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Who Is LIBI?

Here's a look at what we do, plus details about the Superstorm Resource Expo on March 20.

Over the past 70 years Long Island Builders Institute (LIBI), a non-profit organization, has made Long Island a better place to live.  The organization includes over 500 members who represent, “commercial, residential, multi-families, rental buildings as well as general contractors” in order to better serve Long Island.

LIBI strives to create a balance between the economy, environment and development opportunities for all communities and all residents. For example, Long Island Home Builders Care Development Corp (LIHBCDC), a branch of LIBI’s not-for-profit Charitable Arms, builds new homes at a substantially reduced rate for Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Donations by “Suffolk County, private donors, local municipalities and members of LIBI,” make LIHBCDC’s Building New Home for Returning Veterans program, possible.  Thanks to the generous contributions of land and dollars, plus reduced charges of materials and labor, these homes can be awarded to selected veteran applicants with an affordable price tag.

In 2011, the first new home within the New Home for Returning Veterans program was built for retired veteran, Sergeant Omar Domenech after land was donated to LIHBCDC. LIBI members worked together to turn this generous dream into a reality and have continued to push forward with the cause by completing their second home for Sergeant Ryan Donnelly.

To learn more about LIBI and the many services they provide, be sure to attend Superstorm Resource Expo, presented by Long Island Builders Institute, on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Long Island in Hauppauge.

For more information regarding the show, visit http://www.libi.org or Superstorm Resource Expo at Facebook.com.

While your there, don’t forget to look for the LIBI seal of approval on a LIBI approved professional!

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Jan Porinchak February 26, 2013 at 11:14 PM
I write a blog. This is an ADvertisment. Let's see more blogs at KINGS PARK PATCH, and no more of these ads in the blog section.
John K Massaro February 27, 2013 at 01:32 AM
Totally agree with you, Jan. A Blog is a Blog, an Ad is an Ad. Big difference between the two. Maybe I should start a blog...
Jan Porinchak February 27, 2013 at 02:41 AM
Exactly. I write my blog as a community service. It takes time, and I don't do it for profit. There seems to be a lot of these cookie cutter "infomercials" thinly disguised as "blogs" proliferating on Patch lately. They should be filtered out so real local voices can be heard.
Jan Porinchak February 27, 2013 at 09:02 PM
Well said. I go to patch to get a feel for the pulse of the community. I feel who wants to read another "puff piece" as you so aptly put it, about tax tips, health tips and so forth that are simply enticements for business's. Now there's the "Suffolk Cooperative Library System" placing a flood of posts on Patch. This isn't written by a person. There is no community discourse. What's up with that??
Andrew F. Herrmann Jr. February 27, 2013 at 11:42 PM
Patch started out well....I was glad to get news of the North Fork.....about a month ago I seen a change.....It say's NORTHFORKPATCH.....But that's not how I think of it now....When I go on it now I don't know what to expect.....sometimes you keep running the same story....I know about Patch I followed it since it started....one of my best friends is Erin Schultz....Don't ask me about a board meeting I expect you to cover it....Then I go on your web page and read about it...I will miss Erin's stories....but you guy's have to do a better job...or you will lose the local's....then your hit's go down ....then you have nothing......so if I was you....I would get busy

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