Dec 07, 2017
The Tunnel to Towers foundation honors both firefighter Stephen Siller, who laid down his life to save others on September 11th, and our nation’s military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country. One of the organization’s programs, Building for America’s Bravest, builds single-family housing for disabled veterans across the country.
Belgard is partnering with Tunnel to Towers and Building for America’s Bravest by providing all materials and installation of backyard patios on the 12-15 homes scheduled for construction this year.
“Belgard is incredibly honored to lend our backyard living expertise to the men and women who have given back so much for our country, so they can fully enjoy their new homes.”
– Wade Ficklin, President APG West/Canada and Tunnel to Towers project coordinator
The first patio was recently completed in Virginia, with pavers donated by Anchor South, an Oldcastle company, and installed by a group of Belgard representatives and members of the national retail team, with assistance from contractor Chris Ianndrelli with All Seasons Landscaping and Irrigation, who installed the base. The 425 square foot patio was constructed with Lafitt® pavers (Bella color) installed in a running bond pattern and bordered with Old York™ pavers (Charcoal color). The design for the patio was created by the Belgard Design Studio, who made recommendations on the products and installation pattern and provided design renderings and materials estimates to help facilitate and expedite the project.
“I was proud of how everyone pulled the project together on such a short turnaround.”
– Sam Bond, Volunteer Coordinator on behalf of Belgard
Paver installation was led by Ben Hulvey and Brandon Ford of the Belgard sales team for Anchor South. Additional volunteers from Anchor South included Stephanie Corbin, Ben Messner and Sam Bond. They were assisted by Jeff Glusko, Steven Courtney, Ben Bondy and Nancy Wilcox from the national retail team.
This group plans to install four more Building for America’s Bravest patios in the Maryland and Virginia area this year. The remainder of the projects will be installed in various locations across the country. The Belgard Design Studio will continue to work with each group to provide designs and materials needs.