Sometimes Builders Care comes to the aid of those who not only in need, but who also dedicate their lives to rescuing others…like Melisa Paige-Balie, a foster/adoptive mother who uses her 100-year-old home as a place of refuge for foster children.
The Page-Bailie Bunch
Featured in Episodes 14, 15 & 16
They are wonderful, incredible, beautiful human beings, so much potential. They have all changed, and they believe in themselves.”Dianne Rigby, RN, BSN, Pediatric Hospice Nurse
From Episodes 14, 15 & 16
The Page-Bailie Bunch
Melisa is an outstanding individual with a beautiful soul, with a very special love for fostering children in troubled situations. She has personally fostered 100s of children and has even adopted nine of her own.
However, Melisa had a problem. She was helping so many in need that she was running out of space in her 100-year-old home in desperate need of repair. This incredible foster family needed the help of Builders Care and ICI Homes to continue its mission.
Construction begins and craziness pursues as they race the clock to double the size of this foster-care home. Time begins to run out as the Page-Bailie Bunch is on their way back from a week Bill’s lake house for a surprise of their lives!
Meet the Builder
ICI Homes, Division President
…is a third generation builder with the 4th generation sons all in the family business. Don was greatly influenced and trained by his father to learn this noble trade. He started as a young teen sweeping out houses and digging ditches and through the years has excelled in multi-family, commercial and residential construction. Today Don serves as Division President of ICI Homes, a top 100 homebuilder based out of Florida. A native of Dayton, Ohio, he moved his young family to Florida in 1984.
Don and his company became involved with Builders Care when the non-profit arm of the Northeast Florida Builders Assoc was launched. “My heroes have always been those who started with nothing and never forgot where they came from. I believe that those who receive should also give back more than the take. Over the years I have admired the doctors and nurses that donate their God given talents by performing medical services for those in need. I am a builder….God blessed me with the talent to do things with my hands and mind. It is only second nature for me to rally our troops to use our talents to help others in need. I firmly believe that if everybody shared their professional talents with those less fortunate then this will for sure make our world a better place.”
Although Don Wilford has been giving to Builders Care for years, he began the Building A Difference documentaries by helping Cola Mae Harris and came back to the show again to help the Page-Bailie family.
Don married his High School sweetheart Lou Ann at age 19. Together they have raised 3 sons also involved with Builders Care and are the proud grandparents of 5 grandchildren. He is a current board member of Builders Care and also serves as Vice Chairman of the Construction Industry Licensing board as appointed by Governor Bush in 2005. Don was the recipient of the “Mentor of the year” in 2005 for his work through the States Attorneys’ office mentoring jailed juveniles, as well as the “Dick Baker” award from The Northeast Florida Builders Assoc in 2005 for humanitarian and community service. He received the 2006 “National Mentor of the year award” in Washington DC by the National Mentor partnership organization for his efforts to help a jailed juvenile enter society through his mentorship and was awarded the Northeast Florida’s Builders Assocation’s “Member of the Year” in 2006.
Don is currently a member of Celebration Church in Jacksonville Florida and becomes closer with God each day.