Chermak Construction makes a difference at Rampathon

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Chermak Construction built a wheelchair ramp

Volunteers from Edmonds-based Chermak Construction, Inc. turned out to participate in Rampathon® 2017 on Saturday.

This year marks the 24th anniversary of this event sponsored by the Master Builders Care Foundation — the philanthropic arm of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties. Rampathon® brings together local construction companies and vendors to build wheelchair ramps for recipients in need.

Jon Elkins, Project Developer at Chermak Construction, Inc rallied fellow co-workers for this year's project.

Elkins says, “It’s a great opportunity to serve someone in our community. Nothing builds strong relationships more than working together to reach a goal.”

Team Chermak had the privilege of building a ramp for a 13-year-old boy named Charlie Levasseur, who lives in Edmonds. Charlie has cerebral palsy and primarily uses a wheel chair. To get in or out of the house he must leave his power chair in the garage while others help lift him over the obstacle of steps. Having a ramp will greatly enhance his independence.

Since 1993, more than 440 ramps have been built in King and Snohomish counties and $1.7 million of in-kind donations have been provided. Local volunteers from the home building and remodeling industry have taken time to create custom ramp designs and lay all the groundwork for each project. Because this is a one-day event, lots of pre-planning goes into each of the projects.

Special thanks to continued support from Dunn Lumber who supplied the materials for this project.


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