SLO firm wins Atascadero house framing competition

tstrickland@thetribunenews.comFebruary 18, 2013 

Teams hustled Monday to see who could frame a house the quickest in the San Luis Obispo-based Peoples’ Self-Help Housing’s first ever Frame It Up competition.

The event — featuring four teams of about 15 members each — took place at the local nonprofit affordable housing organization’s El Camino Oaks subdivision, which is bringing 24 low-income homes to north Atascadero. Each team consisted of a Peoples’ Self-Help Housing construction supervisor, self-help owner/builders and staff or friends of their sponsor.

The organization pairs professionals with low-income families who pledge to help build their own houses in exchange for homeownership opportunities.

The framing contest was designed to help such families finish the framing stage of their projects “and to create a sense of community with the neighborhood, sponsors, and volunteers,” organizers said in a statement. Similar competitions have been held nationally.

The winner? Robbins/Reed, followed by Hayward Lumber.

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