CertainTeed Supports Homes for Our Troops in V.A., Donates Fiberglass Insulation
(Fredericksburg, Va.) – To support and show appreciation to two Fredericksburg, Va. veterans severely injured in Iraq combat operations, CertainTeed Corporation recently donated insulation to Homes for Our Troops, a national non-profit organization dedicated to building specially adapted, no-cost homes for severely injured veterans. The insulation was used in two separate 2,600-square-foot single-level homes specially outfitted for maximum freedom of movement for local heroes Army Sergeant Jude Recendez and Marine Sergeant Kenny Lyon.
CertainTeed, which was made aware of the project through local distributor Cary Quality, is proud to help the Recendez and Lyon families.
“Homes for Our Troops is a program that does more than just build mortgage-free houses that allow those who made such a sacrifice for our country the chance to live more independently,” said Rob Brockman, senior marketing communications manager for CertainTeed Insulation. “This donation goes one step further by providing proven building materials that will contribute to a more comfortable and cost-saving, energy efficient indoor environment — for the life of the home.”
The homes were constructed by volunteer teams of skilled laborers, led by contractor Atlantic Builders and were completed in two separate four-day “Build Brigades” in April 2011. Each day, approximately 100 volunteers were on site to build, paint and landscape, working round the clock and refueled by donated meals and soldiers’ incredible stories of survival.
Insulation donated includes thermally efficient CertainTeed® Kraft-faced Fiber Glass Insulation for the walls and ceilings and CertainTeed® InsulSafe® Blowing Wool Insulation in the attics.
For more information about CertainTeed insulation products, visit www.certainteed.com/insulation.
To read more about local heroes’ Recendez and Lyon, visit www.homesforourtroops.org.
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, foundations, pipe, insulation, gypsum, ceilings and access covers.
A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 6,000 employees and more than 65 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Recognized as a 2009 and 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, CertainTeed earned the 2011 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. The group had total sales of approximately $3 billion in 2010. www.certainteed.com
About Homes for Our Troops
Homes for Our Troops is a national non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization based in Taunton, Mass. Founded by John Gonsalves in 2004 (www.homesforourtroops.org). The organization’s mission is to build specially adapted homes for service members who have been severely injured in combat operations since September 11, 2001. All specially adapted homes are built at no cost to the veteran thanks to donations from thousands of individuals, foundation grants, corporate sponsors, professional tradespeople and generous support from countless volunteers.