Building Individuals One at a Time

Build & Learn is a 501(c)(3) non-profit located in Columbia, Tennessee that serves Veterans and Disadvantaged Citizens by helping them learn skills to refurbish and rehabilitate homes

Build & Learn, Inc. is a Non-Profit Community Housing Development Organization

Build & Learn, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) Community Housing Development Organization established to assist eligible populations, such as veterans, to obtain affordable housing, skills for constructing affordable housing and skills for living as productive citizens in their respective communities.

Our purpose is to provide free job training for underprivileged men and women and for our students to become skilled technical tradesmen in the construction and maintenance industry.

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Pre-Apprentice Job Training, Workshops, Veterans Support and Community Service

Participants are introduced to the Construction Core Curriculum courses that form the basis for all industry training. Strong emphasis is placed on basic entry level job skills such as punctuality, perseverance, positive attitude and work ethic. They include basic courses for all vocational education careers including citizenship and basic employability skills. Certificates are awarded upon completion of various levels. Build & Learn has trained and provided job placements for hundreds of our citizens.

See how Build & Learn helped Skip

With the help of Build and Learn Inc., Bottoms was the recipient of a new access ramp at the entrance to his Sunnyside home. The new addition will keep him independent and mobile for years to come as he begins to use his new motorized wheelchair.

“Whatever I want to do, I can do it,” Bottoms told The Daily Herald.  Read More >

Ret. Command Sgt Major William ‘Skip’ Bottoms

Donate Now!

Build & Learn, Inc. is a non profit – public charity foundation as defined under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code serving Columbia and Middle Tennessee.  To make a tax deductible contribution or donation donate below!

You can also mail checks payable to:
Build & Learn, Inc.
2003 Carmack Blvd.
Columbia, TN 38401


We would like to acknowledge Lowe’s and Home Depot for providing us with materials and expertise to assist families in need of vital home repairs. Especially those projects where health and safety issues are threatened. Home Depot also provides professional assistance and project consultations. We look forward to our continued relationship with these sponsors.

Truck Sponsors:

Lee Company, Care Supply, Kenny Pipe & Supply, Hobbs & Associates, Sunbelt Rentals, Ed’s Supply, Trane Inc., JJP Mechanical, Conklin Metals, Insulation Services

Get Involved!

To become a volunteer, sponsor, donate materials or supplies or obtain additional information, click on the contact us link or email