Veteran Remodel Project
The HBA's Remodelers Council undertook a community project for a local Marine veteran, Timothy Price, in November 2019 after being contacted by the Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors. Here's Tim's story:
Early in the summer of 2019, Tim and his fiancé (now wife) Jennifer, bought their forever home with the intentions of remodeling it for their family of 4 to live in, including Tim, Jen and their two small children. Several weeks into their remodel, he started getting a headache. After a few trips to the ER, the family was informed that Tim had a mass inside his brain and that surgery would be required. He then had to have a large portion of a Glioblastoma removed and began radiation.
After the surgery, he was wheelchair bound and did well attending physical therapy. The doctors were hopeful for recovery.
He and Jen, had started to meet with a few of our members, picking out finishes for their new home, when COVID-19 put everything on hold. During this time, Tim's health started to decline. The family learned the cancer had returned and just a short week after hearing this terrible news, Tim lost his courageous fight against cancer.
The HBA is committed to get this family back in their home and finish what Tim started! We'd like to thank our 501(c)3 partner, Operation Finally Home for helping us collect donations on the family's behalf.
Before Photos - courtesy of NextDoor Photos
10/13/20 Demo Day Photos - courtesy of Ramon Huerta, Hunt For Home
12/10/20 Siding and gutters goes up! - courtesy of Local Gutters, HVE, Inc. & Eikenhout
TO THE TEAM OF LOCAL BUSINESSES & HBA MEMBERS FOR DONATING YOUR TIME AND SERVICES TO THIS WORTHWHILE PROJECT
EXTERIOR DOORS & TRIM
Quality Touch Painting,
Jim Selners Drywall
JP Sanderson Insulation
Douglas & Son, Inc., Quality Touch Painting, Van Tuinen Painting
DeHaan Remodeling Specialists, Inc
PERMIT & CARPENTRY
Premier Building & Remodeling
Bekins Appliance & Electronics
Migala Carpet One, Wood Tech Hardwood Flooring
Rock Solid Surfaces
Hunt For Home
The Woodsmiths Custom Millwork
Hutcherson Construction, ABC Supply
HVE, Local Gutters, Eikenhout
ProSource, Migala Carpet One, Jax Stone & Tile
HVAC - DUCTWORK
Nieboer Heating & Cooling, Inc.
DUMPSTER & PORTABLE RESTROOM
Best Way Disposal
Budget Blinds of Battle Creek, Coldwater & Mattawan
Krusinga Plumbing, Inc.
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
Spartan Closet & Glass Solutions
VanDam & Krusinga Building & Restoration
Osborne Construction & Maintenance, LLC