BIA HONK Blitz Build


Housing Opportunities of Northern Kentucky Legacy House


The Legacy House is being built as a tribute to HONK's founder Fr. Jack Goeke and for 25 years of community service in the Northern Kentucky area. We are looking for material donations and volunteers for the weekend to help HONK build this tribute to their founder.

This project is being undertaken in cooperation with HONK, the BIA, and the city of Elsmere. It is our goal to build this house using as many donated supplies, materials, and labor as possible and we need your help!

The BIA Blitz is scheduled for August 25th and 26th. We are asking for your support and help in acquiring the materials we need to build this home. This home will have six rooms: four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two car built in garage.

A  special thank you goes to our local contractors and suppliers that are stepping up to the plate to support construction of The Legacy House.  HONK has received generous donations and commitments from:

The City of Elsmere – property acquisition & demolition assistance
The Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky – planning, coordination, volunteer recruitment, marketing, etc.
Jim Stegman/Stegman Construction – planning, coordination & carpentry labor
Doug DeLay/Alan Schmidt Construction – planning, coordination & carpentry labor
Hemsath Construction – carpentry labor
Grosser & Co. Remodeling – carpentry labor
King & Sons Construction – demo existing structure & foundation dig
David Rabe Contractors – footer & foundation
Johnson Waterproofing – waterproof foundation
MC Steel – rebar, beam, post & labor
Robertson Plumbing – basement ground work
Winnelson (Florence) – drain and vent piping
Deakins Construction – basement slab pour
Ideal Supply – concrete for sideways & driveway
Star Building Materials – brick & mortar
Panel Barn Lumber – trusses at cost of lumber
MC D Concrete – crane for truss installation
Total Home Care – shingle installation
Marsh Building Products – gutter w/ leaf protection, downspout, valley, aluminum wrap, soffit & shutters
Carter Lumber – building materials
Kelly Brothers – building materials
Mueller Roofing Distributors – building materials
Schutte Stairs – stairs
Pella Windows – windows
SECO Electric – electric labor
Neiheisel Plumbing
ARC Electric Heating & Air – HVAC labor
Continental Building Products – drywall & finishing compound
Legacy Kitchens – cabinetry
Ohio Valley Solid Surface – countertop & lavatory sinks
Craftsmen By Design – cabinet installation
KBR – countertop & installation
Stegman Landscaping – landscaping labor

Blitz Build Volunteers (8/25 & 8/26):

Chris Hemsath, Hemsath Construction
Ian Weber, Hemsath Construction
Matthew Hobday, Hemsath Construction
Jim Stegman, Stegman Construction
Eric Smith, Stegman Construction
Doug & Jeanie DeLay, Alan Schmidt Construction
Marty Grosser, Grosser & Co. Remodeling
Doug Brownfield, Star Building Materials
Charley & Brandon Wayman, Building Industry Association of NKY
Brian Miller, Building Industry Association of NKY
Jessica Rose, Building Industry Association of NKY
Diana DeVore, Guardian Savings Bank
Ken Greis
Jamie Buten
Jerry Hoffman
Daryl Knauer
Jay Thamann
Derrick Theetge
Kathy Bell
Jim Broomall
Steve Lutkenhoff
Bob Lutkenhoff
Nick Lutkenhoff
Jeff Scott
Adam Keener
Kyndahl Lee, NKU
Naomi Hurdle, NKU
Sarah Zapf, NKU
Katelynn Edwards, NKU
D. Taspa, NKU
David Hastings

Blitz Build Food Support (8/25 & 8/26):

Charley & Brandon Wayman – Saturday breakfast & Sunday Coffee
Elsmere Baptist Church – Saturday lunch & dinner!
Diana DeVore – Sunday breakfast
Donatos Pizza – Sunday lunch

Additional financial support has recently come from:

Dick Lambers Memorial
Citizens Federal Savings & Loan Association
Dan M. Manter Living Trust
Gloria DeWald
Mr. & Mrs. Ken Roenker
John Curtin (committed)
Tom Spille (committed)


We are just getting started and our need is still great!  To make construction of this home possible, we are going to need considerable help in the months ahead!!

Click here to see list of needed supplies for this project.

For more information about HONK, this Blitz Build Weekend, and their affordable lease-to-own home ownership program go to  To review Elsmere’s new Strategic Plan, go to .  families interested in this home or one of several available should call THE HONK Housing Counselor at 859-581-4665


 Click here to see list of needed supplies for this project.