JWP at the 2017 Builder Blitz!

Wow, what a busy few months it’s been!  We’ve been doing all kinds of jobs throughout the metro–a 6,000 sq. ft. new-construction home near Indian Hills, a kitchen remodel with glazed cabinetry just down the street, a second-floor woodwork remodel in Regency, even an exterior repair and repaint of a 100-year-old Lincoln home, to name a few.  What’s better, three of those jobs are from repeat clients, two of which have been with us for over 30 years!

Thankfully, this holiday gives me chance to write about a cause we had the pleasure to be involved with.  Earlier this past June, a contractor we’ve worked with for 10 years, McNeil Co. Builders, asked us to paint their home in the Habitat for Humanity’s Builder Blitz.  We jumped at the chance, and, in the early morning hours of June 12, we got to work.  We arrived at the house at 5:30, so we could get ahead of the cabinet installers and the other trades who needed to work in the house that day (they don’t call it a “builder blitz” for nothing).  Fortunately, we were able to finish all the ceilings and walls–two coats–by 9:30, when CKF showed up to install the cabinets and the carpenters could install the baseboard and trim.

We even finished before the photographers for the house got started (the other trades get all the glory, I guess), so we have to rely on my poor photography work to tell this story.  It was a bit dark in the house as some early morning thunderstorms moved in.

Here’s Dan & Justin spraying and backrolling a bedroom.


My Dad, John, backrolling a closet.


Here’s Alex, taping off a door to prevent overspray.


McNeil Co. Builders’ Habitat for Humanity house. John White and McNeil supervisor, Patrick, are discussing the job on the porch. Asked if they should move for the picture, I couldn’t resist teasing, “No, I want this to look as natural as possible.”


We were honored to be asked to help build a home for a very deserving family, and had a great time doing it!  Habitat for Humanity is a storied organization with a fantastic cause, and took care of us contractors, providing delicious breakfasts and lunches throughout the blitz, complete with all the coffee and water needed to bring the jobs home (pun intended).  I can’t thank McNeil Co. Builders enough for asking us to be involved in this project.  Until next year!

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