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New Jersey landscape and design services company supports Habitat for Humanity

December 15, 2021 -  By

New Jersey landscape and design services company Fullerton Grounds Maintenance (FGM) supported Morris Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit that helps families build housing for low-income individuals and families, by allowing employees a paid day to help work on the project.

FGM donated shovels to help with the Habitat project. (Photo: Fullerton Grounds Maintenance)

FGM donated shovels to help with the Habitat project. (Photo: Fullerton Grounds Maintenance)

“Having home security is just so beneficial to families. Anything that involves children tugs at my heartstrings,” said Scott Fullerton, founder and CEO of FGM. “And really, when a child has a home to go to, it makes them much more successful in life. It means a lot to me because I’ve seen the benefits firsthand. It motivates everybody who is on the worksite.”

The company also donated 12 shovels with an engraved Morris Habitat for Humanity plate riveted on them.

The largest project in Morris Habitat for Humanity’s 36-year history, the new community will be comprised of 25 units across four buildings. The community will provide much-needed affordable housing for eligible low- and moderate-income families. The project will be completed in two phases. Thirteen condominiums are expected to be completed in late 2022. An additional twelve condominiums will be constructed and finished by the end of 2023.

A team of FGM employees will work several days at the site initially, and in the final phases of the project, being a landscaping company, Fullerton will jump in and donate the majority of its work, performing grading and landscaping work and donating plants and time.

Out of FGM’s 200 employees, Fullerton said he expects that about 20 percent of employees will pitch in.

“We do work from excavating to the final seeding of the lawn to the maintenance of the lawn, which is a substantial cost to the project that we can help minimize for them,” Fullerton said. “And we like doing it. My employees enjoy doing it. You’re doing it, obviously, for the family in need, but there’s a lot of real happiness that goes on when you do that for somebody.”

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Sarah Webb

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Sarah Webb is Landscape Management's former managing editor. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University, where she studied journalism and Spanish. Prior to her role at LM, Sarah was an intern for Cleveland Magazine and a writing tutor.

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