Habitat for Humanity Hires Barga as Construction Manager

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“We are excited to have Mark Barga join our team as the new Construction Manager. His leadership, construction, and volunteer management experience will be a huge asset as we look to significantly expand our critical home repair program. His character and past service to the community make him an ideal candidate for this position. Mark will be joining the organization in January.”

Mark brings to the organization over 30 years of construction experience that started on his grandfather’s farm when he was in his teens. Mark has experience in new home construction, room additions, home repairs including bathrooms and kitchens, excavation, electrical and plumbing, roofing, siding, doors and windows, and decks and handrails. He has a strong record of partnering and working with local contractors.

Mark retired from the City of Sidney Fire Department as the Assistant Fire Chief. He was a trained firefighter and paramedic and led the department’s code enforcement and was a fire scene investigator. In addition to his role at the Sidney Fire Department, he was the Assistant Fire Chief for the Shelby County Volunteer Fire Department where he gained extensive experience working with and training volunteers. Mark has operated excavation and construction companies around his shift rotations at the fire department and continued to complete home improvement projects into his retirement.

“The new role as Construction Manager and the addition of Mark to the team align with the organization’s strategic plan of serving more families with our critical home repair program. We are excited in the direction we are headed and the opportunities to impact more lives in 2024.” States Barr. Mark Barga on joining the board, “I am looking forward to bringing my 30 plus years of experience in construction and remodeling to the Habitat for Humanity of Miami and Shelby Counties. I am excited to continue to help serve the citizens of both counties thru this great faith-based organization.”

Habitat for Humanity of Miami and Shelby Counties is a local nonprofit organization meeting all Habitat for Humanity International standards. Our mission is seeking to put God’s love in action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. We are currently looking for compassionate volunteers at our ReStore in Troy and volunteers with experience in woodworking, carpentry, or construction for our home repair program and inside our activity center. Interested volunteers can contact Scott Barr at sbarr@hfhmco.org or 937-332-3763.

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