At Unbridled Homes, we’re passionate about serving our community. Here is an inside look into some of the projects and associations we are involved with.
In 2014, Rose Smith lost her son Cory to a still-unsolved homicide on the corner of 25th and Standard Avenue. Since that time, she has refused to allow that loss to have a negative impact in her community.
In fact, she has worked diligently to turn that experience into something positive and has started a 501(c)3 nonprofit called the ACE [Acting Compassionately Everyday] Project. Currently, the ACE Project works with anywhere between 35 – 80 girls and boys growing up in West Louisville. She leads these young people in activities such as giving food to the homeless, hosting shoe drives and coat drives, and even visiting LMPD officers during the holidays.
As her program grew, she had an incredible vision to create a space where these children could go to learn and grow and find a better path than the one that lead to her own son’s death. The place she has chosen for this space is, symbolically, the abandoned home that was the backdrop to Cory’s last moments. The ACE Project has partnered with WHAS and the Building Industry Association to make Ms. Rose’s vision a reality. Our President, Ryan Band, is the project leader and is coordinating volunteers and managing the construction process to convert the abandoned home into a beautiful community center.
Fuller Center for Housing
Ryan serves on the Board of Directors for The Fuller Center of Housing in Louisville. By building and repairing houses in partnership with families in need, The Fuller Center is committed to Building a Better World, One House at a Time. Homeowners work with volunteers and then repay the costs of materials on terms they can afford, with no interest charged or profit made. This is charity with dignity that creates decent homes and revitalizes communities. As a homebuilder, Ryan is excited to share his knowledge and compassion with those families the Fuller Center is committed to serving.
Board of Directors
Building Industry Association
Board of Directors
As a member of the Board of Directors for the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville, Ryan is an advocate of quality homebuilding in our community. The Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville is committed to continuous improvement by providing excellence in programs and services to meet the members diversified needs, and in order to provide quality housing for all citizens within our community.