Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation

The Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation was established in 2007 as a 501 (c) 3 charitable, non-profit organization. The Care Foundation's activities include funding housing related community service projects, providing scholarships for students going into the building trades and financially supporting other industry related educational programs such as the Workforce Development Grant program. See a list of programs below which make use of the funds.

The Foundation is funded by direct donations in addition to various public fundraisers such any Feature Homes on the Spring or Fall Parade of Homes™.


A number of scholarships are awarded annually to graduating high school seniors through the support of the Care Foundation. Scholarships are awarded to high school graduates who reside in Lincoln, Minnehaha, McCook or Turner counties and have applied for acceptance into a secondary school curriculum within the home building industry or related fields. 

Tools for Schools

Each year, the Care Foundation is proud to offer a grant opportunity to high schools within Minnehaha, Lincoln, McCook and Turner counties. This grant allows the schools to purchase a tool or equipment that will improve the safety or further the knowledge of the students in the building trades classes.


Get involved - Volunteer today!

HBASE is actively working to increase programming opportunities for those interested in entering the home building industry as a career and to better connect various resources with students. Throughout the year, volunteers in the industry are needed to help further our efforts. 

Builders - This is a great opportunity to meet the future workforce first hand and show them what job opportunities are available to them in the building industry.

Programs seeking volunteers:

- Construction Club (Harrisburg Middle School)
- Summer Construction Camp (CTE)
- Career Fair Presenters

Workforce Development Grant

The Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation Workforce Development Grant program serves to provide funding for projects that address a demonstrated need in the building industry, encourage
and attract competent people to a career in the construction trades, make an effective use of volunteers and/or matching funds, and create a positive impact on builder workforce issues in the Sioux Empire.
Apply for the Grant today...

Summer Construction Camp

In 2016, a Summer Constructon Camp was held by the Sioux Falls Career and Technical Education (CTE) Academy and HBASE. This camp was created for 7th and 8th graders that are showing an interest in carpentry, construction and wooodworking. The camp included four half days of hands-on activites. A total of 28 students learned about basic safety, hand tool operation, basic skills in the carpentry trade and had an opportunity to assist in building projects.

CTE Academy Classroom Sponsor

Through the Sioux Falls public school district, the CTE Academy allows students to create promising futures in technical careers through relevant, hands-on learning opportunities. The Care Foundation supports the CTE Academy as a classroom sponsor of the carpentry and cabinetry programs.

SkillsUSA Competitions

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. The Care Foundation provides funds for students to participate in SkillsUSA building competitions. SkillsUSA helps each student excel by discovering their career passion and appreciating their own self-worth. 


Community service projects supported by the Care Foundation include:


Feature Homes on Parade of Homes

During the Spring and Fall Parade of Homes, feature home admission is $5/person with proceeds benefiting the Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation.

Charity Home Fundraiser

The Care Foundation accepted donations of cash, labor and materials to construct this 3,300 sq. ft. home in southern Sioux Falls. Proceeds from the sale of this home benefited the Care Foundation by giving it the ability to fund scholarships, Tools for Schools and Repair Affair. All of these programs and others improve the lives of those less fortunate while also shedding a positive light on the kind-hearted professionals in the Sioux Empire’s home building industry.


Thank you to the following companies who had committed to donating materials, labor or cash towards the charity home project:

