Dennis Realty Cares August 1, 2020

Grandma’s House Roof Renovation Project – Before and After

Carl Stratton with Dennis Realty & Dennis Property Management got together with Phyllis & our team of volunteers in Tampa, FL who helped us to complete the Save Grandma’s House Roof Renovation project. Carolyn brought this to our attention back in December, 2014 that Phyllis needed some help with her house, especially her roof because she had a very leaky room. It took us a little while to get going, but once we got going, it happened pretty quickly!

Phyllis is a local Tampa, FL resident who is taking care of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She needed some help with some renovation around her home and we were able to engage a lot of our vendors, who together, made this project happen for us.

Before you can put a roof on a house, you have to have the trees cut back, so Rebecca Moody at Beaver’s Tree Service had her team cut back a large, overgrown tree so we could get the roof put on.

Then we engaged with Melissa Haan at M&M Roofing, a relatively new, but experienced roofing company located in Trinity. They work a lot with property management companies, wholesale roofing, and by word of mouth. Melissa came and looked at the project and made a commitment to participate when she saw what needed to be done.

Kim Vetzel is a project repair coordinator at Dennis Property Management and she helped contact all of the vendors. Alisha dos Santos is a Real Estate agent at Dennis Realty and she helped us with the GoFundMe.com as a way to collect donations where we were able to share it socially to a lot of network. We are very thankful to all of the Dennis Realty agents, staff, partners and community members who donated to this project and made it happen.

We collected a little bit over $1,000 of which we used ever bit of to purchase the extra wood that was needed, making several trips for supplies back & forth to Home Depot for the extra supplies that were needed.

Lisa Henderson, who is also a Realtor at Dennis Realty, was also very instrumental in working with us on this.

We’d also like to thank a few other vendors that we could not have succeed on this project without the help of including Doug Clowes at Foster’s Roofing who helped us with getting all of the materials donated. John & David Foster, owners of Foster’s Roofing donated materials with the help of Larry Johnson at ABC Supply who also coordinated some discounts for the supplies. Stuart Tapley at GAF donated all of the shingles for the roof and Rich Dard at the local ABC Supply introduced us to John who gave us the dry-in for the project, and he also introduced us to Trent Cotney, an attorney and his team here in Tampa who assisted us with some of the legal aspects of the cause.

We’d also like to thank a few other vendors that we could not have succeed on this project without the help of including Doug Clowes at Foster’s Roofing who helped us with getting all of the materials donated. John & David Foster, owners of Foster’s Roofing donated materials with the help of Larry Johnson at ABC Supply who also coordinated some discounts for the supplies. Stuart Tapley at GAF donated all of the shingles for the roof and Rich Dard at the local ABC Supply introduced us to John who gave us the dry-in for the project, and he also introduced us to Trent Cotney, an attorney and his team here in Tampa who assisted us with some of the legal aspects of the cause. Together we can do a lot, and this job would’ve been about a $9,000 job so we are happy to make this happen for Phyllis. There is additional work that needs to be done on the inside of the house and we would love to engage more vendors and do some more fundraising to see if we can help further. Phyllis said, “I just feel so blessed that I had Carolyn introduce me to Carl and all of his staff at Dennis and all the other people that contributed. Every time it rains, I sit in there and watch out the sliding glass door and think how thankful and how blessed I am”, and we were very happy to help her with this project. Thanks to everyone who contributed to make this project a success!

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Vendor Credits:

Melissa Haan at M&M Roofing – http://www.mmroofingtrinity.com John & David Foster at Foster’s Roofing – http://www.fostersroofing.com

Doug Clowes at Foster’s Roofing – http://www.fostersroofing.com Rebecca Moody at Beaver’s Tree Service – http://www.beaverstreeserviceonline.com

Larry Johnson at ABC Supply – http://www.abcsupply.com Stuart Tapley at GAF – http://www.gaf.com

John Walker at APOC – http://www.apoc.com Trenty Cotney, Attorney – http://www.trentcotney.com

William Woods at Trent Cotney, Attorney – http://www.trentcotney.com