(3/6) Bill Wivell, of Emmitsburg, was
recently named Habitat for Humanity’s first full-time construction supervisor,
after working for several months as a part-time supervisor on several Habitat
Wivell first began working with Habitat
for Humanity in 2005 when the Frederick County United Methodist churches, Mt.
St. Mary’s University and the Habitat Chapter at Gettysburg College joined
hands to build the first Habitat home on Academy Court in Emmitsburg. In
addition to being on the project steering committee, Wivell served as
In 2006, he supervised the construction of
the first Habitat home on Blue Mountain Road in Thurmont. Wivell also traveled
to Biloxi, Miss. with a group of Habitat volunteers from Frederick to rebuild
homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
With 11 homes planned for 2008, Wivell’s
first duty in his new job is supervising the work of students from Frederick
Community College’s Career Technology Center who are renovating a Habitat home
on 18 West 7th Street in Frederick.
Prior to working with Habitat, Wivell
spent 15 years in the general contracting business with his father and five
years as the director of maintenance at Mt. St. Mary’s University in
Emmitsburg. He also owns Tom’s Creek Electric and has a Maryland master
electrician’s license and over 20 years’ experience in the construction field.
In addition to is work with Habitat,
Wivell is the current president of the Emmitsburg Council of Churches and has
been involved with youth baseball in the Emmitsburg area for 25 years, ten of
which he was a member of the Frederick County Umpires Association.
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