Rebuilding Together Volunteer Work

On Saturday, May 1, Brandon Weiss, President of Weiss Building & Development LLC, served as a volunteer for Rebuilding Together NW Suburbs.  Brandon Weiss volunteered for the second year in a row  as thehouse captain, securing materials, organizing, and helping to complete all the work.  This year Brandon organized and helped 15 Honeywell employees complete a job for an older couple in Des Plaines, IL.  Rebuilding Together is a 1 day event that takes place once a year.  Volunteers have 1 day to make improvements or code upgrades to a home that the owners do not have the ability to complete themselves.  Rebuilding Together is a not for profit organization that has done this for many years.

This particular job had the need for some electrical upgrades, a vapor barrier in the crawl space, insulating the rim joists in the crawl space, replacing a rotted window sill, adding a storm window, and building a handicap ramp for the owners to get in an out of the house.  Brandon Weiss stated. ” It is a lot of work to complete in 1 day with volunteers, but it was a lot of fun as well as a rewarding experience.  It feels good to give back to the community.  The homeowners were so happy and thankful  to have this work completed.  One of them actually took pictures in the morning, had them developed at lunch, and gave them to us as we were finishing up the work at the end of the day.  You could tell how much we helped them out, and how much easier it will be for them to get in and out of the house.  Living on a fixed budget, they were also excited about how much money they will save on heating a cooling costs with the improved insulation.  The closed cell spray foam insulation could improve their energy loss by 30% -40%. ”