We are very excited to announce that South Shore Millwork will appear on the upcoming episode of A&E’s Disaster Guy! Tune in this Saturday, September 24th at 12pm/11C to see how we teamed up with the Disaster Guy crew to make things right for an American military family.
Due to an electrical fire, the LaBonte family’s beautiful 100-year-old Victorian house in Mooseup, Connecticut burned, destroying the third floor of the home and causing devastating water damage to the rest of the house. Thankfully the family escaped unharmed, but father and husband Luke LaBonte, an Army National Guard Staff Sergeant, was scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan mere days later.
With only a few days left to deal with the insurance company, plan the rebuilding of the house, and find a temporary home, the LaBontes needed help. Fortunately “Disaster Guy” Steve Frasher was able to step in and help orchestrate the rebuilding of the historic home so that the LaBontes could move back in before Luke deployed. However, due to the historic nature of the home, the town mandated that the house be rebuilt to match the original elaborate Victorian architecture. But how could a historic restoration project be completed in just a matter of days?
That’s where we came in! South Shore Millwork was asked to help restore this family home, and we jumped at the chance. In just 4 days, we worked around the clock to create about $10,000 worth of historically accurate brackets, moulding, and trims, including curved and radius work. Our own Budd Kelley says of the experience, “It was a whirlwind; it definitely tested our mettle.”
We’re proud to have been a part of this great project, working with Disaster Guy to lend a helping hand to a deserving family. Tune in this Saturday at 12pm/11C to see how it all comes together!
image via A&E