“Over the years, Adair has been known as a company that cares for the communities it serves. From our involvement in local food banks and The Salvation Army to blood drives with the Red Cross, one of the things that drives our culture is a sense that we are here to serve others, not ourselves.”
Byron Van Kley, CEO
Last year, when wildfires ravaged large sections of the western United States, thousands of people lost their homes. It’s been very meaningful to help these communities rebuild. Additionally, with our trade partners, Adair is privileged to be able to donate several homes to families who lost homes in the wildfires and have special needs.
Melanie, her husband Marc, and her dad Ed lost everything in the Holiday farm fire: property, home, belongings and their family business. They have lived in Blue River for nearly 30 years. Melanie Stanely has volunteered extensively in her community. She is currently on the Board of Directors for four local organizations, as well as a volunteer at a local school and Upper McKenzie Fire and Rescue. In August of 2021, we celebrated the groundbreaking of their new home at the family’s property in Blue River.
Lois Kane has lived on her 1-acre property in Lyons, OR, for over 36 years. In 2020, she was rushed to evacuate her home while wildfires were ravaging the land around her property. Ultimately, she lost her home and all her possessions in the fire. A senior citizen herself, Lois spends much of her time taking care of adult family members with health issues. When our team heard about Lois, we knew she was the right choice for our Legacy Program. In October 2021, we celebrated with Lois at our Aurora branch while she signed her home order.
Laura Wamsley’s family has lived on her land in Eagle Point for over 27 years. After the devastating loss of her home in the 2020 wildfires, and without homeowner’s insurance to finance a rebuild, the family found themselves in a tough situation. Worried they might be living on their land in a tent or her car, Laura was scared about what the future held for her and her adult sons. Adair received a letter on her family’s behalf from the Department of Human Services and the Salvation Army. After hearing their story, we knew the Wamsley family was a perfect candidate for our Legacy Program. In March 2022, we celebrated with the Wamsley family at our Medford branch during the signing of their home order.
As a corporation, we are proud to have strong affiliations with the Salvation Army, the Clark County Food Bank and the Red Cross.
We’ve donated over $32,000 to the Clark County Food Bank since 2014. In addition, we host an annual food drive at our All Company Meeting, and at several other points throughout the year.
We also donate our time and expertise. Members of our team recently came together to get involved in a volunteer project for the Clark County Food Bank. They designed and built a shed to provide critical storage during the nonprofit's renovation.
As a company, we participate annually in the Salvation Army Angel Tree. This program helps provide Christmas gifts for hundreds of thousands of children around the country each year, who might otherwise not receive anything for Christmas. Our employees are proud to donate gifts and clothing to children and senior adults in our local community who are registered as Angels within the program.
Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Blood is essential to help patients survive surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. Since our partnership with the Red Cross in November 2020, we’ve hosted 9 blood drives and collected 149 units of blood. The need for blood is constant, and our employees take pride in helping the Red Cross in their mission to save lives.
Adair Cares Branch Challenge
In 2019, many of our team members and trade partners had the privilege of getting involved in helping a customer who happened to be a police officer wounded in the line of duty just as his project began.
The experience was so rewarding that we decided to make it a challenge for every branch to find a way to give back to at least one of our customers each year. Building a custom home takes time, and in that process there can be major life changes. We check in with our teams to keep them motivated on this mission, and love hearing the stories. See what our branches have been up to below!
In Redmond when one of our customers went into labor early the team decided to help them out by completing the final clean and providing them with a really sweet baby gift.
In Aurora, after a customer suddenly lost their spouse our superintendent stepped up to help with several of the owner participation responsibilities and also got some support from our local trades. Because of these efforts the customer was able to move-in without any delays.
Olympia recently had a customer who was managing all of the homeowner responsibilities on her own, while pregnant. She had the baby just weeks prior to the completion of the home so the team in Olympia banded together with a local trade to help with some of the final tasks.
Building Hope Gala
In 2021 our company sponsored the Building Hope Gala & Auction, which raised a record $514,000.
This event provided funds to the Home Builders Foundation, which directs the philanthropic activities of the home building community by providing shelter for area residents in need, and supporting the future of our industry by offering educational opportunities for tomorrow’s workforce.
You can learn more about this foundation here.