May 16, 2016 over 20 contractors converged on the home of former Houston police officer Ramiro Garcia to give the home a much needed Overhaul. This effort is led by Jim Dutton of Texas Home Improvement radio show heard every Saturday throughout the state of Texas in Houston on KTRH 740AM. The Overhaul For A Hero program reaches out to community heroes to help improve the quality of their lives through remodeling their home. Overhaul For A Hero has helped soldiers, firefighters and now a Houston police officer.CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE CONSTRUCTION GALLERY
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On June 30, 2013, Houston Police Officer Ramiro Garcia was traveling home with his family after attending a wedding. When the rear tire had a blowout the vehicle crashed and Officer Garcia was ejected from the car. His injuries have left him bound to a wheelchair. He now lives with his parents and requires care around the clock.
Jim Dutton visited the Garcia’s home in March and partnered with the Houston Police Officers Union to a complete makeover to accommodate officer Garcia’s needs.
- Provide a wheelchair friendly environment inside and outside the home.
- Simplify care process for Ramiro’s parents.
- Overhaul interior for efficiency and comfort.
- Overhaul of master bath, hall bath and kitchen.
- Complete front yard Overhaul for function and appearance.
Project elements included a total master bath demo followed by a conversion for wheelchair access, new flooring, all new AC system, updated kitchen, interior and exterior paint, new roof, complete home security system, new siding new doors, new windows and landscaping and much more.
Project Dates: Began May 16th and the Garcia family moved back in May 29th, 2016.
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS
Special thanks to all of the ACE Hardware stores in Houston for donating all of the interior doors, trim, door knobs, hardware and much more. We made literally dozens of trips to ACE throughout this project.
Installed all plumbing fixtures, tankless water Heater. Du West Air Conditioning installed the Carrier HVAC system.
Brought in the pit crew to install 12 energy efficient vinyl double-pane, argon-filled windows. This will reduce energy bills, add beauty, to the home and will drastically cut down on the noise.
Donated beautiful tile to be used throughout the house, along with bathroom tile and the kitchen backsplash.
Donated a 16 SEER energy efficient heat pump to replace the Garcia’s 20 year old system that was about to go out. This will provide the family with a comfortable environment and lower energy bills.
Provided amenity center and a 20X20 tent for workers.
Provided us with toilets, bathtub and expertise to help coordinate all of the fixtures making the kitchen and the bathrooms look beautiful.
Worked in conjunction with Midtown Cabinetry to provide the stunning kitchen cabinets.
Special thanks to Craftsman Tools for providing saws, cordless drills, hammers and pretty much any tool we needed to help the crews get the job done right. Also a lawn mower, trimmer and blower were donated to the Garcia’s to take care of their new yard.
Donated kitchen and bathroom faucets.
Have treated the Garcia’s home and will keep it pest free for one year.
Provided a brand new roof. Replaced the existing three tab shingle with an architectural lifetime shingle donated by Certainteed.
Special thanks to the folks at James Hardie Siding, the best siding on the planet, for donating the lap siding that replaced the old outdated wood siding.
Special thanks to the Houston Police Officers Union and the dozens of Houston Police Officers that helped us with this project. Your dedication to this special project to help one of your own was inspiring, to say the least.
Donated over 30 gallons of high quality paint for the interior and exterior.
Take a look at those beautiful cabinets in the Kitchen. Need I say more? The special space saving design will allow for more countertop space.
Before we could do any work we had to have an empty house. Provided move-in and move-out and took great care of the Garcia’s furniture - not a scratch.
Donated an entire security system including cameras throughout. Also provided monitoring and internet service for the Garcia family.
Contributed a gorgeous granite countertop for the kitchen. 281-777-0090
Provided all new landscaping that transformed the Garcia’s exterior. 713-849-8674
Provided us with some of the best James Hardie installers on the planet. Watching them cut the trim around the windows was amazing. Also provided painters, trim installers and helped to coordinate the project. Thanks Victor!
Responsible for tile install throughout the house including all floors, bathroom and kitchen. 832-660-6202
Provided fantastic new vanity for the guest bath.
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