Building homes was a hobby for Howard Gatlin until 2008.
That’s when the Elizabethtown man began working for Hardin County Habitat for Humanity, where he is construction foreman.
A cabinetmaker and woodworker, Gatlin had a background in building and had built 13 houses on his own as a contractor before becoming construction foreman for the nonprofit organization.
“I built my first home in ’76,” Gatlin said.
On most of the houses, he did “basically everything.”