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Thompson–Weiler Project (Schultz 2007)

Family and volunteers on new house front steps

The Thompson-Weiler Project is one of 15 houses that are being built in 2007 through the efforts of Habitat for Humanity—MidOhio. Habitat is pleased to support the resurgence outlined in the City of Columbus Franklinton Plan and spearheaded by the Franklinton Development Association with this house on Schultz Avenue–the 8th Habitat house built here in the oldest community in Central Ohio.

Man with four children

Head & shoulders picture of a man

Our homebuyer partner on this project is the Thompson Family including Benny and his 4 children. Benny works at Port Columbus Airport to support his family, and his commitment to the sweat equity, financial and other house purchase requirements is the cornerstone that makes this project possible and worthwhile.

Man in a business suit walking down the street

Woman in a dress on the construction site

Archer-Meek-Weiler business logo

We have been abundantly blessed with financial support from Alan and Bobbie Weiler who made a $100,000 donation to cover the entire cost of construction for this house. This is the second house that the Weiler's have sponsored in as many years. We are very appreciative of their generosity!

The house at 228 Schultz Avenue is an Open Build. This means that at the outset there is no single group of volunteer builders committed to the project. We have an empty lot, a deserving partner family, generous financial support and an undying faith in the power of God working through people. Dozens of organizations have stepped forward and organized their employees and members into work groups that will donate over 2500 hours of volunteer labor to build the house. Thank you for your generosity!

Two volunteers on garage roof in front of house being built

Marge Ward and Dave Bezaire are committed to work on the project from beginning to end, providing the leadership and continuity to insure a high quality result. They are very appreciative of Terry Baughman's dedication as a crew lead throughout. All of the work was done under the direction of Roger Powell, Construction Superintendent.

Below is a listing of the volunteer groups who worked each day, and the progress that we accomplished. Click on the camera icon to see a slide show of pictures from each day.

 

  • Date

    Pictures

    Work Groups

    Accomplishments

  • 12/20/2007

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    Everyone!

    224 Schultz Ave Dedication Ceremony

  • 12/19/2007

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    Everyone!

    228 Schultz Ave Dedication Ceremony

  • 12/18/2007

    None Available

    House Lead

    Punchout; Paint garage door

  • 12/15/2007

    None Available

    Individual volunteers

    Punchout; Paint front & rear doors; cleaning

  • 12/14/2007

    None Available

    Habitat Affiliate Staff

    Punchout; cleaning

  • 12/13/2007

    None Available

    Thursday Crew

    Punchout; cleaning; install carpet protector

  • 12/12/2007

    None Available

    House Leads

    Punchout; cleaning

  • 12/10/2007
    - 12/11/2007

    None Available

    Contractor

    Install carpet

  • 12/8/2007

    None Available

    Individual volunteers

    Paint touch-up; install towel bar; install mirror; install basement stairway baseboard; install linen closet shelves; repair "plumber's window"; prep floor for carpet

  • 12/7/2007

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    Abbott Nutrition

    Final paint; wash windows; install screens; nail baseboards; install towel bars; install closet shelves;

  • 12/6/2007

    None Available

    Thursday Crew

    Install towel bars; final paint; install basement handrail; install bypass door guide blocks

  • 12/4/2007

    None Available

    Tuesday Crew

    Install baseboard; install gutter guards

  • 12/3/2007

    None Available

    House Leads

    Install front door vinyl; begin final paint

  • 12/1/2007

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    Archer, Meek, Weiler Agency; individual volunteer
    Lunch by Faith Force Volunteers

    Install porch soffit; install house numbers; install front door underlayment, baseboard; complete interior doors; poly stairway handrail; install walk stones to garage; putty trim nails; install light bulbs; paint mailbox; fill screws in door kick panels

  • 11/30/2007

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    House leads

    Paint porch railings; stain stairway handrail

  • 11/29/2007

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    Thursday Crew

    Install baseboards; install half-bath vanity; complete kitchen cabinets and countertops; install closet by-pass doors

