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Delivery Day

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Tomorrow is the big day for framing Carol’s Home! Today all of the materials were delivered. Take a look! Channel 5 and the Post and Courier have both already set up interviews for Tomorrow and other news crews are expected. Stop by the 1-day framing extravaganza anytime tomorrow. Three framing crews will work all day to get the job done. Thank you again to all of the companies and individuals who made this day possible for the Armstrong family.


Thursday is the BIG DAY! Join us!

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Join us on Thursday as we FRAME UP “Carol’s Home”

Monday, July 21, 2008 – A dream that has been long in the making will come to fruition this Thursday, when more than 30 volunteers will come together to build the walls for Carol’s Home. The framing on this local version of an Extreme Home Makeover is a one-day deal and workers will be hammering from sun up to sun down to make this dream come true for Carol Armstrong and her family.

Please join us anytime on Thursday, July 24, 2008 at the house site (704 Tierra Loop in the Hidden Hills subdivision) in the Knightsville section of Summerville. “Carol’s Home” is a heartfelt project organized by the Charleston Trident Home Builders Association, which heard about Carol being attacked by a stranger and decided to help by building her a brand new, handicap-accessible home. 

In 2002, Carol Armstrong was brutally attacked by a stranger as she was locking up a medical building she had just finished cleaning.  The man stole her purse and her car and left her for dead.  Carol survived the attack and a stroke that followed.  The attack left her confined to a wheelchair and partially blind. In her current home, Carol is dependent on her husband and two young sons to move from room to room, as her wheelchair cannot make it through doorways. In the new home that members of the Charleston Trident Home Builders Association are building, Carol will have the freedom to cook, paint and go about her daily life without asking for assistance.

To read more about the “Carol’s Home” project visit:  

Carol’s Home Featured on Lowcountry Live TV Show

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We are continuing to educate the public about the Carol’s Home Project. Click below to see the appearance featuring myself and Dennis Coblentz of Coblentz Construction. Dennis joined forces with Tom Hendricks over at Concrete on Demand to get the foundation laid for Carol’s Home. We are very thankful to both of these fine gentlemen for their very generous donation.

You might need to have quicktime installed to view this clip: Low Country Live 07-08-08

Foundation pouring (Updated)

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Thank you Concrete on Demand for the concrete and Dennis Coblentz Construction for the work they did on the foundation. I think I heard the number of 70 yards of concrete were used.

The concrete is being poured this morning by Concrete on Demand for
those that want to view it click on the Webcam link.

(Update) There was a problem with the website this morning where the links were removed. I have fixed them and now the Webcam link is back. Here are some photos from some of the work so far:

Friday Update

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Concrete, Cabinets, Countertops and a Camera


In the past few weeks, Carol and James Armstrong have been visiting the businesses of several CTHBA members who are donating products and service. Most recently, I joined the family for a trip to MVP Natural Stone on Daniel Island where they picked out their beautiful new granite kitchen countertops. They chose the Verde Naturale Benissimo, which you can see on the Carol’s Home blog at The granite is going to work nicely with the cabinets provided by Welcom. You can see the kitchen layout online as well.

We can’t thank Tom at Concrete on Demand and Dennis at Dennis Coblentz Construction and their crews enough for their massive concrete donation. It’s been so much fun to watch it all happen on our new webcam. Make sure to check out the house construction live on our web blog at Our needs list is also posted online and includes boxes of nails, exterior and interior doors and interior trim. Please contact me at 572-1414 if you can help.

There are some people who are the brains, brawn and heart behind this project and I would just like to say that we appreciate our core team of Jordy Tupper of G. Tupper III Construction, Steve Kendrick of Structures Building Company and Georgia Toney of BuilderPlanWorks. They have given so much time to this project and it has not gone unnoticed.





Benissimo Granite Countertops

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Today we took a trip to MVP Natural Stone on Daniel Island to pick out the granite countertops for the kitchen. MVP’s President, Mark James was so helpful as Carol and James looked for the right color to match the cabinets. Take a look at their choice.. verde naturale.

Carol on Lowcountry Live, June 17th

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Here is the link to last weeks appearance of Cameron Powell (Schumacher Homes) and Carol Armstrong on Lowcountry Live. You will need quicktime or an mpeg4 video viewer:

Lowcountry Live, June 17th Video

Friday Update

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This week we appeared on Channel 4’s “Lowcountry Live” to talk about Carol’s Home. Carol and Cameron Powell from Schumacher Homes (our framer) did a great job telling the viewers about the project. We had one donation come in after the show and are hopeful that others will follow. We have another appearance next Tuesday, same time.. same place. At the site this week, we saw the plumber Jerry Vetter of Southway Plumbing out there working hard to get all of the pipes in the ground before the foundation is laid. He is just about done and we should see the concrete trucks in just a few days. Have a great weekend!

Kitchen Layout

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Here is a sneek peak of what the Armstrongs’ kitchen will look like. Thank you to Welcom Cabinets and Whirlpool for providing a kitchen that Carol has full-access in.


Friday Update

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The big development this week is that we have the webcam up and running. A huge thank you to James Armstrong for making that happen. Yesterday, the Home Builders Association met with our site supervisor Jordy Tupper, building advisor Steve Kendrick and house designer, Georgia Toney to discuss upcoming details for the project. We now have the materials onsite that are needed to get the concrete foundation poured. The foundation should be set sometime next week. Some of the items we still need help with are: nails for framing (lots of them) and exterior doors and windows. We did pick up a garage door and electric opener this week from our member, Southeastern Garage Doors.

We have also booked apperances for every other week on Channel 4’s “Lowcountry Live”. Each time we have appeared so far, we have received at least $1,000 in donations. So, this should be good for publicity.