You may not know this, but Odell Painting is a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). And as members we have had the privilege of chairing the Bucks-Mont chapter’s Community Service Committee for the past two years. So we were thrilled to partner with No Roof Left Behind (NRLB), a national program that enlists the generosity of contractors, county by county, to help homeowners who’ve fallen on hard times literally keep a roof over their heads. In our case, in Bucks County, the participating roofer is Eiseman Construction; and the homeowners in need? Well, it turned out a little differently than usual.

First, let me tell you how NRLB works:

Step 1: Nominators upload information about the homeowner and the house.

Step 2: Volunteers review nominees; then select finalists.

Step 3: It’s put to a pubic vote; in our case, it was on Facebook.

Step 4: The winner is selected.

Step 5: The community comes out and, well, puts on a new roof.


So here’s where our new roof became…two. There was a clear winner, which is where Eiseman will be working sometime later this month on their own project. There were also two other nominees whose stories – and massive voting results – couldn’t be ignored. That’s where we on the Community Service Committee came in.

nari-2While GAF was gracious enough to help us out with materials and Eiseman the roofer, many contractors and craftspeople in our NARI chapter donated their time and materials on NARI’s two service days: March 22 and May 31. Nature was kind enough to give us two beautiful days to help our neighbors in Warminster and Point Pleasant.

Here’s the roll call of our supporters and participants (pictured at the top of the post):

Melissa and Phil Eiseman from Eiseman Roofing, GAF…and the NARI team: Joe Billingham (Billingham Built), Tom Bruning (Opdyke Lumber), Steve Kalevich (Neighborhood Builders), Ed Randzo and Ben (S.A. Morris and Co), Laura Hawley (Ambiance Design), Mark Glidden (Stone + Glidden), Beth Farquharson (BF Interior Design Studio), Nick Lauro (Lauro Wallcovering), Steve Rush (Sovereign Construction Services), Joe Ryglicki (Wehrung’s Home Center), John and Kristy Young (Thrivent Financial), Kyle and Nicole Adamcyzk and Mike Stanwick (K & M Home Enhancements), Tom Hawks and Earl (Total Home Solutions), Pam Kofsky from (Elegant Interior Designs), Brian Drumm (Drumm Design Remodel), Jamey Weisberg (J. Weisberg Custom Builders), and Ryan Rosenbaum of Bucks Mont NARI.

Photos are by Mark Glidden and Carla Odell.