CertaPro Painters Donate Their Time and Service to Help Paint Disabled Veteran's Oswego Home

Some of Chicagoland's CertaPro Painters team pictured with the Kerrigan Family and Beth Lavin.
Some of Chicagoland's CertaPro Painters team pictured with the Kerrigan Family and Beth Lavin.

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 and service.

“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 continuing recovery.”
For more information please contact CertaPro Painters: 800-462-3782 or jrodriguez@certapro.com. 


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