Looking back, I can’t remember when A+ Insulation started working with Habitat for Humanity, I suppose that’s what sparked this post.
For those of you who don’t already know, my name is Mike O’Hara, I am the owner of A+ Insulation. Over the past several years A+ Insulation has had the privilege of helping build several Habit Houses right here in the Kansas City area. Today, I realized this tradition has become more of an honor each year.
I am pleased to announce A+ Insulation’s collaboration with the Kansas City National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and Habitat for Humanity to provide a home for a family in need.
Shawana, a mother of three, was living in a small apartment with her two daughters and her son. Her two daughters shared a tiny room and her son was often unhappy being surrounded by girls with hardly any privacy. To learn more about Shawana, click here.
This motivated, goal-driven family does something we all can learn from. They each have their own “Goal Board.” Shawana explains that at the end of each year, the family creates individual goals showing what they want to achieve and what they have accomplished throughout the year. In 2015, Shawana wanted to get a better-paying job and to move to a house that was more fit for her family. First, she earned a promotion at her current job, then Habitat for Humanity approved her family for a new home.
A+ insulation installed our highly beneficial closed spray foam to the exterior walls and to the rim joists to the three-story house in the Boston Heights and Mount Hope neighborhood of Kansas City. We also installed some batted insulation for soundproofing benefits.
“Home is a place where… it’s ours,” Shawana says. “We can build on it. We can build our relationship in it. We can build our personalities through it. It’s a place where my kids can become who they’re really destined to be.”
Our involvement with Habitat for Humanity is something I am truly proud of. It is an honor to be able to provide a safe, secure and insulated place that someone can call home.
For more information on A+ Insulation’s involvement with this project, or to see what services we can offer to your home, contact us today!