PITTSFIELD >> On a day when he would normally be managing a five-person facilities crew at Country Curtains in Lee, Justin Pinsonneault found himself installing siding in an unfamiliar backyard.

Pinsonneault, along with seven co-workers, spent Friday preparing the Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity home for its new owner, Sheerece Adams.

"I live in Pittsfield myself," Pinsonneault said. "It's awesome to just give back to the community a little bit. It just makes you feel good."

The Country Curtains volunteers joined Habitat workers as they prepared Adams' home — a duplex near Berkshire Medical Center — for painting and worked to complete the structure's exterior insulation, siding and soffits.

"It's such a pretty, pretty house," said Rebecca Riordan, vice president of human resources for the company. Riordan spent the morning completing window drywall at the unit — 5 Hall Place.

Although volunteers have worked on both units of the house at 5-7 Hall Place, No. 5 received the main focus on Friday, said Daniel Parkins, Habitat's volunteer engagement coordinator.

Habitat took ownership of the home in November 2015. The owner's sentimental attachment to the old house led to the decision to rehabilitate it, rather than take it down. Habitat aims to have the home ready for move-in by Christmas, he said.

Several businesses and organizations have volunteered to work on the house since construction began, including Crane & Co. of Dalton and Covestro of Sheffield.

The house was in disrepair when work began in February, said Habitat Executive Director Carolyn Valli. There was extensive mold from a severe roof leak, which required workers to take down almost all the walls. The home also had asbestos shingles that had begun to deteriorate, presenting a health risk.