Hoteliers trade welcome mats for hard hats at their second Habitat for Humanity build


After spending a day in June installing roof trusses on a Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County home, hoteliers from Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa – led by their Managing Director, Michael King – were eager to once again this summer trade their oceanside views for hammers and nails to install a roof on a second Habitat home. More than 20 staff members from the AAA Five Diamond property – representing all departments from Food and Beverage to Eau Spa – donned hard hats and work gloves on Thursday to get their hands dirty for the Dorsanvil family in Boynton Beach. They established an efficient system of working in small teams to climb scaffolding and ladders to place and secure roof trusses, then apply the plywood sheeting that, when shingled, will complete the roof. Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County expects the two new Boynton Beach homes to be completed by January 2016. “What makes our hoteliers at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa so good at their jobs is their teamwork and desire to ensure people are well cared-for and happy,” said King. “That conscientiousness was on display while working on both of these Habitat homes this summer, and I shared in their enthusiasm to make a dream come true for two most deserving families.” According to Mike Campbell, chief executive officer of Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County, the Eau team is a perfect example of how effective the business community is to help those who want the opportunity to own their own homes. “The team from Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa should inspire others in our community to give a helping hand. Their work ethic and the customer service skills they possess are the keys to their success on the build site,” Campbell noted.