  • 11/28/2007

    None Available

    House leads

    Kitchen cabinets & countertops; paint front porch railings

  • 11/27/2007

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    Tuesday Crew

    Install most interior doors; install most kitchen cabinets; install window trim; patch drywall; paint cold air returns

  • 11/26/2007

    None Available

    House leads

    Install vinyl flooring

  • 11/24/2007

    None Available

    Vineyard; individual volunteers

    Complete interior painting; complete vinyl floor underlayment & templates; paint basement shelves

  • 11/23/2007

    None Available

    Individual volunteers

    Interior painting; vinyl floor underlayment

  • 11/21/2007

    None Available

    House leads

    Paint porch railings

  • 11/20/2007

    None Available

    Tuesday Crew

    Paint porch railings; insulate 224

  • 11/17/2007

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    Individual volunteers; Lunch by Bethel Presbyterian Church

    Complete porch railings; paint front porch railing; begin 224 porch; complete 224 siding & trim

  • 11/16/2007

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    AIMCO; Individual volunteers

    Install front handrails; install rear porch railings; install 224 and Guilford porch footers; sort materials and clean garages; silence floor squeaks

  • 11/15/2007

    None Available

    Thursday Crew

    Insulate 224

  • 11/14/2007

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    AIMCO; Individual volunteers
    Lunch by The Worthington Senior Retirement Community

    Install sod and shrubs; Install front porch railings & handrails; prep & paint porch railings; shingle 224 porch roof; trim rear porch beam & posts;

  • 11/13/2007

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    Individual volunteers

    Install front porch railing frames

  • 11/10/2007

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    Marysville United Methodist Church; Columbus Academy; individual volunteers

    Finish 228 siding & fascia trim; finish 224 porch railings and begin 228's; finish 224 north siding; finish 224 gable end soffit and fascia; install porch stairway railing posts

  • 11/9/2007

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    Limited Brands; Individual volunteers

    Install F-channel, soffit and siding on front gable; complete siding on both garages; install 224 porch railings; caulk floor/wall joint in 224; insulate 228 band boards

  • 11/8/2007

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    Thursday Crew; Thursday Evening Crew

    Install F-channel on front gable; install garage overhead door trim; install final back porch post; complete insulation; complete 224 back siding; trim 224 front posts; complete 224 interior framing

  • 11/7/2007

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    Citi Fund Services

    Caulk floor/wall joint; seal windows and doors; install insulation baffles; repair floor gaps; eliminate truss squeak; frame closets over stairs; install Dow insulation board on front gable

  • 11/6/2007

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    Tuesday Crew

    Back gable siding complete; garage aluminum trim complete; Construction locks installed; Window sealing begun; Aluminum beam trim 75% complete; Front porch post trim complete; 224 north siding 98% complete; 224 east siding 85% complete; 224 over stairway storage framed;

  • 11/3/2007

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    Mifflin Presbyterian Church; individual volunteers; Able Roofing

    South siding complete; garage north, west and south siding complete; garage soffits complete; garage aluminum trim 50% complete; Dow insulation board complete on upper back gable end; basement stair safety railings complete; roofing complete; 224 north siding 98% complete; 224 east siding 60% complete; 224 garage aluminum trim complete;

  • 11/2/2007

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    Limited Brands; HFH-GC affiliate staff
    Lunch by Bobbie Weiler

    South siding complete; garage south side 80% sided; garage door installed; garage north soffit complete; 224 siding continued, garage aluminum trim complete

  • 11/1/2007

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    Thursday Crews

    North, rear & front porch siding complete; Attic access, over-stairs closet and misc framing details complete; garage siding prep begun; 224 siding continued, beam trim complete, garage 75% complete

  • 10/31/2007

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    Limited Brands

    North siding 95% complete; Rear siding 90% complete; Front porch siding 60% complete; 224 North and South Siding complete to below ladder level

  • 10/30/2007

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    Tuesday Crew

    Complete house soffits; begin fascia trim; prep and side back porch; siding prep on front of house; frame garage door rough opening

