Millard and Linda Fuller start Habitat for Humanity International (HfHI) in Americus, Georgia.
Habitat Pinellas is conceptualized at a meeting of the St. Petersburg Ministerial Association by Reverend Bob Gemmer. Reverend James Schwarzlose of the First Congregational Church of St. Petersburg is named Executive Director.
Habitat Pinellas breaks ground on their very first home. The homeowner was required to put in 1,000 hours of sweat equity. Also, Habitat Pinellas is recognized as an HfHI affiliate.
The very first home outside of St. Petersburg is built in Clearwater. It is the 15th home ever for Habitat Pinellas. More homes in Safety Harbor, Dunedin, Tarpon Springs and Pinellas Park soon follow.
In February, Habitat Pinellas completes its 100th house for a family located in St. Petersburg.
ReStore, Habitat Pinellas’s home improvement outlet, opens its doors. Also, the first homeowner, Jane Dunaway, pays off and burns her mortgage, vowing to continue volunteering and helping others.
Habitat Pinellas receives a Bank of America Neighborhood Builder Award. Also, professional building teams complete a Habitat Pinellas home in just five days — the fastest home build ever completed at this time.
More than 400 women volunteer to build a house for the Habitat Pinellas. Also, Habitat Pinellas receives Charity Navigator four-star rating.
The first Energy Star Certified home is built, which becomes the 200th house built for Habitat Pinellas. Also, Homer Villas is purchased in Clearwater and rebuilt as Stevens Creek. Over 50 homes are built.
Operation REhabitat launches. Habitat Pinellas focuses efforts on renovating distressed mortgage properties due to the housing market collapse. Also, a weeklong, two-home Blitz Build takes place during Super Bowl XLIII. The home is built in a box and donated to the Pittsburg Habitat affiliate.
Habitat Pinellas celebrates its 25th anniversary and its fourth consecutive four-star rating. Also, the first multi-family development is built and the Showcase Home is opened for visitors.
Habitat Pinellas relocates its administrative offices and ReStore to a larger facility in Clearwater. Also, over 600 volunteers participate in the Habitat Pinellas’s “Blitz Build” and builds two homes in one week.
Habitat Pinellas dedicates its 250th home and Habitat President/CEO, Barbara Inman, is named “Nonprofit Woman of the Year” by the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce.
The first Habitat Pinellas Global Village trip sent 10 volunteers to Guatamala for a weeklong build. Also, Habitat Pinellas’s annual Blitz Build completes two homes in seven days using 500 community volunteers.
Habitat Pinellas dedicates its 300th home in St. Petersburg. The Environmental Protection Agency awards Habitat Pinellas a national Energy Star Award and Raymond James Financial names Habitat Pinellas as “Partner of the Year.”
Habitat Pinellas turns 30. Also, Charity Navigator awards Habitat Pinellas its ninth consecutive four-star rating and is named HSN’s “Partner of the Year.”
Habitat Pinellas is a finalist for Tampa Bay Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work Awards” and receives the “Nonprofit of the Year” award at the Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber Awards and Installation banquet.