On Monday, February 24, Chicagoland CertaPro Painters franchisees donated their time and service in painting the interior of the home of local veteran and disabled Marine Patrick Kerrigan, his wife Clair and their one-year old son in Oswego, Ill.
Patrick, 26, served for four years in the U.S. Marine Corp. in Afghanistan before being struck by an IED in 2010. He has sustained traumatic brain injuries, major hearing loss, and PTSD, and since his return to the United States, he has devoted most of his time to his recovery, raising his son, and recently, enrolling in school full-time.
Beth Lavin, Patrick’s mother-in-law, reached out to CertaPro
Painters of Aurora-Oswego for their help in trying to paint one or two
rooms in the Kerrigan’s newly donated home. Local franchise owner
Jesse Rodriguez, himself a Navy veteran, along with his fellow Chicagoland
franchisees committed to completing the whole interior. Benjamin-Moore also
agreed to supply painting products for the project, given Patrick's experiences
“CertaPro went above and beyond,”
said Lavin. “I truly believe a great interior paint job is what makes a
house feel like a home. We have felt the warmth of the Oswego community, and it
is nice for Patrick to be acknowledged for his service. Now their family can
enjoy a warm and happy environment, and I believe this will benefit his
For more information please contact CertaPro Painters: 800-462-3782 or firstname.lastname@example.org.