Freehold NJ: SRS Distribution/National Building Supply and USA Building Maintenance Inc. have partnered with Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County (HFHMC) to provide two new roofs, completely free of charge, for Veterans in Monmouth County. The projects are part of a Veterans Build/L.I.F.T. program, a collaboration between Coastal Habitat and HFHMC, providing home repairs at no cost to eligible Veterans in Monmouth County.
SRS Distribution Inc., (“SRS”) a leader in the building products distribution industry, donated the roofing materials for both roofs while USA Building Maintenance Inc., a family-owned elite commercial roofing company operating in NJ, (5) Boroughs in NY, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania, provided the expert installation teams who removed old roof shingles, replaced damaged plywood, and installed the new roofs.
The widow of US Navy Veteran, Robert P. Walsh, was one of the roof recipients. Mr. Walsh served in the US Navy from 1951 – 1955. After he left the Navy, Robert commuted into NYC for work right up until his death at the age of 72. Marianne still lives in the house where she and her husband raised their seven children. The new roof was desperately needed and Mrs Wash told us, “Receiving this new roof has given me such a sense of relief; I felt all the stress leave my body when it was done. The contractors were so kind; it was a wonderful experience.”
United States Army Veteran, Paul, also received a new roof. Paul lives with his wife Janice and their dog, Luther in Long Branch. The home has needed a new roof for some time and they are thrilled to be a recipient of this program. Paul served in the US Army from 1966 to 1972 during the Vietnam War. Paul was a radio operator and received the National Defense Service Medal.
Thanks to the generosity of these local businesses these Veteran-owned homes will have secure roofs for many years to come.
Greg Serevetas, President of family-owned USA Building Maintenance said “We are honored to be able to give back to our community in this way. We feel it is important that we support our veterans and their families, we are so grateful we could help.”
Athena Thanos, Events Coordinator/Service Administrator at USA Building Maintenance Inc. added, “ We are so grateful to be able to be a part of putting this all together with Habitat and SRS. We are proud to be Americans, where at least we know we’re free. And we won’t forget the men and women who died, who gave that right to us.”
Jonelle Gallo, Assistant Branch Manager of National Building Supply- Ramsey, told us “Our commitment to veterans and our military runs strong and deep at SRS. We believe the best way to give back to our communities is to draw upon our company’s unique business culture: Make money, have fun, and give back! Linking the skills and passions of our employees with philanthropy and taking our responsibility of being a good corporate citizen to heart.’
Habitat for Humanity Executive Director, Diane Kinnane, said “With the cost of a new roof out of reach for the majority of Veterans on a low or fixed income, we could not be more grateful to these local businesses for their generosity. To be able to help two Veteran families in our community in just one week is incredible. Habitat Monmouth is proud to work alongside organizations that share our vision and passion for creating affordable housing solutions.”
Roof repairs or replacements are provided on a special project basis to eligible Veterans and are subject to the availability of materials and installation services.
Learn more about our Veteran Build/L.I.F.T. Home Repairs Program HERE.
About SRS Distribution
Founded in 2008 and headquartered in McKinney, Texas, SRS Distribution has grown to become one of the largest and fastest-growing building product distributors in the United States. Since the Company’s inception, it has established a differentiated growth strategy and entrepreneurial culture that is focused on serving customers, partnering with suppliers, and attracting the industry’s best talent. SRS currently operates under a family of distinct local brands encompassing more than 710 locations across 45 states. SRS Distribution is a portfolio company of Leonard Green & Partners, L.P., and Berkshire Partners LLC. For more information, visit www.srsdistribution.com
About USA General Contractors Corp/USA BuildingMaintenance Inc.
Since its inception in 1993, USA General Contractors Corp. (USA GCC) has established itself as an Elite Commercial Roofing Company in the Tri-State area. The company has been family owned and operated since 1993, with a reputation built on Company Core Values, long-term relationships with our customers through honesty, quality workmanship, quick response time, communication, and above all a safe workplace for employees and clients. USA GCC is 100% committed to providing unparalleled service to each of its clients. The company is a full-service commercial and industrial roofing company providing service to New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, and Eastern Pennsylvania. USA Building Maintenance was established to separate its service division from its parent company. A 2nd generation family-run business, USA Building Maintenance can handle anything from small emergency leak repair to roof coating installations, future budget preparation, asset management, and roof maintenance programs. For more information, visit https://usagcc.com/
MEDIA CONTACT: Caroline Howell, Marketing & Event Coordinator
Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County
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