  • 10/29/2007

     

    House lead

    Frame soffit ends; siding repairs

  • 10/27/2007

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    Archer, Meek, Weiler Agency; Women's Build; Individual volunteers
    Lunch by Vineyard of Columbus

    Complete Dow board insulation on garage; install soffits on porches and north side of house; begin siding north and south sides of house; install doors

  • 10/26/2007

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    Limited Brands

    Tarpaper garage roof; sheathe and tarpaper porch roof; complete garage door; begin door installation; install F-Channel and soffit; install hurricane clips; install Dow insulation board; continue framing closet over basement stairs

  • 10/25/2007

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    Thursday Crew

    Continue garage Dow board insulation; F-Channel; Re-flash windows; begin garage door; wrap porch beams

  • 10/24/2007

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    Arlington Bank; individual volunteer

    Build basement shelving components for 3 houses; install 2/3 of shelving over basement stairs

  • 10/23/2007

     

     

    Rained out

  • 10/22/2007

     

    House lead

    Begin soffits; tarpaper roof

  • 10/20/2007

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    Individual volunteers
    Lunch by Faith Force Volunteers

    Frame garage door opening; continue Dow board insulation; cabinet and handicap grab bar blocking; drywall blocking; begin porch beam; wind braces

  • 10/19/2007

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    Limited Brands; JP Morgan Chase

    Complete garage roof; continue Dow board insulation; cabinet blocking; curtain blocking; install doors

  • 10/17/2007

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    Citi Fund Services; Alcatel-Lucent
    Lunch by The Worthington Senior Retirement Community

    Install almost all windows on both houses; garage trusses and begin sheathing; staircases in 3 houses; garage shelving

  • 10/16/2007

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    Limited Brands; Tuesday Crew

    Continue blue board insulation; Prep garage walls & trusses; Complete roof trim boards; Repair window rough opening

  • 10/13/2007

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    Individual volunteers; Mifflin Presbyterian Church; OSU students

    Complete roof sheathing; continue blue board insulation; frame ceiling in basement stairway

  • 10/12/2007

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    Limited Brands; Simpson Strong Tie

    Begin roof sheathing; begin blue board insulation; install hurricane clips; build garage walls

  • 10/11/2007

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    Thursday Crew

    Sub-fascia; certify wall sheathing; hurricane clips

  • 10/10/2007

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    Limited Brands; Columbus Crew

    Set gable-end trusses; drywall nailers

  • 10/9/2007

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    Principal Financial; Tuesday Crew

    Prep and set trusses on house and garage; finish interior walls

  • 10/6/2007

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    Individual Volunteers
    Lunch by LPN Association of Ohio, Division 12

    Continue wall building and porch beams

  • 10/5/2007

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    Nationwide Children's Hospital Center for Injury Research and Policy

    Continue wall building and porch beams

  • 10/4/2007

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    Thursday Crew

    Continue wall building; begin porch beams

  • 10/3/2007

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    Columbus Crew

    Continue wall building

  • 10/2/2007

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    Tuesday Crew

    Complete exterior walls; begin interior walls

  • 9/29/2007

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    Individual volunteers

    Continue wall building

  • 9/28/2007

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    Citi Fund Services; Columbus Academy; Fisher College of Business

    Continue wall building; cover band boards with OSB

  • 9/27/2007

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    AEP Financial Reporting

    Continue wall building; Rain out; Wall raising ceremony

  • 9/26/2007

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    Citi Fund Services

    Begin wall building

  • 9/25/2007

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    Citi Fund Services

    Install floor sheathing

  • 9/22/2007

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    Grace Brethren Church

    Install floor joists and band boards

  • 9/21/2007

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    House lead

    Complete sill plates; Mark joist layout

  • 9/19/2007

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    Citi Fund Services

    Complete center support beam; Install 80% of sill plates

  • 9/18/2007

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    Tuesday Crew

    Begin center support beam

  • 9/17/2007

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    Contractors

    Site preparation; basement walls