In response to a roof emergency, local roofing contractor, Currier Roofing Company stepped in to help Lee BIA Builders Care to provide much needed love and repairs for a wonderful family in need, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
With no means to repair their roof, Clifford and Nancy Cooley have endured years of drywall issues due to a leak in the 35-year-old tile roof. On Feb. 11, their wish came true when Builders Care Partners and team members arrived with a construction crew to begin the repairs on their roof. Currier Roofing representatives, including company owners Ara Nell Currier and her daughter, Deborah Currier Liftig, arrived to the home with a large box of chocolates, a giant card and teddy bear to help the Cooley family celebrate Valentine’s Day as well as their recent 65th wedding anniversary earlier this week.
“We are pleased to help this wonderful family. My father, Edward Currier, Jr. would be very proud that we are helping a fellow war veteran in need,” said Deborah Currier Liftig.
Builders Care has received an increase in the number of roof repair requests and is currently seeking additional support from additional businesses. Businesses who wish to provide materials, services or financial support can contact Lee BIA Builders Care at 239-938-0056.
“Roof repairs and replacements are one of the most common requests that come into our office. Rain totals over the past year have increased and so we have seen an increase in roof requests,” said Christi Pritchett Sarlo, executive director of Builders Care. “Builders Care and partners have relieved major stress off of a family that will be appreciated for many years to come.”
Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA). Its mission is to provide emergency repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home repairs through traditional means. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $3.8 Million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need. Builders Care enlists the volunteer services of Lee BIA members and leverages grants and donated materials to provide construction and remodeling services to qualified homeowners throughout Lee County. Certified Building Partners include Stock Development and Minto Communities. Major supporters include Cape Coral Plumbing, Ferguson Enterprises,, Nilles Design Group, Priority Marketing of Southwest Florida, Sunset Air and The Aubuchon Team of Companies. Builders Care is headquartered at the Lee BIA offices at 10501 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy., Suite 118 in Fort Myers. The Building Industry Association (www.BIA.net ) is a 50-year-old association affiliated with National Home Builders Association and Florida Home Builders Association to serve the local building and related industries to strengthen our community by advancing a professional building industry through advocacy, education and services. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org, or to the Builders Care general fund at BB&T Page Field branch at 4959 South Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056.