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Chittenden County loses Bill Hauke, builder of much of region’s affordable, single-family stock

Posted by: Leslie Black-Plumeau on 4/15/2015

Bill Hauke, responsible for much of the moderately-priced, modest sized single-family housing stock in the Burlington area, died on April 1, 2015, after battling leukemia for 8 years.  

Bill devoted his construction career, working with his father and uncle, to creating affordable housing in Chittenden County. Hauke’s Building Supply’s earliest projects were five-room bungalows, many built in Burlington's North End, which sold for $3,500. Bill was also a director for the National Association of Home Builders, a board member of Champlain College and the Burlington Department of Public Works and responsible for many  major philanthropic efforts including helping Habitat for Humanity find home lots in the Burlington area, being the first million dollar donor to Champlain College and, more recently, the Local Motion bike ferry providing access to South Here from the Burlington bike path.   

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