O'Fallon Progress

Retired union electricians wire Habitat for Humanity in O’Fallon

Lewis & Clark Habitat for Humanity O’Fallon Chapter welcomed volunteers from Electric Pros to wire a new Habitat Home at 202 Carson Drive in O’Fallon, which is the site currently under construction for an O’Fallon resident, single-working mother with two children.
Lewis & Clark Habitat for Humanity O’Fallon Chapter welcomed volunteers from Electric Pros to wire a new Habitat Home at 202 Carson Drive in O’Fallon, which is the site currently under construction for an O’Fallon resident, single-working mother with two children.

The “Electric Pros” from IBEW 309 have teamed with the O’Fallon Illinois Habitat Chapter to wire a new Habitat for Humanity home on Carson Drive in O’Fallon.

The Electric Pros are retired union electrical workers who have partnered with contractors to work with select non-profits to improve local communities.

According to Bill Hagene, the team lead of the Electric Pros, they will totally wire four houses this year, located in Collinsville, O’Fallon, Roxanna and East St. Louis. This dynamic, high-spirited team has also provided their skills to help Partners for Pets, an animal shelter near Troy, with updated electrical service.

Ken Beeman, president of the O’Fallon Habitat Chapter echoed praises for the Electric Pros and credits them for being able to significantly reduce costs on builds.

“This allows the chapter to make better use of available funds to build additional safe, affordable houses in the community,” he said, applauding the quality of the work and the craftsmanship demonstrated by this energetic group of retirees.

“The Electric Pros are dedicated to making a positive impact on many communities as they continue to provide support and economic development planning efforts,” said Beeman, acknowledging, “The rewards have been great for all parties involved.”

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