Carrington House Project Updates

June 13, 2017

The team at Carrington House has been hard at work, and we’re happy to share some news with you. In May, we hosted a housewarming for U.S. Army Master Sgt. David Glenn and his family in celebration of their recently completed custom home near Fort Bragg, NC. The Glenn family home marks our 18th completed home for a wounded Veteran in need of special housing.

As Brandon Nicolas, Vice President, Carrington Development Company, shared with us, the housewarming was a moving event that connected the Glenn family with the contractors, companies and community members who made the Glenn family home come together.

“We are committed to supporting our military heroes and the sacrifices they have made for us,” said Brandon. “It is an honor to help carry out CCF’s mission of taking care of our wounded military Veterans who have returned from service, and giving them a home they can call their own.”

The Glenn home was built with many custom features, including wider doors and hallways to allow for wheelchair access, accessible bathrooms with five-foot turnarounds and sinks that allow for wheelchair access, zero-threshold showers and benches, and custom home automations like security systems, cameras, lighting and more.

Master Sgt. Glenn couldn’t be more pleased. "We love our new home,” he said. “The Carrington Charitable Foundation and this home have changed my life and my family’s, and we are very grateful for their support. For the first time since my injury, I am independent and can fully participate at home and with my family. This would not be possible without the kindness and generosity of the Carrington Charitable Foundation.”

But that’s not all Carrington House has up its sleeves. We’re happy to announce that the home project for U.S. Army Master Sgt. Bobby Farmer was completed in April in Dripping Springs, TX. The remodeling project included a master bathroom remodel, outdoor kitchen, laundry room, back-up generator, drainage around the home, trench drain and fencing.

Meanwhile, renovations to U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jason Pepper’s home in San Antonio, TX, are currently in progress. With this project, the Peppers will be getting a back-up generator, a complete remodel of his master bathroom, new flooring throughout the second floor, a reconfiguration of his laundry room, a new dumb waiter and backyard drainage.

And we have news on the Jesse Clingman project as well. We’ve purchased a home for renovation, which will include adding two bedrooms and a bathroom, remodeling the master bathroom and kitchen, and building a new two-car garage and workshop for U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Clingman.

We look forward to sharing more housing updates as soon as we can. Thanks again to everyone who supports these brave heroes. We can’t wait to give them a wonderful home to call their own.

The Glenn home is the 18th home built through CCF’s signature program, Carrington House.

Custom features in the Glenn home include wider doorways and hallways to allow for wheelchair access throughout the home, which did not exist in the previous home; bathrooms with five-foot turnarounds and sinks that allow wheelchair access directly below the basins − and much, much more.

Shelly Lawrence, Executive Director of Community Relations, Carrington Charitable Foundation, joined Carrington Associates and executives to welcome the Glenn family into their new home at a housewarming event in May.