Crestmark Helps Build Strong Communities with Habitat for Humanity

TROY, MICHIGAN (September 13, 2012) – Eight members from the Midwest/Troy Region Crestmark put a compassionate spin on community relations, Saturday, September 8: The group and several of their loved ones dedicated a day working for Habitat for Humanity. This is the fifth year Crestmark has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity.

With ladders, scrapers and paint brushes in hand, the Crestmark crew – Ryan Coughlin, Gus Mattia, Linda Barrett and husband Dan, Kelly Jonkhans and husband Falko, Teri Haynes and husband Ryan, Gail Brelin, Marty Blake, Josh Beauvais, wife Krissy, and mother Debbie – spruced up the Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County headquarters in Pontiac. They removed old paint, repainted the building exterior and the metal awning, and gave the facility an overall fresh look. In addition to improving our community, the team’s efforts helped Crestmark achieve its Community Reinvestment Act 2012 goals.

“This year was unique since we didn’t work on a recipient’s house, but I thought it was great. The regional headquarters building is the first thing people see when they reach out to Habitat, and to give it a facelift could improve the perception of future homeowners – and donors, too,” said Josh Beauvais, Crestmark Vice President and 2012 team leader. “It may have actually been more difficult than some of the previous homes that we’ve worked on, but it was rewarding since the hard work of our team really seemed to make a difference.”

Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to bring people together in an effort to eliminate poverty housing through the building of homes, communities and hope. Established in 1976, throughout the years Habitat and its volunteers have built or rehabilitated over 500,000 homes, sheltering more than 2.5 million people in more than five continents and 3,000 communities worldwide – and the momentum continues to build.


The Crestmark Habitat crew (from left): Ryan Coughlin, Krissy and Josh Beauvais, Debbie Beauvais, Ryan and Teri Haynes, Kelly and Falko Jonkhans, Gus Mattia, Linda and Dan Barrett, and Marty Blake.