“Everything that went into this home - the time, the labor, the materials- was donated by people from our industry,” said Rusty Carroll, corporate marketing, LP Building Products. “Seeing it all come together for a hero like Shaun is an extraordinary feeling.”The home was also made possible by a generous donation from country music stars Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson. For more information including photos from the build, visit FinallyHomeTN.com or Facebook.com/FinallyHomeTN. About Operation FINALLY HOME Operation FINALLY HOME is an award-winning program created by Bay Area Builders Association Support Our Troops. Bay Area Builders Association Support Our Troops was established in 2005 as a non-partisan/non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Bay Area Builders Association Support Our Troops mission is to provide custom made mortgage free homes to wounded and disabled veterans and the widows of the fallen in an effort to get their lives back on track and become productive members of their communities. Bay Area Builders Association Support Our Troops partners with corporate sponsors, builder associations, builders, developers, individual contributors, and volunteers to help severely wounded heroes and their families’ transition from the battlefront to the home front and help them succeed in their challenging new world so they may ultimately enjoy a productive and rewarding life. For more information, visit www.babasupport.org. About Goodall Homes Goodall Homes and Communities specialize in residential land development, home construction and new home sales. Goodall was recently awarded the Prestigious National Housing Quality Award (Bronze Award), sponsored by Professional Builder Magazine and the National Association of Homebuilders – Research Center, the only homebuilder in the Southeast to win this award. Goodall was also awarded the 2011 Best in Business Award for the 26 to 100 employee category, from the Nashville Business Journal and the 2010 Master Guild Award for Outstanding Customer Service. In addition to our recent success, Goodall Homes has an unwavering commitment to building great homes at great values and providing unmatched customer service throughout and after the homebuilding process for all homeowners. For more information, visit www.goodallhomes.com. About LP Building Products Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality engineered wood building materials including OSB, structural framing products, and exterior siding for use in residential, industrial and light commercial construction. From manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada, Chile and Brazil, LP products are sold to builders and homeowners through building materials distributors and dealers and retail home centers. Founded in 1973, LP is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under LPX. For more information, visit www.lpcorp.com. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50291214&lang=en
Local combat veteran Shaun Meadows and his family will begin their Memorial Day Weekend celebration early, moving into their new custom-built home. Operation FINALLY HOME, local award-winning builder Goodall Homes and Nashville-based LP Building Products constructed the home after a groundbreaking event on Veterans Day 2011.
Middle Tennessee combat veteran Shaun Meadows and his family, along with representatives from Operation FINALLY HOME, Goodall Homes and LP Building Products cut the ribbon at the family's new custom-built home. (Photo: Eric Adkins)The home was dedicated to Pamela Page, the late wife of United States Air Force Chief Master Sergeant (retired), Stephen Page. Chief Page nominated Meadows to receive the home. Bob Goodall, president and owner of award-winning builder Goodall Homes skydived in with Meadows, Chief Page and Scott Page onto the property, keys in hand. “There’s no better way to kick of Memorial Day weekend than by recognizing the sacrifices Shaun Meadows and other soldiers have made for our country,” said Daniel Vargas, a retired U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant who runs Operation FINALLY HOME. “Operation FINALLY HOME depends on the support of organizations like Goodall Homes and LP Building Products. We are thankful to all who supported our effort to provide a home for Shaun and his family.” Meadows is a 31-year-old Afghanistan combat veteran. While deployed in Afghanistan in 2008, he was injured by an IED and became a bi-lateral above-knee amputee. Meadows retired from the Air Force in January 2011 and moved to Tennessee. Married to Nicole Meadows, the couple has a six-year-old son, Trevor. Goodall Homes led the build from start to finish. Local businesses from across Middle Tennessee stepped in to provide the materials and labor for the project. “Handing the much-deserved keys to a custom-made home to this deserving family is a moving experience,” said Keith Porterfield, chief operating officer. “We’re so thankful for all of the local businesses and contractors who helped make this build happen.”