Veteran’s Exterior Remodel


A New Exterior For a New Beginning: Dillon and Keslie

Always a proud supporter of our troops, this year we partnered with top manufacturers and suppliers like Owens Corning, Vytex, ABC Supply and Tri-County Electric to donate an exterior makeover for the first time in The Third Estimate history.

Local veterans Dillon and Keslie met while deployed in Kuwait with the Army National Guard. They purchased their home in 2021 and have faced numerous challenges since, that greatly impacted their way of living. Upon his return to the states, Dillon suffered two severe accidents. The couple’s financial and physical limitations exacerbated their challenging situation, leaving them unable to address their home’s critical repairs. 

Over the past few months, The Third Estimate team has worked with Dillon and Keslie to plan their exterior renovation, and helped them hand-select each product. Over the course of a week this June, the crews installed an all new Owen’s Corning® roof, 16 new Vytex® windows, a new entry door, and Norandex™ siding. The renovation culminated in the raising of an American flag, also donated by The Third Estimate, with lifetime electric illuminating the flag donated by Tri-County Electric.

When close friend, Phil Lopez, told CEO Tara Colopy that he was coordinating an event with the Hudson High School Boy’s Lacrosse Team to benefit servicemen and women, she jumped at the chance to throw the full support of The Third Estimate into the project. Joining with NEOPAT, The Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism, the team’s vision was to entirely renovate the exterior of a veteran’s home with industry leading products. 

Together The Third Estimate and NEOPAT collected entries from local veterans and chose the winning veteran who was announced at The Hudson Lacrosse fundraiser Phil Lopez coordinated on April 14th. Dillon and Keslie were honored at the game, met some sports legends like Bernie Kosar, and began working with our Sales and Production teams shortly after. Once making their choices, the couple got to see them mocked-up on their actual home in Hover, 3D model software, before committing. The final reveal included some surprises, including an American flag installation, and new landscaping put in by the Hudson Boys Lacrosse Team.

The Third Estimate Team Supports Our Veterans

Though our exterior makeover is over this year, The Third Estimate Team always honors our local heroes with a 5% discount. We also partner with local manufacturers to provide top-quality products, all Made in the USA.

Check back for more projects honoring our veterans or visit our community commitment page to see what other organizations we partner with.