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Bill Ballash

General Manager

Arnold's Home Improvement


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Arnolds Home Improvement and Owens Corning to provide free roof for Oregon veteran and family

One local man and his family is receiving an extra-large thank you on Veterans Day - a new, free roof. Local Korean War veteran Wayne McGee's family nominated him to Arnold's Home Improvement, and the local contracting company will install the new roof on Veterans Day.

Toledo, OH - October 31, 2016

One local man and his family is receiving an extra-large thank you on Veterans Day – a new, free roof.

Local Korean War veteran Wayne McGee’s family nominated him to Arnold's Home Improvement, and the local contracting company will install the new roof on Veterans Day.

As a way to show gratitude to the veterans and the soldiers who tirelessly serve our country and the families who support them, Owens Corning™ Roofing and its network of independent Platinum Preferred Contractors, along with support from the Owens Corning Foundation, developed the Roof Deployment Project earlier this year. Owens Corning will donate the materials and Arnold's will donate the labor.

This is the 19th free roof Owens Corning has provided to military families across the country since April, including builds in Texas, Florida, California, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Idaho, Colorado, Oregon, New Mexico and New York.

“Owens Corning is truly proud to give back to Mr. McGee, and his family through the Roof Deployment Project,” said Bill Mabry, Contractor Network Leader, Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt. “The sacrifices our Veterans have made for our freedoms are beyond what most of us can imagine. Being able to give something back, and partner with a company like Arnolds, is another way we are all saying thank you.”

“Mr. McGee was part of a fight to protect our freedom,” said Jason Arnold, owner of Arnold's Home Improvement. “Our company and Owens Corning both do a lot in our community to give back. We’re proud to work together on a day like this to make sure a deserving family has the safety and security of a quality roof over their heads.”

McGee was drafted into the United States Army in 1950. He did construction work, was a combat engineer and served as a demolition expert. He served with the 485th Combat Engineer Battalion, in occupied Germany. After the war, he worked and retired from Aklin Stamping after 29 years.

McGee’s home will also receive new gutters thanks to donations from Top Notch Gutters and ABC Supply.

Through the Roof Deployment Project, Owens Corning Roofing and its network of independent Platinum Preferred Contractors aim to lessen the stressors that can weigh hard on military families’ daily lives. With help from Arnold's and Support Our Troops®, a 501(c) (3) public purpose charity, McGee was selected.

For more information on the Roof Deployment Project, or to learn more about how you can get involved, visit RoofDeploymentProject.com.

About Arnold's Home Improvement

In business since 1990, Arnold's Home Improvement is your local family owned roofing and remodeling contractor serving Greater Toledo. We specialize in roof repair and replacement, bathroom remodeling - including our One-Day Bath remodeling services, siding, windows, and much more. No matter how complicated your request might seem, we have the tools and techniques required to ensure a successful result.

We built our company on the premise that great customer service is key, and we continue to uphold our core values of honesty and integrity with each new project our remodeling contractors take on. This relentless dedication to client satisfaction has earned us numerous accolades throughout the years, including the prestigious Torch Award, which the Northwest Ohio Better Business Bureau gives to ethical companies that display truthful advertising and transparent practices. In addition, Arnold's Home Improvement earned the title of Remodeler of the Year from the Home Builders Association of Toledo for three consecutive years. There's no better local option for your roofing and remodeling needs! We look forward to donating several projects on a yearly basis to families in need in our community. For more information, please visit www.arnoldshomeimprovement.com

About Owens Corning

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) develops, manufactures and markets insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale, the company’s market-leading businesses use their deep expertise in materials, manufacturing and building science to develop products and systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and residential buildings. Through its glass reinforcements business, the company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger and more durable. Ultimately, Owens Corning people and products make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning posted 2015 sales of $5.4 billion and employs about 16,000 people in 25 countries. It has been a Fortune 500® company for 62 consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com .

About Support Our Troops®

Support Our Troops® provides simple constructive ways for citizens and community minded businesses to show their patriotism and appreciation for those who sacrifice so much to protect our country, our homes, our families, and our American way of life. Support Our Troops is a registered trademark licensed through SupportOurTroops.org. The official SupportOurTroops.org website is a nationwide platform for individuals, organizations, businesses and non-profits to bolster America’s troops and their families in a multitude of ways. It is a moral covenant with those who serve to protect us and our families. 

About Roof Deployment Project

The Roof Deployment Project is an initiative by Owens Corning and its Platinum Preferred Contractors to identify, honor and help protect deserving military families by installing new roofs. For more information on the Roof Deployment Project, visit RoofDeploymentProject.com 


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