Ply Gem and Country Music Singer/Songwriter Darius Rucker Partner to Build Homes with Habitat for Humanity

CARY, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#HomeForGood–Three-time GRAMMY Award winner Darius Rucker is partnering with Ply
® (NYSE: PGEM), a North American manufacturer of
building products, as the 2017 ambassador for its Home for Good project
to help hundreds of families build homes across the United States with
Habitat for Humanity. Ply Gem’s commitment to the belief that everyone
deserves a place to call home aligns with Darius’ core values as well as
themes across his music.

The Ply Gem Home for Good project is a multi-year initiative that
includes a donation of over $1 million of exterior building products and
funds for Habitat for Humanity to help families build strength and
stability through housing. The company will support the project with
advertising and social media initiatives to encourage its associates,
the building industry—including distributors, builders and remodelers—as
well as consumers to support its effort to bring awareness of the need
for affordable housing in communities across the country. Last year, Ply
Gem featured country music icon Alan Jackson as the ambassador for the

“From an early age, my mother always encouraged us to give back,” shares
Rucker. “Whether it was mowing a neighbor’s yard or supporting a friend,
I think it’s important to give back any time and chance you can. For me,
the opportunity to partner with Ply Gem and its Home for Good Project to
help so many people at a national level–is incredible. I am really
looking forward to what we can do together.”

“We are proud to have Darius Rucker join us as the 2017 Ply Gem Home for
Good project ambassador. He shares our passion for giving back to the
community and conviction that every American deserves a safe and decent
place they can be proud to call home,” said Gary E. Robinette, chairman
and CEO, Ply Gem. “We are committed to the Home for Good project and
look forward to partnering with Darius, Habitat for Humanity and
families across the US in 2017.”

Through its first year of the Home for Good project, Ply Gem has already
donated enough building materials –including windows and siding – to
help 300 Habitat homeowner families build their homes.

As a way to kick off the Home for Good project, the Ply Gem Deck the
Halls with Darius Rucker Sweepstakes opens today. Contestants can learn
more about how to enter by visiting
There will be five lucky winners – one each week – who will win a $250
Visa gift card. More information and rules can be found online.

About Ply Gem Industries:

Ply Gem (NYSE: PGEM), headquartered in Cary, N.C., is a leading
manufacturer of exterior building products in North America. Ply
Gem produces a comprehensive product line of windows and patio doors,
vinyl and aluminum siding and accessories, designer accents, cellular
PVC trim and mouldings, vinyl fencing and railing, stone veneer and
gutterware, used in both new construction and home repair and remodeling
in the United States and Canada. Visit for
more information.

About Habitat for Humanity

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat
for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in
southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to
become a leading global nonprofit working in nearly 1,400 communities
throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and
individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to
build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help
build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable
mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to
support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the
strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives
for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit

About Darius Rucker:

Rucker first attained multi-platinum status in the music industry as
former lead singer and rhythm guitarist of GRAMMY award-winning Hootie &
the Blowfish. Since re-introducing himself to the world as a country
artist, he has released four consecutive albums to top the Billboard Country
albums chart and earned a whole new legion of fans. In 2014, Rucker won
his third career GRAMMY award for Best Solo Country Performance for his
triple platinum selling cover of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel,”
off his album, True Believers. Rucker’s first two country albums, Learn
To Live
and Charleston, SC 1966 produced five No. 1 singles
including “Come Back Song,” “This,” “Alright,” “It Won’t Be Like This
For Long” and “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.” Southern Style,
his fourth studio country album, features his latest No. 1 single
“Homegrown Honey,” co-written by Rucker, label mate Charles Kelley of
Lady Antebellum and Nathan Chapman. After wrapping his 2016 Good for
a Good Time Tour
, Rucker recently released his heartfelt new single,
“If I Told You” to country radio. For more information and tour dates


For Ply Gem
Ashley Eisner, 212-697-2600