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First Step Builders

First Step Builders


Company Name
First Step Builders
Contact Name
Jeri Hammerschmidt
Contact Email
[email protected]
Contact Phone
(620) 330-7018


Areas of Expertise & Interest (check all that apply)
  • Single Family Market Rate
  • Duplexes - 4-Plexes
Years of Experience
# of Projects Developed
# of Units Developed
Financial Expertise and Interest (please check all that apply)
  • Conventional
  • Moderate Income Housing
  • Rural Housing Incentive District
  • Workforce Housing
  • Federal Home Bank
Development Methodology (please check all that apply)
  • New Construction
  • Substantial Rehabilitation
  • Scattered Site
  • Modular/Component
Geographic Preferences (please check all that apply)
  • Southeast
Participation Preferences (please check all that apply)
  • Sole developer of record
  • Development consultant
First Step Builder's focus is to help communities in Southeast Kansas obtain housing. Housing is critical to economic development. We want to help communities navigate the process to not only obtain housing, but also be aware of all the programs that are vital to success. New construction as well as rehabilitation of existing homes make communities stronger. Contact us today and let us help you with your housing needs.


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