COREtec flooring furnishes homes for our troops.
Since partnering with Home for Our Troops (HFOT) in 2019, COREtec flooring has been used in 57 specially adapted custom homes for veterans. Each home is approximately 2,800 square feet with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and is equipped with over 40 major special adaptations that make day-to-day life easier for veterans such as wider halls and doorways , roll-under sinks and stove tops and counters, pull-down shelving, roll-in shower with digital temperature control and more.
HFOT was created in 2004 by a Massachusetts general contractor who offered to build a custom home for a Massachusetts Army National Guard soldier. The soldier agreed on one condition - the contractor would do the same for other injured veterans. From then on, HFOT has built 333 homes for severely injured, post-9/11 veterans that exceed ADA compliancy standards. Here's what some of the veterans had to say about the program:
"We are proud to have partnered with Shaw since 2019. It is an outstanding and highly patriotic company that has been providing our homes with high-quality flooring for the last several years."
- Tom Landwermeyer Jr., Brigadier General, USA (retired)
"The home brings an immense sense of joy and happiness not only to me but to my family as well. I feel empowered knowing there is always hope and people that care. I am more enthusiastic and look forward to finishing goals I once started."
- Henry Escobedo, Army SFC, Home Recipient, Pearland, Texas (February 2021)
"I now spend less time worrying about life and more time enjoying my family and doing things I love - hunting, fishing and volunteering. What you give is not just a home but the hope and freedom necessary for us to move forward with our new lives. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts."
- Christopher Livesay, Army SFC, Home Recipient, New Braunfels, Texas (June 2021)
"This gift gives me the motivation to go to school, and now I have the space and capability to hone my skills. My family will never be able to thank you enough for your contributions, but we will live in this home and take care of it. We will live life and make memories."
- Thomas Vandeventer, Army SPC, Home Recipient, Royse City, Texas, (May 2021)