Habitat for Humanity: Bob's Concrete Pumping

Dedicated to Helping Camp Fire Victims Through Habitat for Humanity


Three years ago, the destructive Camp Fire wildfire raged across Paradise, California, destroying the town. Committed to helping the people of Paradise, as well as those in other areas throughout the U.S., Habitat for Humanity is building stronger, more fire-resistant homes through a partnership between the Build with Strength Coalition, the American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) and the Insulating Concrete Forms Manufacturing Association (ICFMA).

In Paradise, ACPA member Bob’s Concrete Pumping united with Habitat for Humanity to help build single-family residential homes to aid the displaced families. The company has worked with Habitat for Humanity since 2007 on numerous local projects, so volunteering worker time and materials is nothing new to them. Located in Chico, California, it is an established business in the area, having served local residents since 1984.


In May 2021, Bob’s Concrete Pumping completed two foundations for the Habitat for Humanity Homes, generously donating the pump and some of the company’s workers to construct and place the concrete in the forms. The 1,000- to 1,200-square-foot Energy Star homes are constructed from ICF block forms. The pumping and construction process on these two-bedroom, two-bathroom homes proceeded smoothly, and a third foundation was completed in September.

“When the ACPA asked if we wanted to get involved, we were happy to lend our services,” says Jerry Henderson, owner and president of Bob’s Concrete Pumping. “This town and the people of Paradise need all the help and resources they can get from companies and organizations. By building these homes, we will help out a few of the families.”

Build with Strength is a national campaign promoting sustainable, resilient and energy-efficient structures, whether commercial or residential. Build with Strength partnered with Habitat for Humanity in 2020 with a goal of fortifying affordable and sustainable housing across the U.S. Their goal is to build 50 concrete homes in 50 states over the next five years.