RDG and Downtown Chamber Bring Businesses Together for Community Project

 Des Moines, Iowa  –  Business professionals put their skills to work benefitting Habitat for Humanity Saturday May 7, 2016. Training and shifts began around 7:00am at RDG, who converted their 301 Grand Avenue parking lot into a construction zone working alongside members of the Des Moines Downtown Chamber of Commerce on a Panel Build Event. This event also included volunteers from the Habitat Young Professionals.

Panel Builds are a new endeavor being released in cities across the United States, getting more organizations involved creating safe, decent and stable housing. The task is building the interior and exterior wall panels of a Habitat home in a seven hour time period.  To learn more about Panel Build Events or find your local Habitat for Humanity click here.


“Instead of designing a space we were swinging hammers and welding saws to frame a house” Phil Hodgin, Architect and one of RDG’s Managing Principal agrees. “We have a proud 50 year tradition of giving back with time, talent and treasure.  We believe design is always informed by the drive to live life responsibly and do it well as individuals, as a company, and as part of the community.”  Working with the Des Moines Downtown Chamber to do a Habitat for Humanity project is a perfect way to practice what RDG preaches … Create. Meaning. Together.

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