Restoration and Remodeling owners donate services to Peace House

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling of the Upstate owners Dan Driscoll and Gordon McPhee will donate project management services as a corporate donor for renovation of The Peace House, a “home away from home” for patients and families undergoing intensive rehabilitation therapy.

Peace House project is a collaborative effort of the community and Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital, which is part of the Greenville Hospital System (GHS).

The Paul Davis team, in cooperation with GHS, will work with a variety of tradesmen, vendors, suppliers and volunteers, including Lowe’s employees from 14 area stores, to modify an existing structure on 1425 Augusta Street that was once a boarding house and was later converted to office space. The 3,500-square-foot home will provide living facilities for five to six families and will be equipped with bedrooms, handicap accessible restrooms, living room and dining room areas.

“Our goal is to provide a warm and caring environment for local and out-of-town families so they can be renewed to take on the next day– ­and to honorably give back to our service members for their contributions to our country,” said Driscoll. He said his interest was sparked by his son-in-law, Ryan, who serves in the military and was severely wounded in an accident while on duty in the states.

“Ryan has repeatedly told me that he would not have survived emotionally or physically without the constant companionship and assistance provided by his wife during his 16 surgeries and rehabilitation periods. We want to help people like Ryan through their own recoveries,” said Driscoll.

Driscoll said the value of the entire project, including gifts of cash and in-kind services plus labor and supplies from local tradesmen will exceed $150,000. Paul Davis is donating more than $35,000 with project management, labor and supplies.

“The support from our community business partners is critical to making The Peace House a reality for our patients and families at Roger C. Peace,” said RCP’s Elaine Phillips “That Dan Driscoll is an army veteran who has stepped up to manage the renovation project is an incredible show of support of our heroes returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who need rehabilitation services. The opportunity to give back to our returning young men and women has been taken on by many other businesses as well. Supporting The Peace House and caring for others only makes our community grow stronger. We are so grateful.”

Driscoll said that he understands the challenges, which loved ones, can face during rehab

“As a military veteran with a son-in-law in the service, and many friends currently deployed in the Middle East, I am especially moved by the plight of our soldiers who return home to face yet another battle with recovery from physical injuries,” said Driscoll.

Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling of the Upstate has an office at 1684 Old Hwy. 14 South.

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