ELLICOTT CITY, Md., Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the devastating flood that ravaged historic Ellicott City on the night of July 30, 2016, Don Reuwer has worked tirelessly to help his many tenants and businesses recover as quickly as possible on Main Street. For over 30 years Reuwer has been a leader in revitalizing Historic Ellicott City. His passion has been to rehab old historic structures into thriving businesses. Sadly, the flood destroyed many of those buildings but that did not deter Don Reuwer from immediately getting to work to restore each structure.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman recognized Reuwer's heroic efforts at the "Recognizing Ellicott City Heroes" event on Friday, October 28 at a recently renovated shop on Main Street. Since the night of the storm, Don's presence could be felt all over the historic district. He and his son Trae have worked tirelessly, restoring and rebuilding the many buildings that they own that have been affected by the storm. As their nominator wrote, "I have seen first-hand the work that has gone into these buildings. I have stood back and witnessed them quietly confer on how to proceed on the renovations and it is with great care that they are proceeding to make changes."