Thomas Construction Comes to the Rescue of a Roofing Disaster

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Relief arrives in the form of a new Thomas Construction roof for Ashley Patterson of Collinsville, MO who fell victim to a roofing scam in 2009.

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It really touches my heart, because they didn't have to do this.

In 2009, Ashley Patterson hired an independent contractor to replace the roof on her Collinsville home, paying $5,000 upfront. A year later, the Collinsville Police Department issued Patterson two citations for ordinance violations related to the condition of her nearly brand new roof.

As a single mother of three children, ages 5, 4, and 3 months, Patterson didn’t have the money to be picky about the appearance of her house, but never dreamed she would have to replace her roof again this soon. Not to mention, with what money? Doing the job correctly would actually cost twice what she paid before.

Sgt. Bill Berger of the Collinsville Police Department was concerned about Patterson’s dilemma, but didn’t know how to help. That is, until he came into contact with Doug Miles, Sales Manager at Thomas Construction located in Bridgeton, MO.

Thomas Construction has a history of providing free construction work to residents who are truly in need, and Ashley Patterson was no exception. According to Miles, Thomas Construction does a few of these jobs every so often. Miles continues, these jobs are a way to give back to the community. After driving to Collinsville, MO and looking at the property himself, Miles went to the President of Thomas Construction, Steve Townzen. Townzen agreed that his company would replace Patterson’s roof at no cost.

And so, Thomas Construction immediately began building Patterson a new roof. Patterson was enthusiastic to find out about Thomas Construction’s donation of time and money. She says, “It really touches my heart, because they didn’t have to do this.” The roof they are building her would normally cost about $11,000, and is estimated to last about 30 years. Thomas Constructions’ suppliers donated the materials, and the company sent four men to handle the job, all of which feel fortunate they were a part of the experience.

ABOUT THOMAS CONSTRUCTION:
The Thomas Construction name has been synonymous in the St. Louis area with more than 50,000 satisfied homeowners for over 35 years. Utilizing the best products, materials, and workmanship in the industry, Thomas Construction not only enhances the beauty and comfort of your home with THV Compozit Windows and Doors systems, but also offers home improvements such as kitchen and bath remodeling, acrylic tub liners, maintenance-free vinyl siding, custom-designed decks, glass and screen sunrooms, vinyl and steel fencing ,and roofing. Thomas Construction completes more remodeling projects annually in the St. Louis/Metro East area than any other home improvement company in Missouri and Illinois. Thomas Construction is a division of THV Holdings LLC and True Home Value, Inc.

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