Greece, N.Y. – A local contractor is making sure a Greece man on a fixed income has a new roof over his head.
Eugene Spinning is a paraplegic who has had issues with contractors taking money to fix his roof – but not doing the work.
Enter John Hoagland, the owner of Trinity Home Renovations. When he heard about Spinning’s case, he went to GAF and Allied Building Projects for help in getting the job done for free.
Hoagland said Spinning was moved by the offer.
“He wanted to be able to help,” said Hoagland. “He has no money. He told me, ‘I have a $1,000 line at Home Depot that you can use to buy some shingles and some of the stuff you need to do, but that’s all I have in my name.’ It brought me to tears, and really brought him to tears when we told him, ‘No, we want to do your roof and we want to do it at no cost, and we want to do it to help you.”
“There’s a lot of homeowners, really, that get ripped off every now and then from unscrupulous contractors,” said Ralph Finizio, territory manager at GAF. “And John’s a great guy, and when I heard about this project, we definitely wanted to contribute.”
It was actually Spinning’s home care nurse that got the ball rolling on this project by contacting 13WHAM News.