NRCA member donates roof to Minnesota veteran

November 8, 2018

NRCA member Legacy Restoration LLC, Plymouth, Minn.; NRCA member Owens Corning, Toledo, Ohio; and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity recently teamed up to provide a roof for a Minnesota veteran through the Roof Deployment Project, according to

The Roof Deployment Project was launched in 2016 by Owens Corning to match its network of independent Platinum Preferred Contractors with military families throughout the U.S. to deliver and install a new roof free of charge.

Legacy Restoration gives away a roof every year to a needy veteran, and on Nov. 2, the company replaced the roof on the home of Minneapolis veteran Steve Ripp, who spent seven years serving in the Navy. The project included replacing shingles and adding ventilation.

"I'm getting my new roof and I'm very, very happy with it," Ripp said. "It was in bad shape."

Scott Mullins of Legacy Restoration said it is a small deed for someone who has done so much for others.

"Veterans and their families have contributed so significantly to our quality of life," Mullins said. "I think that what we're doing here is pretty insignificant compared to what they've done."

Ripp shared his appreciation for the help.

"Thank you, thank you a thousand times, but that's not even good enough," Ripp said. "I'm very, very grateful, very grateful that somebody's able to help me out with this."

View a video about the project.