We recently helped Mark, a Minnetonka veteran of the Marine Corps, with repairs to his home. During his time with the Marine’s, Mark received several awards, including the Rifle Sharpshooter Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal (twice), and a Letter of Appreciation. While serving in the Marines, Mark was a cook and pastry chef and was quite passionate about it.
Mark has lived in his home for 30 years. Built in the early 1900s, the home has experienced some issues over the years that would create large structural problems should they be ignored. Not only did the basement still have dirt floors, but the last roofing replacement took place approximately 20 years ago. Wear and tear from over the years was causing rainwater to leak into his single-car garage and inside the walls of his home.
We partnered with Capital Construction, GAF-Roofing, and HUD’s Veteran Home Modification and Repair Pilot Program to repair Mark’s roof, replace an unsealed basement window, reinforce the basement walls, and completely seal his basement. These repairs will ensure Mark’s home is safe and healthy for years to come.