Revitalize began as a way to provide “Quality Homes, Quality Jobs, Quality Lives” to unemployed and underemployed young adults in Wayne County. We soon began to realize that this was replicable and other surrounding counties were in need of the same opportunity just as much. So, it soon expanded to Lincoln and Mingo County and has been providing quality on-the-job construction training and educational opportunities ever since. We are a licensed General Contractor in the state of WV. The jobs we get and complete aren’t simply set up as a “training facility.” It’s REAL work on REAL projects. Our trainees aren’t learning in “perfect conditions,” but in real scenarios. They not only learn to construct and work on projects, but work with real customers and clients to provide a real service to not only the owner, but most of the time creating an asset to the very community they live and work in.
TRAINING: Crew members learn basic construction knowledge, including but not limited to: framing, finish work, drywall, floor, renovation and restoration, light electrical, light plumbing, light HVAC (all in a shadowing experience with licensed subcontractors in their perspective fields). The also learn how to understand and utilize blueprints and specification manuals.
Crew members learn basic construction scheduling practices, estimating and budgeting, as well as coordination between subcontractors and interfacing directly with customers/clients.
Crew members also receive certifications in: HAZWOPER, Safety and First Aid, Lead RRP, Asbestos Abatement (supervisor initial training course), Mold Remediation and Awareness, Clandestine Drug Lab Remediation.
All crew members also receive 3 hours per week of Personal Development Training.