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Press Release: MBAKS Builds Ramps to Give Mobility Freedom to Those in Need

Posted on May 23, 2022 in:
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Stephanie Giralmo, Public Relations & Media Manager
Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties
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MBAKS Builds Ramps to Give Mobility Freedom to Those in Need

BELLEVUE, Wash., May 23, 2022—Since 1993 the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS) has built more than 500 wheelchair access ramps for families in need. Built by MBAKS members and community volunteers, these ramps provide a much-needed benefit for those who struggle to get themselves or their loved ones safely in and out of their homes.

“Rampathon is one of our signature community stewardship programs at MBAKS which we look forward to every year,” says Jerry Hall, Interim Executive Director, Chief Operating and Financial Officer at MBAKS. “We are so grateful to our members, who lend their time and expertise to provide mobility freedom to individuals and families within our community.”

This year MBAKS built 20 different mobility ramps for deserving families across King and Snohomish Counties and showcased 16-year-old Lucas Golla-Patsula. At 4 months, Lucas started having seizures and is unable to walk or talk. Confined to a stroller and wheelchair since infancy, the current ramp at Lucas’ home is in disrepair and unsafe. MBAKS member, Carlisle Classic Homes, built a new ramp for the family to aid in ease of mobility and safety.

In addition to the 18 member companies that volunteered to be a part of this year’s program, long term signature sponsor Dunn Lumber provided support by donating funds to help provide lumber at no cost.

“Giving back to our local community members is very important to Blackwood Builders Group, and Rampathon is just one of several ways we give back to the communities we serve,” said Trevor Johnson, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackwood Builders Group. “We’ve been building ramps for community members in need for 4 years and look forward to participating in the program every year.”


Founded in 1909 and headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS) is the nation’s oldest and largest local homebuilders’ association. Like our founders, our members continue to take a leading role in all facets of homebuilding and support the planning for a growing region. From new technology to advances in sustainability, from collaborative public policy efforts to investing in our communities, our commitment to a thriving, inclusive and well-planned region never wavers. We are the professional homebuilders, architects, remodelers, tradespeople (carpenters, framers, roofers, plumbers, electricians), planners and engineers, suppliers, manufacturers, and sales and marketing professionals in your community who believe everyone deserves access to a healthy and productive place to call home.



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