Community Partner Spotlight: Thank you, Kempsville Building Materials

Many of the windows and doors for sale at the Habitat ReStores in Newport News and Williamsburg come straight from Kempsville Building Materials.

That means they’re brand new and still in their original packaging. The residential and light commercial construction company donated two recent truckloads of unused inventory to the ReStore, products they have excess of that have no flaws.

“Everything we have is made to order so for whatever reason, whether it’s our mistake or the builder’s, we didn’t use it,” said Manager Bob Gentry. “We need to clear it out to free up space in our warehouse, and we know Habitat can make good use of it.”

It’s easy to schedule a ReStore donation pickup online. It’s free of charge, too. That’s another reason why Gentry said Kempsville Building Materials is committed to the community partnership.

“Habitat makes transport easy,” Gentry said. “They have the people, the trucks and the equipment.”

The ReStore sells the inventory at a fraction of the retail price, usually 30-90% off. The savings can be massive. Gentry said the doors that Kempsville Building Materials buys range from $100 to $5,000. ReStore proceeds benefit Habitat’s mission of building homes, communities and hope.

Kempsville Building Materials, which has been in business since 1955, offers turn key services, from framing, windows, doors and drywall. Locations serve southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, including three in the Outer Banks, two in Hampton Roads, one in Richmond and another in Raleigh.

Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg is always in need of new community partners to donate to its ReStores. For information, contact Jennifer Pye, Procurement Manager, at or call 757-913-5656.


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