HopeBUILDERS Home Repair Inc
11184 Antioch #324
Overland Park KS 66210
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (888) 467-3001
Mission Statement
To help others live in Safety, Comfort & Dignity.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Gregory Wayne
Board Chair Mr. Todd LaRose
Board Chair Company Affiliation FCI Advisors
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2000
Former Names
FaithBUILDERS Housing Rehab Ministries
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement
To help others live in Safety, Comfort & Dignity.
Background Statement
HopeBUILDERS was founded in 2000 by a group of local volunteers with a passion for improving the living conditions of people in need across Kansas City. In the spirit of “Christmas in October,” founders organized volunteers from six local churches and completed the first home repair project in October 2000. Today, HopeBUILDERS continues to help people in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area live in safety, comfort, and dignity by providing elderly individuals and people with disabilities with needed home repairs and accessibility modifications.
Impact Statement
2017 has been a spectacular year for HopeBUILDERS and the clients we serve. HopeBUILDERS has grown on nearly all fronts - clients/projects, volunteers, revenue, and the number of partners working on projects. With your help, we served a record 73 clients with 87 projects (several clients had multiple projects). These projects included 41 ramps (new builds and repairs), 42 accessibility modifications and home repairs and four bathroom upgrades - all records. HB also partnered with 13 organizations to serve 43 of the 73 clients. We received a donation of low-barrier shower bases that lowers our cost to provide bathroom accessibility modifications. We received a grant that allowed us to hire an executive director and communications coordinator to help us increase our name recognition. Finally, we also have adjusted our board structure to make our day-to-day support more efficient.
 
Our goals for this coming year are focused on increased capacity to better serve those in need:
  • Continue to develop new partners for volunteers or funding projects;
  • Acquire/develop additional project managers to lead projects;
  • Develop funding relationships to support staff needed to organize projects;
  • Continue marketing HopeBUILDERS to increase name recognition for clients, volunteers and funders.
  • Strengthen the board to more effectively support the above goals.
Needs Statement
The Kansas City area population has an estimated 300,000 people with disabilities, comprised of all ages (children, adults and elderly). They need help to allow them to live independently.
To serve these extensive demands, HopeBUILDERS’ five most pressing needs are:
  • Sustainable sources of funding for programs and staff.
  • Additional skilled volunteers/project managers to lead the required modification or repair projects (may include some paid staff);
  • Sustainable partnerships with local organizations that can help provide skilled labor.
  • Volunteer support for project and non-project tasks to expand our capacity to serve.
  • Marketing exposure across Kansas City to be recognized as the non-profit offering accessibility home modifications for deserving families and individuals.
Service Categories
Home Improvement/Repairs
Housing Rehabilitation
Community & Neighbourhood Development
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
HopeBUILDERS serves the Greater Kansas City Metro area but focuses on Jackson, Wyandotte and Johnson counties.  Clients in other areas may be considered but will be also referred to local home repair organizations when available.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
The number of elderly and people with disabilities in the KC Metro area is extensive, as well as their needs. Many lack financial resources to address their needs or those that do are frequently taken advantage of by less scrupulous contractors. HopeBUILDERS is the only non-profit home repair organization that serves the greater KC area all year round. Even with our current limited resources, we have made a difference in hundreds of families lives. Quite often, without some assistance from us, our clients would need to move from their family homes into other family member homes or nursing facilities.
Client testimonials:
  • Anonymous - “Before HopeBUILDERS built my ramp, I was considering ending my life.”
  • EC_opks – “I was and am so very grateful for all that HopeBUILDERS has done for me. Not just professional, but everyone who has been and done projects have been so kind. Thank you – all of you!”
  • NK_kcmo - “Awesome guys. Professional.”
  • LC_kcmo –“Thank you very much. I’m very happy.”
  • JB_olks – “We have nothing but heartfelt gratitude for a ramp so that I could access our home after a 6 month stay in the hospital. The ramp is perfect!”
Programs
Description
Accessibility Ramps: A home’s front door can be a few inches above the adjacent sidewalk or a few feet. When you are wheelchair bound or have limited mobility, any elevation change can be challenging. In some instances, our clients haven’t been able to leave their home in months and depend on the emergency response system (911) to help them get in/out of their homes to go to doctor's appointments. In any instance, ramps can make the difference between being able to leave in an emergency, or just being able to breathe some fresh air. Our temporary ramps are built to ADA guidelines utilizing 1:12 slopes, landings and railings. Our project teams can often build a ramp in one day. We have been expanding this program yearly.
Program Budget $80,000.00
Category Housing, General/Other Home Improvement
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled, ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success The short term success is an client’s ability to safely leave their house on their own accord, or to reduce dependence on family members to get them in an out of their homes.
Long-Term Success The ultimate goal for this program is that all clients are able to live in comfort and safety by ensuring that they are safely able to leave their homes, especially in emergency situations.
Program Success Monitored By Similar to other program, when work is completed for a client, we send each client a survey that measures and tracks performance and satisfaction. The survey also has a comments section that allows clients to express any appreciation or concern.
Examples of Program Success
  • In 2016, we constructed 35 ramps of various complexities.
  • In 2017, we constructed 41 ramps, the longest ramp was 160+ feet. All projects have allowed clients to safely exit/enter their homes.
