Lufkin senior excited about plans for Habitat house

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - By Holley Nees - email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - He's drafting plans for Lufkin's newest Habitat for Humanity house and he's only a high school senior.

Clark Groom spent more than 150 hours on the computer this summer, drawing up floor plans for the handicap accessible house.

The 1,100 square-foot home will meet the Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines.

Groom drafted plans for last year's Habitat house, but had to pull them because of a last-minute construction error that would've been too expensive.

He's thrilled his plans were chosen this year.

"It was probably the best feeling I've ever felt because I just felt so on top of everything because my plans got picked so it was a real big feeling," Groom said. "I was excited. I'll be able to tell my kids, I helped design that house."

Groom will apply for a building permit at Lufkin City Hall on Monday.

Construction will get underway soon after he gets the permit.

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