Home Center Hero — Jim Eaton

March 9, 2018

Home Center Hero — Jim Eaton

Jim Eaton is a retired Director of HR for the Federal Government and proud Habitat Home Center supporter since roughly 2011.

Although he visited our 311 Probandt St. location, he never knew that we had 2 more locations until a friend of his referred him.

He enjoys coming into San Antonio from Poteet, Tx. every week to donate merchandise and shop, however our 8125 Meadow Leaf Dr. location holds a special place in his heart.

Not only is our store on Marbach a more convenient location for him but the great finds and staff are what bring him back on a regular basis.

Some of the most notable bargains he’s purchased were a custom exterior door that would have normally cost him $3,000 but bought it for just $1,200 at the Habitat Home Center.

He’s also found a water softener for $75 (regularly $1,000) and a farm house faucet that was just $5 instead of the $130 from the big box store.

He has remodeled not only his own home with Habitat purchased items but family members as well.

From spending $2,000 on solid wood cabinets to $30 on a 5” marble top with 2 cabinets (which by the way got him 3 projects), Jim feels good about shopping in our Habitat Home Centers “since I’m too old to help at the construction site.”

Out of all the items he has donated to the Habitat Home Center, the most notable and appreciated item is a rolling steel ladder.


“It not only gives the staff peace of mind when having to stock items on tall racks but allows them to do their job quickly and safely.” We appreciate the immense support that Jim has shown for our Home Centers and thank him for being a Home Center Hero!

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