Local Door and Kewaunee High School Students to Build 4th House in Sturgeon Bay

Ground breaking ceremony slated for Monday, September 13.

The Door Kewaunee Business & Education Partnership (DKBEP) will host a ground breaking ceremony to celebrate the start of the fourth annual DKBEP High School Home Construction Project in Sturgeon Bay. The ceremony is open to the public and will begin at 4 pm on Monday, September 13 at the jobsite, 134 N. Ashland Ave., Sturgeon Bay (behind Target). The program is an effort to grow the local construction industry’s skilled workforce while providing real-world learning experiences for our area youth.

Fourteen high school students representing Gibraltar, Sevastopol, Sturgeon Bay, and Southern Door school districts will be joining forces with the Door County Home Builders Association (DCHBA), Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) and the DKBEP to build a home from start to finish during the 2010/11 school year. Participating students will be involved in all aspects of home construction under the direct guidance of a NWTC contracted instructors, Miles Zastrow and Roger Mayer. Upon successful completion of the program, each student will earn 16 transcripted credits for advanced placement in the Wood Tech Technical Diploma one-year program at NWTC. The home will soon be listed on the open real estate market with ERA Starr Realty. Revenue generated from the home sale will offset program costs and any remaining will be used as seed money toward future DKBEP High School Home Construction projects.

The single story, 1,700 square foot ranch style home sits on a large lot in a quiet subdivision and boasts 3 bedrooms including a master suite, two full bathrooms, two stall finished garage and a full basement with natural light. Other amenities of the home include a gas fireplace, first floor laundry, walk-in kitchen pantry, spacious floor plan with vaulted ceilings, and a sliding glass door that opens to a no maintainence deck.

To date, the following businesses will be participating with the 2010/11 project:

Alberts Plastering (plastering), Badger Ladder (scaffolding), Baylake Bank (financing),
Broan-Nutone (bath fans/door chime), Captain Commodes (porta potty), City of Sturgeon Bay (building permits), Door County Co-op (appliances), Door County Economic Development Corporation (sponsorship), Door County Emergency Services (safety supplies), Door County Home Builders Association (partner), ERA Starr Realty (realtor), FLS Banners (t-shirts), Gordon’s West Side Electric (electrical), Home Depot (plaster board), Lamperts Yards (building materials), Little Hoppers (dumpster), Macco’s Floor Covering (floor covering), Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (partner), Peterson Plumbing & Heating (Plumbing & HVAC), Portside Builders (project advisor), Rass Excavating (excavation), Renew Plastics (decking material), School Districts of Gibraltar, Sevastopol, Sturgeon Bay & Southern Door, Superior Concrete Construction (foundation & flatwork), Title Services of Sturgeon Bay (service), Town & Country Building Systems (crane), Valley Cabinet (cabinetry), Vans Lumber (building materials), Weather Shield Windows & Doors (windows and doors), Wulf Brothers (fireplace & stone)

About Door Kewaunee Business & Education Partnership:

The Door Kewaunee Business & Education Partnership was created in 1999 to facilitate students acquiring the skills and behaviors necessary to succeed in the ever-changing, global workforce. The vision of DKBEP is to prepare students for careers and lifelong learning through the partnering of education, business and community. Opportunities are created for educators to increase knowledge and “hands-on” experience with business and career learning, and for businesses to define their long and short-term labor needs and help integrate “work-based experience” into the school curriculum.

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