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B&A’s Staff Build Colleague Up in Time of Need

B&A staff members organized a team of volunteers to help the Schaver family with various home renovations, including landscaping and repairs to the front entry.

There is no greater pride felt for what we do, than when applying our skills and services to positively impact someone in need.  That pride is amplified when that person is one of our own. When Bulley & Andrews’ superintendent Dave Schaver was diagnosed with brain cancer, colleagues and industry friends quickly stepped up to lend a helping hand.

In April, B&A foreman Steve Magnant and Superintendent Phil Romanowski organized a group of volunteers to help the Schaver family with various home renovations. Truly a labor of love, the improvements were targeted in an effort to help Dave and his wife, Linda, host their daughter’s wedding at their home this summer.

The scope of renovations included a new grill area, laundry room and two completely renovated bathrooms.

Lifting hammers to lift up another, more than 75 volunteers transformed the Schaver’s home (kept secret from Dave) while he and Linda were out of town. In a matter of days, volunteers, working shifts around the clock for eight days straight (and in some cases through the night), provided the time, talent and materials to successfully complete several projects. The scope of the renovations included landscaping, exterior and interior painting, two completely renovated bathrooms, kitchen improvements, new laundry room, new sliding back door to replace the single door, replaced pool deck to include new railing system, repaired pergola, and a new grill area.

Volunteers lined the driveway, welcoming the Schavers to their newly renovated home.

Many of the volunteers on the project lined the driveway the day the Schavers returned to their newly renovated home.  “This is unbelievable,” said Dave at the home reveal. “I’ve never had something like this done for me my entire life. I can’t thank you all enough.”

More than 75 volunteers helped transform the Schaver’s home. Pictured at right: Dave (center back) and his family celebrate with a few of the many volunteers who helped in completing their home renovation.

B&A would like to recognize the skill and selflessness of those who volunteered on this meaningful project.  It is of no surprise that their involvement, enthusiasm and dedication took the scope of work to a whole new level. Jake Allsop,  Misael Arguelles, Kenny Burris, Juan Cervantes, John Cronin, Spencer Douglas, Laythen Fiege, Jody Gaunt,Dave Gorski Rob Gemo, Miguel Gutierrez, Francisco Ibarra, Julio Jimenez Sr, Julio Jimenez Jr, Mark Johnson, Dave Jungles, Don Kolkebeck, Joe Koppers, Tony Loffredo, Everardo Lopez, Herman Lopez, Humberto Lopez, Pat Niesen, Matt Niesen, Leslie Osborn, Robert Parchman, Joe Piecuch, Dave Price, Bill Pulaski, Jose Rodriguez, Joel Sanchez, Ryan Stetler, and Chad Stoner.

Additionally, B&A would like to acknowledge the generosity of the subcontractor community that stepped up to wholeheartedly support the effort.  Their spirit and camaraderie to make the project so robust is awe inspiring.  We offer special thanks to: ABT Appliance, American Custom Millwork, Bourban Tile and Marble, Construction Cleaning Corp, Eiserman Landscaping, Glass Solutions, Hammerwell Metals, Heritage Flooring, Hester Painting and Decorating, Jamerson and Bauwens Electric, Kerrigan Plumbing, Masonry by Fernando, and Totem Lumber and Supply.

Below is a video of the project’s reveal to Dave and his family.