Poughkeepsie, NY – May 2014 – Carter Bernhard, Hyde Park NY native that was diagnosed with spina bifida 20 weeks into his mothers’ pregnancy, is a little boy with huge spirit. When DBS Remodel saw the opportunity to help him out, we of course jumped at it. Who wouldn’t? We learned of his need for a ramp at his home to increase him and his family’s independence just a few months back through one of our lead project managers, Mike Whalen. When DBS contacted the family, they were more than glad to have us be a guest at their home, and welcomed the idea of a ramp for Carter! Carter’s father, Scott, even admitted to getting a bit misty eyed when offered, and was “impressed they were doing it all by hand!”
DBS began preliminary construction on April 26th, digging footings and cutting back the blacktop driveway to make room for end the ramp. Our employees have been donating their time thus far, as all participants are excited and eager to get this ramp up for Carter! The ramp will help the family tremendously, as every day Scott carries Carter (and his chair) up and down 4 stairs to get him in and out of the family’s home. Carter has been working on manual chair exercises diligently, in preparation! Even the Hyde Park Transportation System thanks DBS for all of their gracious efforts with providing such a wonderful family an answer to their prayers.
Scott says that DBS has “gone above and beyond the call of duty” and that they have been “very easy to work with”. The Bernhard family has been using the ramp and it’s made such a huge difference in their lives! We are so proud to have been able to help out such a wonderful family!
Founded in 1985, DBS Remodel is an award winning design / build residential remodeling company. Focusing his efforts on education, implementing systems and achieving success for his clientele, Brian has organized a team of professionals motivated to providing superior customer service and impeccable quality standards in material and workmanship. In response to the needs of busy homeowners throughout the Hudson Valley, DBS Remodel, Inc. offers design consultation, additions, renovations, kitchens, bathrooms, restorations, exterior renovations, and attractive outdoor living spaces including traditional porches and custom decking. From the pre-planning and design stage to the finishing touches, our friendly, competent staff is ready to fulfill all your remodeling dreams.
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