HDA's On-Staff Carpenters

Unlike other nonprofit affordable housing developers, the Housing Development Alliance employs and directs its own crew of carpenters. Led by our Director of Construction, each crew member has a decade or more of experience in the construction field.

When HDA builds or repairs your home, the work is being done by professional carpenters – not amateur builders. While we certainly welcome volunteers with no construction experience to work alongside us, our worksites remain under the guidance of our on-staff carpenters at all times.

For us, this means that the level of craftsmanship is higher, onsite safety is always assured, the pace of production remains consistent (e.g., we routinely build 17 to 20 new homes each year and repair 60 to 65 homes in a year), and the instruction received by our volunteers, Hope Building trainees, and summer interns is second to none.  

Our crews purchase materials from local suppliers, which contributes greatly to the local economy, and we always use local subcontractors for plumbing, septic and sewer system installation, utilities, and more.

Meet the Crew

New Home Construction Framing Crew

Steve Hurt

Lead Carpenter

Sarah Wetmore


Ronnie Boyd

Lead Carpenter

Ric Dombrowski


Shadell Burgett


Bobby Partin

Honorary Crew Member
February 21, 1981 ~ August 13, 2021

Home Repair/Home Rehab & Finishing Crew

Jimmie Benton, Jr.

Lead Carpenter - Finishing Crew

Dustin Moore

Lead Carpenter - Rehab Crew

Gene Begley

Lead Carpenter - Rehab Crew

Malachi Longworth

Carpenter - Finishing Crew

Susan Adams

Carpenter - Rehab Crew

Charles "Collin" Mosley

Carpenter - Rehab Crew

Cameron Shepherd

Carpenter - Rehab Crew

Tyler Hurt

Carpenter - Rehab Crew

Jeremy Kennedy

Carpenter - Rehab Crew

Hope Building Program - Construction Trainers

Josh Boyd

Carpenter & Lead Construction Trainer

Lindsey King

Carpenter & Assistant Trainer

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