. Lee BIA Builders Care is headquartered at 6835 International Center Blvd. #4 in Fort Myers. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056, and by following Builders Care at www.Facebook.com/LeeBuildersCare.