When Corporal Aaron Bono arrived home from work in the middle of the day, he didn’t expect to see roofers on his house. But that’s what he found when he and his service dog Max arrived in response to calls from his neighbors. Shamrock Roofing and Construction workers were there, tearing off Cpl. Bono’s old roof and replacing it with a brand new one.
A New Roof for a Deserving Veteran
Cpl. Bono was nominated for his new roof by F.I.S.H. (Friends in Service of Heroes), an organization created to honor those who have served their country and sacrificed so that others may enjoy freedom. The organization focuses on helping veterans and their families maintain their independence and improve their quality of life. Paul Chapa, a F.I.S.H. representative who was onsite for the big day, says they’ve known about Aaron’s roof leaking for the past two years. In a conversation with friend Garen Armstrong, operations manager of Shamrock Roofing and creator of the Roofs 4 Heroes program, the two decided that Cpl. Bono was the kind of person who deserved a new roof. They agreed on the spot to make it happen.
Cpl. Bono is a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. He served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. After sustaining combat-related injuries, Cpl. Bono was discharged and now lives in Kansas City, working hard to make a new life for himself and his family.
Says Cpl. Bono, “I got a call from a couple of neighbors that something was going on at my house. I only work 12 minutes away, so I decided to take an early lunch and come see what was going on. My anxiety was through the roof driving home from work. But it’s a blessing. I thank everyone at Shamrock for what they’re doing. I feel blessed about it.”
Roofs for Heroes
Every quarter, Shamrock Roofing gives away a new roof to a deserving military veteran or first responder. Recently Garen Armstrong added emergency medical personnel to the pool of those eligible for nomination. With the current COVID-19 crisis at hand, these critical folks are doing their best to keep the people of Kansas City safe and healthy. They fall logically under the umbrella of those who serve.
Call Shamrock Roofing for All Your Roofing Needs
For premier roofing in Kansas City, there’s no better company than Shamrock Roofing and Construction. We provide both residential and commercial roofing services throughout the Kansas City metro area. We handle anything from a basic roof inspection to a complete roof replacement – and everything in between! If you want to work with some of the most experienced roofers in the Kansas City area, give us a call. Or you can contact us through our website for more information about our services and our Roofs 4 Heroes program.