Partnering Up

Builder Charlie Kuehn of Four State Homes in Joplin, an HBA board member, with Todd Parrott, Crew Chief No. 9 for NASCAR Driver Marcos Ambrose at the site of the seven-house, seven-day, Extreme Makeover build in Joplin after the tornado. Kuehn coordinated the efforts of seven HBA builders in the Extreme Makeover build. During the rebuilding, Kuehn played a key role in helping to organize out-of-town builders to perform insurance work, providing space in his own office for insurance adjusters to work, and guaranteeing the work of builders from nearby Springfield.

Builder Charlie Kuehn at the site of the Extreme Makeover seven-home, seven-day build in Joplin. Kuehn oversaw the build, carried out by seven builders from the Homebuilders Association of Southwest Missouri, headquartered in Joplin ( Says Crystal Harrington, HBA executive officer: “Charlie was sleeping about two hours a night that week.”

Joplin homebuilder Charlie Kuehn (right) with Sam Clifton of Millstone Custom Homes in Nixa, Missouri. Clifton and Kuehn were the two lead builders on site for the seven-day, seven-home Extreme Makeover build in Joplin in October, 2011."

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