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PHC Volunteers Build on Success, Give Back to Habitat

ANDERSON, SC – For travelers on the road throughout the Southeast, hotel owned and managed by Paragon Hotel Company provide a home away from home. For some folks on the ropes with no home at all, hotel-company employees have pitched in to build a place to call home.

On one chilly Valentine’s Day, more than a dozen handy and helpful Paragon Hotel Company volunteers sidled up with Habitat for Humanity to add the finishing touches to one of 18 new Habitat homes in an Anderson subdivision.

With hammers, ladders, smiles and a little supervision from Habitat’s construction pros, PHC volunteers added sleek off-white siding to the brand-new house that will go to a deserving family.

“It was cold out that day, but it was totally worth it,” says Deesha Patel, talent management for Paragon Hotel Company, whose headquarters sits only 20 minutes away from Habitat’s River Trace subdivision. “Habitat is a world-class charity that gave us and our employees an opportunity to ‘give back’ in our own backyard.”

Habitat for Humanity of Anderson County couldn’t have been happier with PHC’s performance. “We want people to experience the great joy in helping a family reach a goal that was seen as unattainable,” says Habitat Anderson’s executive director Libby Winkler. “The Paragon family of volunteers did just that, and came through for a family that needs safe, affordable housing.”

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About Paragon Hotel Company

Founded in 1995, PHC is a hospitality real estate management and development company based in Anderson, SC. The company’s vision, “constantly challenging the status quo,” complements its mission to acquire, develop and manage a portfolio of unique properties and lifestyle experiences for the enjoyment of our guests, while delivering exceptional financial results to investors and positively impacting the surrounding communities. The company’s portfolio of more than 2,100 rooms in South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and Tennessee includes hotels within Hilton, Marriott, Intercontinental, Best Western, Choice, Carlson Hotels Worldwide and Wyndham Worldwide franchises.