26th Dec, 2010

Fredericksburg TX Homes Builder Gives “Extreme Gift”

Local resident and builder of Fredericksburg TX and Hill Country homes, Richard Laughlin, recently discovered that special feeling one receives when giving their time and talent for a worthy cause.  Laughlin and his team of Hill Country home building specialists volunteered to assist in building a house for wounded warrior, SSGT Patrick Zeigler as part of a massive effort organized for the television program, “Extreme Makeover:  Home Edition”.

Zeigler, who has been twice deployed to Iraq, survived his tours of duty in the war relatively unscathed.  However, on Nov. 5, 2009 after coming home to Texas his life changed forever.  That was the day that a fellow soldier went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood.  The staff sergeant was one of 43 people shot in that attack on home soil, 13 died from their injuries.

Richard Laughlin is a nationally-recognized, award-winning builder of Fredericksburg TX and Hill Country homes.  Laughlin stated that he was amazed at how well organized the entire project proved to be.  Over 300 craftsmen and more than 1000 behind the scene volunteers accomplished the construction of a 2800 square foot home in 106 hours.  Laughlin observed that even in the wee hours of the morning over a 100 people were still working.  His men continued their efforts on the exterior of the house, even on the roof, while enduring winds of over 30 miles per hour and 26 degree temperature.

In the end, the experience was worth everything – the traveling, the cold weather, expenses incurred along the way, and the donation of time and skills.

For more information on Fredericksburg TX and Hill Country homes, please contact Dale E. Cook, MBA and owner of SAGE- Premium Texas Real Estate at (830) 992-0056 or go to the website at www.texashomesandinvestmentproperty.com.

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