of Hotel Renovations
|Gulfport, Mississippi June 14, 2004 - Want to know what to do with
the furniture, fixtures and equipment from your most recent renovation?
Encore Enterprises, Inc. just might have a great solution. “We did not
want to simply discard all of the old items or try and sell them at an
auction. We knew there were other options and we explored many of them.
We finally settled on donating the items to Habitat for Humanity and other
qualified local charitable organizations,” said Bharat Sangani, M.D., Chairman
of Encore Enterprises, Inc. “The Fairfield Inn by Marriott Brand
has had a long standing relationship with Habitat for Humanity. We wanted
to ensure that people, who truly needed these items, would have a vehicle
and an opportunity to put them to good use. We also wanted to have an impact
in the community in which we operate our hotels. For us, this was a perfect
way to accomplish all of our goals.”
“The Encore team has worked very hard to try and come up with a way to give something back to the communities that we are located in. This surely is a way that gives the less fortunate something that they can really use on a day to day basis. We are proud to be able to do this with such a good cause like Habitat for Humanity,” said Patrick J. Barber, President and CEO of Encore Enterprises, Inc.
Dr. Sangani, Chairman and Founder of Encore Enterprises, Inc said, “The
response we have received from Habitat for Humanity and other local charities
has been outstanding. We have not only made our guests happy with all of
the new furniture, fixtures and equipment we have installed in our hotels,
we have found a way to help others and that in itself is a win for all
The items that were donated included: sleeper sofas, breakfast room tables and chairs, guestroom desks and chairs, guestroom artwork, love seats, lampshades, guestroom recliners, and floor lamps. “Habitat for Humanity uses donations of building material in Habitat House Construction and what can not be used in construction is sold by Habitat ReStore. There are over 250 similar stores in North America. The Habitat ReStore sells building material, furniture and appliances to the public at discounted prices. 100% of our inventory of both new and used material is donated and all profits are recycled back into Habitat to help expand the building program,” said Courtney Lemoine Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore Director.
Encore Enterprises also plans on using this type of a vehicle for the remaining four hotel renovations they will perform this year and two more next year. Encore Enterprises recently purchased a Ramada Ltd. in Grapevine, Texas at DFW Airport. The hotel was immediately closed down and an $800,000 dollar renovation has begun. Once completed, the hotel will re-open as a Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott. Arrangements were made thru the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau with four local charities to receive all of the items from the renovation. These charities are: Second Glance (a program for battered women), Grace Community Store (local charitable organization for the Grapevine area) Metro Crest Social Services (a United Way affiliate) and East Side Ministries (an organization that supports the Ft. Worth area).
About the company:
Patrick J. Barber
Encore Enterprises, Inc.
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