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Construction Resources

Resources, documents and forms for program participants, contractors and volunteers.

The 2024 Construction Manual is now available!

Below is a short description of Quick Reference & Quality Point Guides and their intended use on the build site:

  • Quick Reference Guides (QR’s) are a one-page summary of steps for performing a specific task (e.g. Installing Interior Doors & Trim).   QR’s are strictly a “what to do” guide or checklist and are designed for individuals who are comfortable and well versed in the task but just need a reminder of “what to do” (vs. “how to do it”).
  • Quality Points (QP’s) help volunteers by providing the expectations for each task as it is performed and completed. QP’s also function as a checklist to review before acknowledging the task is complete.

If you have any questions or concerns with the Construction Manual, please contact Kevin Gostomski, Construction Supervisor at or (920) 205-1051.

View or Print Construction Manual

Archived Chapters – click below to see the latest version of these chapters:
Chapter 8: Roofing
Chapter 22: Shed Construction
Chapter 24: Picnic Table Construction

Safety Manual

Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity takes safety very seriously. It is our number one priority to keep all of our volunteers, contractors and staff out of harm’s way at all times.

This 2022 Safety Manual was written as a guideline to work safely on site. Common sense should be used at all times. If at any time you feel unsafe or that something isn’t right, stop what you are doing immediately and talk to a staff member or site leader.

Mission of this manual:

  • To create safety awareness and a safe working environment for all Habitat volunteers and staff.
  • Construction can be a hazardous activity. It is expected that the Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity construction process will be completed without any accidents.

Construction Bids 2024

The 2024 bid process is now closed.

Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity provides a wide range of affordable housing solutions to individuals and families in the Greater Fox Cities Area serving Calumet, Outagamie, Waupaca, and northern Winnebago Counties.

Bids are for all Fox Cities Habitat new construction projects for the entire year. The number of bedrooms depends on family size. There are typically 13-15 new home projects throughout the year. A schedule of work showing work dates will be provided at the beginning of each building year for all projects. This allows the contractor to schedule Habitat work well in advance of the date needed.

The Bid Milestones for 2024 are:

First day to submit a bid: 12/28/2023
Last day to submit a bid: 1/23/2024
Bids awarded: 2/2/2024
Contract start date: 2/10/2024


Please read the Bid Request Information document for detailed information about the process and insurance requirements.

Please read our safety requirements.

Bid Specifications:

2024 Typical Home Plan

General Supplier Bids:



Trusses, windows, doors, drywall, siding, countertops, and roofing materials

Contractor Bids:

Ceiling Insulation

Concrete Wall

Engineering and Surveying









Thank you for your consideration of our projects located in the Fox Cities. Questions can be directed to Roger Roth, Director of Construction at or Howie Fuerst, Construction Supervisor/Project Manager at

Lead Project Bids

GFCA Habitat for Humanity, Inc., through a Lead Grant with DHS works with owners, certified contractors and community organizations to provide lead abatement services to qualified area homeowners. These are residential projects and consist of a variety of interior and exterior work. We regularly have residential lead projects available for bidding. If you are interested in providing an estimate, please contact us for a current listing of available projects.

All companies that are credentialed with the State of Wisconsin Department of Health services to perform lead abatement work are encouraged to submit bids for available projects. GFCA Habitat for Humanity, Inc., has funding for construction companies and individuals that would like to secure training leading to certifications in lead abatement work.

Grantee abatement companies must:

  • Be a DHS state-certified lead company in good standing.
  • Hold current Dwelling Contractor Certification issued by Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.
  • Have a crew who works in a lead-safe manner with skills appropriate for the scope of work required by the project.
  • Provide one year craftsmanship warranty on all work conducted for each awarded LSHP lead hazard reduction project.

Grantee abatement company perks:

  • Free process for completing an application to work on a lead risk assessment or lead abatement project.
  • Free business promotion: On the application process service, promote your business at no cost to you.

Grantee abatement companies can be reimbursed for:

  • Training: Increase the size of your crew. Get more trained lead workers.
  • Certification: Get reimbursed for your costs for certifying yourself and your workers.
  • Work time: Bill for lead work done as part of the scope of work.
  • Extra insurance: Include your costs of pollution protection insurance in the cost of the project.
  • Mileage: If you travel out of your county for work, you can be reimbursed for your mileage to and from the jobsite.

Grantee environmental investigation companies can be reimbursed for:

  • Work time: Get reimbursed for the cost of doing risk assessments and clearances on LSHP-enrolled properties.
  • Training: Build your company/crew of trained staff with the skills to complete full risk assessments and property clearances.
  • Mileage: If you travel out of your county for work, get reimbursed for your mileage to and from the jobsite.

For more information please contact Paul Draxler via email at or phone at 920-277-0227.

Construction Training

Fox Cities Habitat offers comprehensive construction training for volunteers at various levels:

For Senior Crew Volunteers:

  • Courses offered at 101, 201, and 301 levels in February/March each year at the Education Center or Warehouse.
  • Detailed training plans, tools/materials lists, and quality points provided.
  • Hands-on training at the warehouse with a model training house for practical learning.
  • Emphasis on collaborative and enjoyable learning environment.

For General Volunteers:

  • On-site training provided on build days for all experience levels.
  • No specific experience required, only the willingness to learn and support Habitat families.

For Homebuyers:

  • Construction Basics 101 course to prepare new homebuyers for build site participation.
  • Offered multiple times per year, covering various topics including safety, tool usage, and terminology.

For more information, contact Construction Supervisor Kevin Gostomski at (920) 205-1051 or