  • ABC Supply
  • Advertising Arts
  • Agan Drywall Supply, Inc.
  • Alan Amdahl Construction Co.
  • Allied Building Products
  • Alphagraphics
  • American Technical Services
  • Aqua Falls Water - Kinetico
  • Audio Video Integrations, LLC
  • Bayer Built Woodwork
  • Beatch Construction LLC
  • Bickett's Construction
  • Bolte's Sunrise Sanitary Services
  • Border States Electric Supply
  • Bruner Construction
  • Budget Blinds of Siouxland
  • Builder's Millwork & Window, LLC
  • Building Products Inc.
  • Butler Machinery
  • C & C Painting
  • Cabinet Works
  • Carpet One Floor & Home
  • CityWide Insulation
  • Closets N More
  • Comfort Products Distributing
  • Complete Contracting, Inc.
  • Component Manufacturing Co.
  • Concrete Materials Company
  • CR & J Construction
  • CRC Seamless
  • Creative Surfaces, Inc / The Stone Center
  • Dakota Kitchen & Bath, Inc.
  • Dakota Millwork
  • Dakota Supply Group
  • Dakotaland Builders, Inc.
  • Dawn Bures Designs
  • Dream Design & Drafting
  • Driscoll Construction
  • Earthscapes, Inc.
  • Ehrhart Griffin & Associates
  • Engineered Truss Systems, Inc.
  • Fireplace Professionals, Inc.
  • First Rate Excavate, Inc.
  • Fischer, Rounds & Associates
  • Flooring America
  • Friessen Construction Co., Inc.
  • Frisbee Plumbing, Heating, A/C & Electrical
  • Glass Doctor
  • Goodin Company
  • Gopher Irrigation, Inc.
  • H & H Mobile Home Service, Inc.
  • Hagen Grading Company
  • Hammerhead Construction
  • Hartung Homes LLC
  • HBASE’s Remodeling Council
  • Heartland Construction, Inc.
  • Hebron Brick Supply
  • Hjellming Construction Co.
  • Home Definition
  • Home Tech, Inc.
  • Independent Insurance Agents
  • J Wahl Construction
  • J.H. Larson Electrical Co.
  • Jarding Construction, Inc.
  • JBart Construction
  • Karl’s TV-Audio & Appliance
  • KC & Co.
  • Keller Williams Realty - Tony Ratchford
  • Keller Williams Realty - Stephanie Zomermaand
  • Keller
  • KN Construction, Inc.
  • Kwik Kerb
  • Lamps & Shades, Inc.
  • Landscape Garden Centers
  • Lavelle Company
  • Lebert Construction
  • LeBrun Landscaping, Inc.
  • Lowe's Home Improvement
  • Lynde Construction, Inc.
  • Mahlander's Appliance & Lighting
  • MAP Properties, Ltd.
  • Mettler Construction Co.
  • Midwest Concrete
  • Midwest Excavating Inc.
  • Milliron Granite & Quartz
  • Moen Incorporated
  • My Lot Store
  • Naatjes Concrete Inc.
  • N-Drywall & Construction
  • New Prairie Insulation, Inc.
  • Norfolk Financial
  • Northland Coatings, Inc.
  • O'Hara Masonry
  • Olson Digging Service
  • Overhead Door Co. of Sioux Falls
  • Paul Nelsen Construction
  • Pella Windows & Doors
  • Perfect Seal Waterproofing
  • ProBuild
  • R & R Concrete, Inc.
  • R.L. Drywall & Insulation, Inc.
  • Radon Mitigation Systems
  • Regal Tile
  • Ronning Companies
  • Sands Drywall Inc.
  • Save Our Space, Inc.
  • Schoeneman Bros. Lumber Company
  • Scott's Lumber & Supply
  • Shaw Industries
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Showplace Kitchens
  • Simply Perfect
  • Sioux Falls Paint & Decorating
  • Sioux Falls Winnelson
  • Siouxland Construction
  • Sorlien Electric Inc.
  • Southeast Technical Institute
  • Superior Construction
  • Syverson Tile & Stone
  • The Davis Company
  • The Insurance Connection
  • Thornton Flooring
  • Tim Miller Construction
  • Timber Roots Truss Plant
  • Today's StarMark Custom Cabinetry & Furniture
  • Tom Hines & Kim Hefner-Hines
  • United Concrete, Inc.
  • Viking Sheetmetal
  • Walter Ree Masonry Construction, Inc.
  • Warren Window & Supply / Marvin
  • Waterbury Heating & Cooling, Inc.
  • Wiley Painting
  • Xcel Energy
  • Zelmer, Inc.
  • Zome’s Construction