From smartphones and meeting rooms, to drywall.
CEOs from major Akron companies pitched in to help build a Habitat for Humanity home project in North Hill, Friday on Berwin Avenue.
FirstEnergy CEO Anthony Alexander admits it's not his usual line of work.
"Well, I'm trying to make a piece of drywall fit into a closet," Alexander describes his task to AkronNewsNow, "and I cut it a little too long the first time, so now I'm going to...whatever they call this thing, kind of sand it down so it fits."
Down on the first floor of the under construction Habitat home, FedEx Custom Critical CEO Virginia Albanese says she's learning as she goes...
"I certainly don't hang drywall on a regular basis," Albanese notes, "but I've gotten a great lesson today, and I'm hitting the studs far more often at this point in the day."
Alexander says the hands on experience is a great way to help show how much his company supports Habitat for Humanity.
"My company's always been a big supporter of this organization, we think they do an absolutely wonderful job," Alexander tells AkronNewsNow, "and I thought, well, I might as well get in a day in myself."
Habitat for Humanity's own CEO in Akron, Rochelle Fisher, says she hopes the bosses' elbow grease rubs off on those who work for them.
"Hopefully it'll help them engage their employees a little bit more in our mission," Fisher says, "and volunteer groups to come out from their companies."
The gathering of business leaders was spearheaded by Summa Health System CEO Tom Strauss.