Remodelers Council charity work day 2016

Remodelers’ Charity Work Day Benefits Casa de Esperanza Foster Mother

Terry Swenson Charity Projects, Member News, Remodelers

On Saturday, April 30, the GHBA Remodelers Council, led by Sherry Pruitt, CGR, CAPS, with Whodid It Design, completed the 2016 Charity Project at the Casa de Esperanza – Mary Scalise home. The RMC volunteers made much-needed updates and improved the functionality, safety and beauty of the foster mother’s home.

Mary is an employee of Casa de Esperanza who has adopted four children from Casa de Esperanza. The youngest, Luke, has significant disabilities (cerebral palsy) and is wheelchair bound. The project added wheelchair accessibility to the home, as well as a much-needed first-floor bathroom with roll-in shower. Additionally, the crew updated the kitchen with new cabinets, countertops and appliances and painted and replaced flooring on the first floor.

Remodelers Council charity work day 2016

Thank you to the numerous companies that donated to the project. A very special thank you to Christian Fitsch-Mouras, CAPS with 101 Mobility for donating and installing a ceiling transfer lift that will allow the safe and easy transfer of Luke.


Thank to Linda Stewart and Ivan Madrigal and Builder’s Choice Inc. for donating all the cabinets for the project, as well as, Traditional Designs for the countertops, Surface Systems of Texas for the handicap sidewalk, Builders Post-Tension, BlueWave Plumbing, Hazeal Becerra Painting, Colony Flooring, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, The Sherwin-Williams Company and Al’s Electrical Service.

Lastly, a very sincere thank you to every volunteer who joined us on the project work day, strapped on your tool belt and rolled up your sleeves to help. Mary has dedicated her life to giving a safe home to children in crisis. Giving back is a core belief of the Council and this annual project is our small way to give back to those in need by doing what we do best – REMODELING!

The annual charity project is funded through the Remodelers Council Garage Sale held at the Texas Home & Garden Show at NRG Center in September. We are accepting donations at two Bison Building Material locations (Dart Street and Conroe). It is not too early to donate to a great cause! Contact Tamie Sanchez with Lone Star Building & Construction Services for details on how and where to donate.