Description For the estimated 56.7 million people in the United States (estimated 300,000 in KC) living with disabilities, in many instances home modifications are the key to enabling individuals to “age in place” or live in their home of choice. Interior home modifications like door widening, handrail placement, flooring repair and other impactful renovations can increase an individual’s safety and continued independence. It can make the difference between living at home and being forced to live in a care facility. Home repairs such as weatherization, wall patching, and deck repair ensures that the occupants can safely live in their home or eliminate fines from code violations. While there are a number of contractors that will provide these services for a fee, very few accessible resources exist for families of a disabled person with financial need. The state and community organizations that do offer relief are overburdened by the level of need.
Program Budget $15,000.00
Category Housing, General/Other Home Barrier Removal
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled, ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed No
Short-Term Success The program’s short term success is expressed in a client’s ability to either enter or leave their home safely, or be able to move around their home comfortably. Many of our clients have expressed that it was only because of the work our organization did that they were able to live in their home.
Long-Term Success
The ultimate goal of our programs is that all homeowners are able to age in place, live in a safe environment, and live in dignity.
Program Success Monitored By
After work at a client's home is completed, we send the client a survey that measures and tracks performance and satisfaction. The survey also has a comments section that allows clients to express any appreciation or concerns.
Examples of Program Success
  • JS_opks - Addressed city citation issues to mitigate court fines.
  • MM_indo - Assisted to complete an extensive remodel program in a house with two children with disabilities. The remodeling was stalled when the partner doing the work died suddenly.
  • LA_kcmo - Widened several doorways in the home, including the bathroom, so that the young woman living there could safely move inside her home.
  • WCL_kcmo - The couple’s furnace stopped working in January. A new furnace was installed by a local company at no cost following our request for help.
Description An accessible bathroom is one of the biggest barriers for those with disabilities, especially those that are wheelchair bound or have limited mobility. Many homes we work in pre-date any universal design concepts and are generally characterized by small doorways, limited turnaround space, and step-in tub/showers. Bathrooms are our most complicated projects as many times we are unsure what is “behind the walls”; there are many unknowns. Our main goal is to give our clients a bathroom that is usable for all mobilities, many times this means retrofitting tubs with low-barrier showers and adding grab bars.
Program Budget $10,000.00
Category Housing, General/Other Home Improvement
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled, ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success The short term success is an client’s increased level of independence or functionality. Many times, the bathroom that we work on is the only bathroom in the house, so ensuring that it is functional can indeed be life changing.
Long-Term Success
The ultimate goal for this program is that all clients are able to safely live in their home with a usable bathroom and shower.
Program Success Monitored By Similar to our home repair program, at the end of each project we send each client a survey that measures and tracks performance and satisfaction. The survey also has a comments section that allows clients to express any appreciation or concern.
Examples of Program Success In 2017, we have completed two tub-to-shower modification and two complete bathroom remodels (gutted and rebuild). The remodels were for a middle-age man with Multiple-Sclerosis and for a family with a 13-year old son with Cerebral Palsy. All significantly improved the functionality and safe-use of their bathrooms.
CEO Comments HopeBUILDERS is dedicated to serving three distinct and yet often interrelated populations - elderly, veterans and people with disabilities. These programs reflect our commitment and vision to help people and families to live in their homes.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Gregory Wayne
Term Start Nov 2017
Compensation $0 - $50,000
Experience
Gregory Wayne has retired from the for-profit sector, after nearly 40 years of leading domestic and international industrial engineering and construction projects. He has volunteered doing home repairs or modifications for over 30 years. Prior to his current ED role, he has served as the HopeBUILDERS board chairman and Operations Director. Founder and Board Member since Oct 2000.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 0
Paid Part-Time Staff 1
Volunteers 258
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
Caucasian 1
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 1
Formal Evaluations
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Semi-Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Under Development
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Collaborations
The Whole Person, The Home Depot, Variety KC, Centurions, Community Development-Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Community Development-Johnson County, KS Agency on Aging, Shepherd's Center, Community Housing of Wyandotte County (CHWC),  Habitat for Humanity, Metropolitan Lutheran Ministries
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments HopeBUILDERS depends on partnerships and collaborations in order to serve our clients.  We continually work to build relationships with partners who provide clients, funding, volunteers, technical assistance or any combination of these.  
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Todd LaRose
Company Affiliation FCI Advisors
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2017
Email Todd.LaRose@fciadvisors.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Ron Bibbs The Whole Person
Mr. Kevin Dolan Retired
Ms. Anastasia Huggins BNIM
Mr. John Jepson Retired
Ms. Dawn Kernen DEG
Mr. Todd LaRose FCI Advisors
Mr. James Nelson ReeceNichols
Mr. Keith Wiedenkeller Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Operations
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
CEO Comments HopeBUILDERS' board continues to adjust its membership to address needs as it grows.  We welcome applications for well-connected community leaders with focus areas in legal and residential construction.  
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $135,500
Projected Expenses $114,700
Audit Documents
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2016, 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990 EZ. 
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$53,312$46,490$26,517
Administration Expense$4,145$2$0
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.300.890.83
Program Expense/Total Expenses93%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$63,828$46,608$48,288
Current Assets$61,383$44,008$48,130
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$63,828$46,608$48,288
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments HopeBUILDERS continues develop funding sources as it grows and appreciates the commitment of its long term supporters. 
Organization Name HopeBUILDERS Home Repair Inc
Address 11184 Antioch #324
Overland Park, KS 66210
Primary Phone (888) 467-3001
Contact Email info@hopebuilders-kc.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Gregory Wayne
Board Chair Mr. Todd LaRose
Board Chair Company Affiliation FCI Advisors
Year of Incorporation 2000
Former Names
FaithBUILDERS Housing Rehab Ministries