For Shannon Elliffe, founder of LFBC, contributing to the community is a value underpinning his building business.
From volunteering for Down syndrome organisations, which he was introduced to through his sister Tara who has Down syndrome, to volunteering for the local SES, Shannon, his brother Connor, and their team, believe in doing good.
So as a reputable building company, it made sense to get registered as NDIS providers, and thanks to Connect My Community Consultancy, LFBC has been an official NDIS provider of home modifications since the start of 2021.
Shannon says it’s exciting to be able to help NDIS recipients in need of home modifications and building work, but it’s also something his business is taking a long-term view on:
“Often it’s quite a long process of pricing work and waiting for funding approval, but it’s worth it to know we’ll be able to do good work while also tapping into a network of clients via the NDIS,” he said.
So far this year, Shannon says LFBC has done quite a bit of minor home modification work, with many referrals coming from the Connect My Community network and directly from health professionals, such as Occupational Therapists.
“It’s really rewarding to be able to help people live more safely in their own homes – we’ve done grab rail installations and ramp installations – these are simple modifications which have a big impact,” said Shannon.
On the horizon, LFBC is also going to be working on a new group home project in Bomaderry, and has plenty more opportunities in the pipeline.
“There’s definitely a need for quality operators in this space, and being a smaller building business means we can offer a really personal approach on every project,” says Shannon.
“My brother Connor and I started LF Building and Construction three years ago as a family-friendly company that let us spend more time living and working in our community. We believe that we can assist people with altered ability to make their own choices and make our community stronger and a better place for everyone to live in.”