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Dreams are being made with new construction on Rainbow Road

Habitat Homes are in construction stages in Windsor courtesy of the Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity.

WINDSOR, Conn. — Rainbow Road in Windsor is about to get brighter. That’s what the team of professionals and volunteers from the Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity thinks.

Currently, they are working on a “cluster build”; Four Habitat Homes in the construction stages that will be life-changing for four area families.

“When we can build multiple houses -- it’s not just impacting one family, it’s impacting the whole neighborhood and creating a community of like-minded folks who are hard-working and ready to make a difference,” said Chris McKelvie, the director of construction for the Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity. 

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There were plenty of moving parts during a Summer Wednesday on-site at the Rainbow Road location, including about a dozen volunteers from Wethersfield-based retirement and investment advisors Johnson Brunetti. 

After getting measurements for a front door to one of the homes, Eric Hogarth, a senior partner at Johnson Brunetti said everyone at the office is taking part over a three-day period in the house builds. 

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“We want to have a bigger impact in Connecticut,” said Hogarth. "The entire house is being built by volunteers.” 

The four single-family homes will all have four bedrooms, one and a half baths plus a one-car garage. They are all set to be completed and dedicated to families in January. 

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"That’s an amazing thing,” Hogarth said.

Paul Kiefer, a crew leader and 22-year-long volunteer for Habitat for Humanity added, “when you see families moving in, what a wonderful thing that is -- that they are going to own their own home.”

Jimmy Altman is a reporter at FOX61 News. He can be reached at jaltman@fox61.com. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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