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Student Renovated Home is Ready to be Sold

An open house was held to celebrate the completion of the first Marion Community Build project. 

Linn-Mar High School students worked this past school year with students from the Marion Independent School District to renovate the home at 330 8th Avenue in Marion.  

Interior of Student Renovated HouseThree students from Linn-Mar and five from Marion teamed up with an instructor to learn about framing, siding, roofing, and many carpentry skills.

Director Lebo with Marion and LM students at MEDCO Home Project FINAL

Iowa Department of Education Director Ann Lebo met with students in April.





The innovative project got the attention of Iowa’s Department of Education Director, Ann Lebo, who toured the home and met with the student construction crew in April. 

Mr. Bisgard speaks at Completion of Student Home Renovation Project

Superintendent Bisgard addresses guests at the Open House for the Student Renovated Home

Proceeds from this home sale will be used to purchase another property to be rehabilitated next school year. 

Community Build is a home rehabilitation program coordinated by the Marion Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO). It’s part of MEDCO’s Community Promise Initiative. This project brought together the resources of the two school districts, the city of Marion, and multiple business partners.    

The project would not have been possible without the community partners. They include Suburban Lumber Company, River Ridge Escrow Co., Hanna Plumbing & Heating, Dennis Wacker Electric, ReVosWel Truss & Lumber, Appraisal Associates Company, Soil Concepts Inc., Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC, Sheets Forrest Draper Insurance, Culver’s Garden Center & Greenhouse, Skogman Realty, Skogman Homes, Delaney Concrete Contractor, Rathje Construction Co., and Star Appliance.

More information about the project can be found on the MEDCO website.