Longtime Sponsors Join Oysters & Champagne Team
For its popular summer event, Oysters & Champagne, Housing Assistance is excited to have new host committee members from Dellbrook | JKS, one of the largest construction companies in the Northeast.
CEO Mike Fish and senior VP of Marketing and Development Andrew Baker, together with their wives, will join the lead team for Oysters & Champagne, scheduled this year for July 20 at Wequassett Resort in Harwich. Funds raised support Housing Assistance programs focused on reducing homelessness, promoting self-sufficiency and empowerment, and increasing affordable and attainable housing.
Based in Quincy with a satellite office in Falmouth, Dellbrook | JKS has supported Housing Assistance events since 2015, including the Walk for Hope, Telethon for Hope and the Big Fix, with many employees volunteering at these events. In 2020, the company partnered with Housing Assistance as an Annual Corporate Visionary Sponsor.
Dellbrook | JKS also built Sachem’s Path, a 37-unit housing community developed by Housing Assistance and completed in 2019, and Stage Coach Road in Centerville, for which Housing Assistance ran the lottery.
Dellbrook prides itself on its contribution to the housing effort, building a variety of affordable housing projects, said Fish. He decided to get more involved with Housing Assistance because, “they do really good work and they’re serving a very, very critical need.”
He has seen that need firsthand. Dellbrook | JKS also works with Cape Cod Healthcare and sees and hears about the challenges employees and their extended families have finding available and affordable housing.
“Supply way underserves demand,” he says. “We see it at all levels. There’s no shortage of need.”
Witnessing 400 applications pour in for a 60-unit affordable housing project his company was building only reinforced his desire to try to help the housing situation on Cape Cod.
Fish, who has a home in Falmouth, is excited to join the Oysters & Champagne host committee, he says. “We’re going to try to help raise some funds for housing and bring some people to the event.”