Build Now News

01/26/16: My Katrina Decade by William Monaghan

Ten years ago I was wading toward my flooded childhood home in New Orleans when my 86-year-old mother, Eleanor Monaghan, reached me by phone to tell me she had made it to safety. A non-swimmer in a deluge, a meticulous dresser in polluted water, a proud housekeeper alone in a ruined home, she coped with [...] More…

08/10/15: Saving Mom by William Monaghan

Build Now Co-Founder William Monaghan shares his personal account of the days following Hurricane Katrina and his efforts to rescue his strong-willed and fearless mother, Eleanor Monaghan, as she tried to evacuate and escape the rising waters inundating her New Orleans home. More…

Upcoming Events

3/1/16: Build Now Completes Latter Library Arbor Restoration Project

In memory of William I. Monaghan and Eleanor Monaghan, the Build Now Foundation donated the labor and materials to design and reconstruct the arbor located at the Latter Library. More…

In the Press

05/07/15: The Real Cost of Refinancing

Executive Director Jackie Hill discusses why it has never been a better time to refinance, but buyer beware when it comes to closing costs, origination and discount points, and loan terms. More…

04/02/15: Home Inspections – What is Your Piece of Mind Worth?

Quality Control Manager Robyn Bordelon explains the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to home inspections. More…