The mission of Nevada County Habitat is to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope, driven by a shared vision of a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to live. For over 25 years the community has responded to this mission with passion, generosity and a deep and abiding love for people of our community.

This is an apt description for MEC Builds, one of Habitat’s newest construction partners. Formed just three years ago, this Grass Valley company is owned by Haven Caravelli, Matthew Gross and Christian Garcia. The company’s expertise extends to high quality roofing, gutters and gutter systems, sun tunnels and skylights, and cleaning services.

They also specialize in giving back to the community. Through their generous spirit MEC Builds donated the materials and labor in ensuring Danise H. had a solid roof over her head. According to Ian Nansen, Habitat’s Construction Coordinator, the MEC Builds team were highly professional and efficient.

“In addition to their donation, and eye toward philanthropy, they really impressed us with their high level of craftsmanship. Their work totally aligned with our commitment to excellence.” Ian said.

“Matt has over 20 years of experience as a general contractor and Chris has been roofing since he was a child,” says Haven, who is the majority owner of the business. “We take immense pride in the quality of work we provide – and we’re extremely proud of the relationship we now have with Habitat.”

From the beginning of their entrance into the Nevada County construction field, Haven says that one of the driving values for MEC Builds is to make a larger contribution to the community. “Give back, give back, give back. This community has given us so much, we just naturally have wanted to create a better quality of life for all residents.”

As a board member of the Grass Valley Chamber and Grass Valley Downtown Association, Haven is especially drawn to public art and making community spaces that reflect the creative values of the people of Nevada County. Several of the new murals around Grass Valley have been partly underwritten by MEC Builds. “And there are more things being planned that will elevate the experience for locals and visitors alike.” She said.

“We also wanted to make a real and lasting difference by doing what we do best – roofing,” She said. “So the partnership with Habitat just made complete sense. Habitat’s mission aligns with our values for the community. We look forward to a long relationship.”

Go here for more information on MEC Builds.

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