WEYMOUTH, QUINCY, MA, ISSUED JUNE 14, 2019…South Shore Habitat for Humanity (http://sshabitat.org), which has delivered quality housing in partnership with families in need for the past 32 years, knows what a friend it has in Granite City Electric Supply Company (GCE).
“We continue to be amazed by the support the remarkable staff at Granite City Electric has provided us over the years,” said Martine Taylor, Executive Director of South Shore Habitat for Humanity.
Most recently, the Quincy-based family-owned and operated electrical distributor generously donated electrical supplies for four Habitat homes being built in Duxbury.
Granite City Electric is also a key sponsor of South Shore Habitat for Humanity events, including this year’s High Heels & Hard Hats Gala held on June 7th at Granite Links Golf Club and the upcoming Golf Classic, slated on October 7th at Marshfield Country Club.
In addition to providing electrical supplies and financial support, members of the Granite City Electric staff have consistently donated their time and construction skills by helping to build Habitat homes.
“Granite City Electric Supply Co. has long been a proud supporter of the South Shore Habitat for Humanity,” said Steve Argyle, Vice President of Branch Sales at GCE. “The SSHH team does such an amazing job for a fantastic cause.”
Argyle recalled his initial build day with the SSHH team, noting that he is not a “handy guy” and has learned the hard way “not to attempt projects at home myself, as I always end up calling a professional to make good on the damage I’ve done!”
“However, I wanted to get involved so I rolled my sleeves up and joined a team of my colleagues from GCE,” he said. “To my horror two of my GCE team and I were assigned to install the donated kitchen cabinets, while the rest of the GCE team was assigned to various other tasks around the new home.”
Although the kitchen cabinets were beauties, they were not specifically designed for the space, so modifications were in order.
“I thought to myself this is going to be a disaster and I will never be invited back. However, we received great guidance and advice from the site construction manager and before the day was out, we had successfully installed the kitchen,” said Argyle.
“We felt a tremendous sense of satisfaction, knowing we had helped a family who would soon be living and thriving in the house,” he said. “To be able to play a small part in helping provide a hand up, not a hand out, is a humbling and gratifying experience; Granite City Electric Supply is committed to continuing its support of this amazing organization.”