Partners & Advisors
Planning & Construction
Thomas & Hutton
Thomas and Hutton, the well-known engineering firm, has partnered with us to assist with the city’s Conditional Use Permit application process as well as laying out the physical plan for 60 homes. Thomas and Hutton supplies engineering expertise for the Building Permit process and will advise Hand in Hand during construction.
Thomas Thaddeus Truett Architect
Floor plans were provided by Thad Truett, a local architect of renown, who volunteered to design our one bedroom tiny homes (which will be 240 square ft. each with an additional eight-foot by 18-foot porch) and the site plan for the entire village of 60 tiny homes.
Bill Gross, who successfully completed Norwich Commons in Brunswick and other developments in Waycross, and Savannah, has agreed to be our general contractor. Working with him will be John Williams and Darrell Dawson, neighborhood contractors whose crews have graciously accepted the invitation to work at our site.
William E. Edenfield & Associates, Inc.
Bill Edenfield, Retired Landscape Architect in association with Sea Island Company has designed the site layout and placed the gardens in a compelling village, landscaped to add privacy and interest to our 4.25 acres community.
Shupe Surveying Company P.C
Shupe Surveying Company P.C provided the original survey of our site including the existing sewer and utilities.
Coastal Community Health Services
Coastal Community Health Services is a non profit Federally Qualified Health Center providing primary, preventive, vision and dental services to the communities of Glynn and McIntosh Counties, Georgia.
Gateway Community Service Board
Southeast Georgia Health
Heart and Hands
Realtor and artist, Margie Stockton is supplying 60 landscape paintings as a gift for our residents at Hand in Hand of Glynn.
Supporters & Advisors
Pete and Ada Lee Correll
Elsa and Craig Donohue
Elizabeth and Jackson Moore
Synovus Bank gave a generous three-year grant to Hand in Hand of Glynn to support housing the homeless. It was one of the largest grants Synovus has ever awarded.
Hunter MacLean, a highly respected regional law firm, has overseen our real estate transactions as well as our Conditional Use Permit submission to the Brunswick City Commission. Chris Jordan, a partner at Hunter MacLean, sits on our Board of Directors, and Zach Harris, a Hunter Maclean lawyer specializing in real estate, has donated countless hours of his time and expertise on our behalf.
Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation
Counsel from Paul White has helped us locate foundations supporting causes like ours. We have also sought advice from Paul of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation with regard to using online resources to understand various foundations and their missions.
Chatham-Savannah Homeless Authority
Cindy Kelley is the Executive Director of the Chatham-Savannah Homeless Authority, and has built over 24 Tiny Houses for the Homeless Vets of Savannah. Cindy promises to serve as a consultant during the first year. She has been a great help to us since we began to explore tiny houses as an economical solution. She also gave us permission to use photographs of the The Cove at Dundee ( A Tiny House Project) which is a project of the Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless.
Homeless Coalition of Brunswick
Jeff Clark and the members of the Homeless Coalition of Brunswick have helped with our vision, and will assist us in identifying candidates for residency in our tiny homes. Jeff knows this community well and has been our strong advocate from the beginning.
City of Brunswick Georgia
Support has also come from many government officials and community leaders including Mayor Cornell Harvey, Mayor Pro Temp Julie Martin, and Commissioner Johnny Cason, all of whom voted to approve our Conditional Use Permit at the town hall meeting held Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 at old City Hall.
Mark of the Buffalo
Lina Bareno founder of Mark of the Buffalo has reimagined Hand in Hand for this website. Her creativity and thoughtful interpretation brought our vision to life in record time.
and City Leaders’ Support
Mike Williams of GY6, Inc. whose organization represents homeless veterans, Reverend Jeffrey Muchison who chairs the Neighborhood Planning Association, NAP, for College Park and Magnolia Park in Glynn County, and Glynn County Commissioner Allen Booker have been important neighborhood proponents of our plans, and advocates and friends in dealing with the City.
John Hunter, Director of the City Zoning and Planning Commissioner’s Office, was helpful in presenting our case to the City. Zoning Commissioners Dave Bowers, Charles Day, William Kitts, and Lance Sabbe were of critical importance in supporting our efforts to receive a Conditional Use Permit from the City.
Because no Permanent Supportive Affordable Housing exists in Brunswick, and because the “tiny homes” concept did not immediately fit the current housing code, it took a stretch of imagination for our city government and the zoning commissioners to understand how this project will benefit so many in Brunswick and to step forward to support us.
We are grateful for the far-sightedness and courage of these city leaders to try something new, and for the support of our plans by neighboring communities. We are humbled by their encouragement.