Rod Caulkins, owner of Caulkins Construction, served as pro bono general contractor on Bring Corporal Himan Home.
Groundbreaking Feb 3, 2011 | Completion March 29th, 2011 | Homecoming April 2nd, 2011
The Joshua Himan story is a compelling story which had one mission:
Create a home where Josh could live comfortably. Get Josh Home!
On the last day of Josh’s deployment to Afghanistan, 25 year old Lance Corporal Joshua Himan was paralyzed from the chest down by a detonated IED (Improvised Explosive Device). Josh’s parents lived in an 1,800 square foot, multi-level home that was no longer conducive to Josh’s life who now needed special accommodations.
Caulkins Construction was asked to manage the construction effort to create a home where Josh could live and move around and interact with his family and friends. A small gift from the heart expands to include managing over 125 local organizations
into one large, united cause – bring Josh home!
During three months, I donated 833 hours of time to serve as the pro-bono general contractor. This experience changed my life. There is so much goodness in our community and I saw that each day when more and more companies and volunteers would ask, “What can I do” and “How can we help?”
The satisfaction of leading this group of 125 organizations and countless individuals working together to fulfill the mission is indescribable.
I am honored to consider myself one of many brothers in arms banded together toward a great cause – supporting those who make the greatest sacrifices on our behalf. This experience will be with me forever.