Home Center Hero – Sabrina Casas-Avila

May 7, 2018

Home Center Hero – Sabrina Casas-Avila

Sabrina Casas-Avila is President of Brand Panacea Enterprise and a volunteer on the Advisory Board to the Institute of Texan Cultures. Sabrina has years of experience in investing and flipping houses. Growing up, Sabrina’s aunt, Theresa, instilled the importance of giving back.  This is this reason that Sabrina has such a huge heart and passion for helping others.

One of the many ways Sabrina gives back is by shopping at our Habitat Home Centers. Here she is able to find affordable paint, flooring and other knick knacks needed for herself. Knowing that the proceeds raised from purchases directly impact the home building program is why she continues to frequent our stores.

Every Penny Counts

Early on, Sabrina figured out that the secret to buying with us was to “purchase in bulk”. When she had a property to flip, she’d buy extra paint and flooring so she would never fall short in a time of need. Her most recent home remodel (pictured below) was made up from about 80% “Habitat” products. She also used paint purchased from our Walzem Rd. location.

Although Sabrina regularly visits all 3 locations, Walzem is her favorite place to visit. She knows she can always count on our stores for various items such as shower curtains, sinks and door locks.

Even before Sabrina had been to a store, she had always known about Habitat’s mission and the positive impact it has on families in our community. While she had friends who have benefited from purchasing a “Habitat Home”, she didn’t know about the Home Centers. When asked what brought Sabrina into our stores, she remarked “Curiosity!”. She first visited the Probandt location back in the 90’s after a hard day’s work.  Wondering what this store was, she decided to walk in and check it out – she’s been hooked ever since and is now a “regular”.

Customers for Life

Her advocacy in sustainability even has her brother visiting our Home Centers up to 3 times per week! He has also realized that purchasing often and in bulk will keep his inventory stocked for his plumbing company.

We appreciate Sabrina in all that she does for Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio and that’s why we are proud to call her our Home Center Hero.

Thank you Sabrina!

 

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