Habitat Welcomes New Construction Coordinator

by  Robin Warden

Charlie Foust

Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce Charlie Foust as their new Construction Manager.  He will oversee the building process of Habitat homes in both counties and coordinate contractors and volunteers working on-site.  At present, his efforts will be focused on the completion of in the Burnsville Habitat neighborhood located at Longview and Celo Streets.   The first of three energy-efficient homes has been completed and 2 more homes are underway at this site. 


Charlie Foust brings many skills and experiences to benefit our local Habitat affiliate.  Since the early 1980’s he has been building homes, condos, and commercial buildings including hotels & restaurants throughout Florida.  He is originally from Miami, Oklahoma and received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Kansas State Teacher’s College in High School Carpentry.  His career in the building trades has included considerable on the job training for many crews.  He has received certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and is certified by the Army Core of Engineers in Quality Control and Safety.   


Charlie shares he is happy to be a part of Habitat. “This is a very worthwhile organization that addresses the issues of hunger and homelessness for families and allows us to keep our efforts focused here at home to help those in need.”