Moraine Park carpentry students help with Habitat project

by admin20. November 2008 19:00

Recently, students from the ABC Carpentry Apprenticeship program at Moraine Park Technical College lent a helping hand with a project for Habitat for Humanity Lakeside – Ozaukee County.

 Moraine Park apprentices and instructor pose in front of Habitat house.

The third- and fourth-year apprentices worked on a duplex being built in Port Washington. They applied roof sheathing to one of the homes in the duplex and to the combined garages, and also completed roof framing on the rear porch areas. After the sheathing, the students did additional work on the roofs including underlayments, edges, flashing and shingling.


Members of the Ozaukee County Habitat committee commented that the work the Moraine Park team did in one day would have taken at least three to four days for their group to finish. Director John Orth thanked the apprentices for their efforts on behalf of Habitat.


“The project has significance in that the students were able to be involved in a community service project using the skills they are learning in the classroom, developing job-site expertise and learning to work with a large group of construction tradesmen,” said Gary Roehrig, Moraine Park carpentry instructor. “It benefited the students, the College, the Habitat program and ultimately the two families who will call the project ‘home’ next spring.”


Moraine Park apprentices who took part in the project include Robert Asmondy of Germantown, who is employed by B&M Enterprises in Sussex; Nick Collin of Mt. Calvary, Burg Homes and Design of Malone; Ryan Dickerson of Brookfield, Ollman Construction in Milwaukee; Adam Janz of Cedarburg, North Central Construction in Fond du Lac; Josh Nelson of Waukesha, Constructive Solutions in Milwaukee; Dustin Pagel of Neenah, Radtke Contractors in Winneconne; Scott Poklasny of Hartford, North Central Construction in Fond du Lac; Jon Puetz of Elkhart Lake, Bill’s Electric Contracting in Cascade; Ryan Riesterer of Manitowoc, ACE Building Services in Manitowoc; Brock Schatzman and Zach Stacy, both of Racine, Absolute Construction Enterprises in Racine; Brian Terranova of Racine, Geoff’s Construction in Wind Lake; and Jeremy Weisfeld of Sheboygan, ACE Building Services in Manitowoc.


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