Students at Central Community College-Hastings are putting the finishing touches on the most recent house built at the college through its hands-on construction program.
“It’s nerve-racking,” said Matt Gerdes of Franklin.
Finishing touches like cabinetry are among the most stressful parts for Gerdes because any mistakes will show up more readily than on the floor or drywall, which are covered later.
With a looming deadline, students in the construction program have been buckling down to be ready for the second open house on Sunday from 2-4 p.m.
Students started construction on the building on the second week in September 2013.
Instructor Dale Janitscheck said second-year students design the house and first-year students build each house.
This marks the 18th home constructed by CCC students. Only one of those homes has stayed in Hastings. One has gone as far as Benedict.
This year, 23 students helped build the 1,800-square-foot house. The one-story house is a joint training project by the Construction Technology class and Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration class.