January 23, 2018 7:00:00 AM EST  |  Culture  |  News  |  Philanthropy

Markon Rebuilds Homes After Harvey

markon-rebuilds-after-harvey-groupA team of nine volunteers from Markon spent the week of December 11th in Houston, TX rebuilding homes in the aftermath of hurricane Harvey.

Led by Steve Genn, the team joined Rebuilding Together Houston to restore structural integrity and livable conditions to two homes in East Houston.

Upon arrival, the first home had already been gutted and treated for mold, but the sub-floor and supporting joists were for the most part in terrible condition. We quickly got to work and by the end of the week had restored the structural foundation and installed new sub-flooring in 3 bedrooms, the bathroom, dining room, kitchen and main hallway. The "foundation crew" was led by Rob, Kyle, Steve and Pat, and the homeowner, Ms. Williams, could not have been happier with her new, solid master bedroom floor!

In addition, we had a rockstar drywall crew led by Rory aka "Wolf," Mitchell and Joe. They had no small task, as all of the drywall in the house 4' above the floor had been removed during the muck and gut of the house. They installed new waterproofing, insulation, and drywall in the entire home. Joe put the finishing touches on the drywall, and prepped the home for a paint crew!

The second home started off as a smaller project, but quickly grew into a bigger construction job. Jackie and Michelle tackled this home head-on by demolishing and removing moldy cabinetry, moldy drywall, a warped shower stall, and shower doors. During demo, they realized the joists underneath the bathroom needed work as well and provided the support needed. They were able to build back all of the walls and sub-floor by the end of the week!

Our Markon team was humbled to work with Rebuilding Together Houston. While we did make an impact on 2 homes, there are many more households affected in the greater Houston area. We plan to maintain our relationship with RTH as they continue to provide relief to #HomesAfterHarvey. 

About the Author

Krissy Goff, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Krissy Goff, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Krissy is the Operations Director for Markon. She oversees the corporate functional areas of contracts, finance, HR, IT, marketing, and recruiting. Krissy brings substantial experience in ensuring overall compliance for our organization. She has designed and implemented training programs tailored for corporate managers, has been actively involved in the implementation and upgrade of enterprise-wide systems, served on merger and acquisition teams, and created onboarding and employee development programs. Krissy joined Markon in 2015 after spending nearly ten years as a Senior HR Manager with Alion Science and Technology. Prior to joining Alion, Krissy was an HR and Training Manager for Wal-Mart Logistics. Krissy started her career in the U.S. Army where she achieved the rank of Captain. Krissy has a Bachelors Degree in Political Science with a minor in Military Studies from North Carolina State University and a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management from Marymount University. She holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification and a Society of Human Resources – Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification. "I love working for an organization that keeps its focus on the employees. Our culture can’t be beat and I’m proud to be part of the Markon team."