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Charitable Building Demolition Unites Company Teammates

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Ohio Basement Authority employees volunteer at a local VFW demolition project.

Anyone who has seen an episode of the hit HGTV show “Fixer Upper” knows co-host Chip Gaines’ favorite day is Demo Day – a day to get your hands dirty, knock things down, and create a mess before renovation projects begin.

Several Ohio Basement Authority teammates recently channeled their inner Chip Gaines by swinging sledge hammers, firing up jackhammers, and tearing down walls for a good cause.

The Commander of VFW Tri-Community Post 4719 in Gahanna sent a letter to Ohio Basement Authority requesting monetary donations to assist with tearing down a section of the building. We at Ohio Basement Authority always are glad to give to charitable causes, but we want to go beyond just writing a check. We want to assist in providing the time, tools and manpower to help with these projects.

One of our sales managers met with Post Commander Ernie Massie to determine the scope of the work for the project and how we could help. Then, on Veterans Day, our interdepartmental teammates spent their Saturday demolishing the more than 60-year-old “grill room” portion of the building that needed to be taken down.

Megan Pettry took many photos to document the project, and she was eager to pitch in as much as she could. She said she was impressed with our team’s selfless involvement in the project.

“It was rewarding watching them, and they all were smiling while they were working,” Megan said. “Especially one of our office guys who is a veteran. This is how he spent his Veterans Day, helping make something better for other veterans in the community. It was very powerful, and something I was proud to be a part of.”

Our teammates pose for a photo after demolition is completed.


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