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PCC to Auction Student-Built Houses Oct. 18

By Rob Goldberg Jr.
PCC Media Relations Director


WINTERVILLE—A pair of houses built through the combined efforts of Pitt Community College Construction and Industrial Technology (CIT) students will be sold by public auction this month to fund future CIT training activities.

According to Will Pack, department chair of PCC’s Building Construction Technology program, the homes will be sold to the highest bidders Oct. 18, starting at 10 a.m. Pack says one of the houses to be offered for sale is a 1,344-square-foot bungalow-style home while the other is a 1,568-square-foot ranch-style home.

In addition to a covered front porch with hand-crafted, tapered columns and vinyl siding, the bungalow-style home features three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, painted molding and trim, insulated windows, custom-built oak cabinets, fiberglass-insulated doors, and a high-efficiency heat pump. Appliances include a disposal, stove, dishwasher and microwave, and there are refrigerator icemaker and washer hookups.

Like the bungalow-style house, the ranch-style home also has three bedrooms and a pair of full baths and boasts many of the same features. Though it does not have a covered front porch, it does offer a spacious den with cathedral ceiling and a master bedroom with a large walk-in closet.

Pack said potential bidders can schedule tours to see the homes in person. The bungalow-style home is presently located on Highway 11 on PCC’s main campus, he said, adding that the ranch-style house is on the other side of campus on Reedy Branch Road.

Since 1988, students from PCC’s Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration, Electrical Systems, Building Construction and Architectural technology programs have worked together to construct energy-efficient houses. Pack says the projects take four semesters to complete and provide students with knowledge of the construction trade and extensive hands-on experience.

Pack says the homes that CIT students construct are extremely well built and meet or exceed Greenville Utilities Commission E300 standards for energy efficiency.

This month’s auctions will have minimum opening bids, and the individuals with the highest bids must be prepared to make a 10 percent-down payment on the day of the auction. The winning bidders, Pack says, are responsible for having the homes moved.

For more information, visit www.pcchouses.com or contact Pack by telephone at (252) 493-7282 or e-mail at wpack@email.pittcc.edu.