Veteran Remodel Project
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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

THANK YOU!

TO THE TEAM OF LOCAL BUSINESSES & HBA MEMBERS FOR DONATING YOUR TIME AND SERVICES TO THIS WORTHWHILE PROJECT

EXTERIOR DOORS & TRIM

Woodwork Specialties

DRYWALL

Lowe's,

Quality Touch Painting,

Jim Selners Drywall

INSULATION

JP Sanderson Insulation

PAINT

Douglas & Son, Inc., Quality Touch Painting, Van Tuinen Painting

DESIGN

DeHaan Remodeling Specialists, Inc

PERMIT & CARPENTRY

Premier Building & Remodeling

APPLIANCES

Bekins Appliance & Electronics

FLOORING

ProSource,

Migala Carpet One, Wood Tech Hardwood Flooring

CABINETS

Williams Distributing

COUNTERTOPS

Rock Solid Surfaces

DEMOLITION

Hunt For Home

Neighborhood Builders

INTERIOR DOORS

The Woodsmiths Custom Millwork

ROOF

Hutcherson Construction, ABC Supply

SECURITY SYSTEM

Automation Design

SIDING

HVE, Local Gutters, Eikenhout

TILE

ProSource, Migala Carpet One,  Jax Stone & Tile

HVAC

Dean Boiler

HVAC - DUCTWORK

Nieboer Heating & Cooling, Inc.

DUMPSTER & PORTABLE RESTROOM

Best Way Disposal

WINDOW TREATMENTS

Budget Blinds of Battle Creek, Coldwater & Mattawan

PLUMBING

Krusinga Plumbing, Inc.

PLUMBING FIXTURES

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

CLOSET SHELVING

Spartan Closet & Glass Solutions

CABINET INSTALLATION

VanDam & Krusinga Building & Restoration

Osborne Construction & Maintenance, LLC

4/30/21 After photos - courtesy of Next Door Photos