A Good Job Makes All the Difference

Sam Alston of Builders Choice in Anchorage [left] poses with Chanlyut graduates and Builders Choice employees Joe Nick and Greg Dunn. Builders Choice is on of many local businesses that support the program by giving employment opportunities to Chanlyut graduates.

Sam Alston of Builders Choice in Anchorage [left] poses with Chanlyut graduates and Builders Choice employees Joe Nick and Greg Dunn. Builders Choice is one of several local businesses that support the program by giving employment opportunities to Chanlyut graduates. Photos by Wayde Carroll

Builder’s Choice invests in Chanlyut grads by giving people a second chance

If you want a reliable employee who’s determined to do a good job, says Sam Alston of Builder’s Choice, you could do worse than hire someone from Chanlyut.

“The men who’ve gone through the program have made the decision to better their lives, and they’re focused on succeeding,” he said. Some of the workers who come to Builder’s Choice, a construction retailer and manufacturer in Anchorage, already have a background in construction, says Alston.

But more importantly—thanks to Chanlyut—they all have the values that make them hardworking, responsible, accountable employees.

Since graduating from Chanlyut in June 2012, Joe Nick has worked for Builder’s Choice for nearly three years as a polyurethane foam sprayer.

Since graduating from the program in June 2012, Chanlyut graduate Joe Nick has worked for Builder’s Choice for nearly three years as a polyurethane foam sprayer.

Finding work with places like Builder’s Choice can make all the difference in succeeding beyond the program, says Chanlyut graduate Joe Nick, a polyurethane foam sprayer who has worked with the company for nearly three years.

“If it wasn’t for companies like Builders Choice, people like me that are trying to get back into the workforce would have a really hard time.”

Builder’s Choice invests in men like Joe Nick because the company believes in giving people a second chance, adds Alston. “I believe that everyone deserves to be looked at with grace and to have the opportunity to succeed on their own.”