Building Dreams For Marines

Building Dreams For Marines

Building Dreams for Marines has been established to assist Marines who have honorably served and have a physically-limiting condition, with life-enhancing modifications to their homes.  For our brave men and women who have lost some aspect of their mobility, Building Dreams for Marines steps in to provide no-cost planning, designing and building services.

Building Dreams for Marines servers any marine veteran with a physically limiting condition and who has served honorably may apply. We are currently accepting applications from NH-based veterans.


BDFM Build 1 Marine Chuck Donnelly

PROJECT #1: CORPORAL CHUCK DONNELLY

Name: Corporal Chuck Donnelly

Location: Merrimack, NH

Project Details: Kitchen/2 Bathrooms

Completed: 2012

Project Partners: KCL Homes - Meridian Construction, MASI Plumbing, Longchamps Electric, Kelleher Kitchens & Designs, Odyssey Tile & Stone

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BDFM Build 2 Marine Richard Byron

PROJECT #2: SERGEANT RICHARD BYRON

Name: Sergeant Richard Byron

Location: Hudson, NH

Project Details: Bathroom

Completed: 2012

Project Partners: CYR Lumber

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BDFM Build 3 Marine Corporal Andrew Johnson

PROJECT #3: CORPORAL ANDREW JOHNSON

Name: Corporal Andrew Johnson

Location: Nashua, NH

Cost: $17,000

Project Details: Bathroom/Stair Chair

Completed: 2013

Project Partners: KCL Homes, MASI Plumbing, Odyssey Tile & Stone

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BDFM Build 4 Staff Sergeant Dan Strong

PROJECT #4: STAFF SERGEANT DAN STRONG

Name: Staff Sergeant Dan Strong

Location: Exeter, NH

Cost: $9,500

Project Details: Bathroom/Laundry

Completed: 2014

Project Partners: Whitewater Mountain Design and Development LLC, Able Design and Drywall, Messinas Flooring, Palmer Sicard, Artisan Electrical Contractors, Slater’s Remodeling & Construction

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BDFM Build 5 Gunnery Sgt. Bernie Ruchin

PROJECT #5: GUNNERY SERGEANT BERNIE RUCHIN

Name: Gunnery Sergeant Bernie Ruchin

Location: Bedford, NH

Cost: $20,500

Project Details: Bathroom/Hand Rails

Completed: 2014

Project Partners: Cobb Hill Construction

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BDFM Build 6 Lance Corporal Peter Arroyo

PROJECT #6: LANCE CORPORAL PEDRO ARROYO

Name: Lance Corporal Pedro Arroyo

Location: Rochester, NH

Cost: $10,700

Project Details: Handicap Deck and Ramp

Completed: Summer 2014

Project Partners: Meridian Construction

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BDFM Build 7 Marine Corporal Paul Pratt

PROJECT #7: CORPORAL PAUL PRATT

Name: Corporal Paul Pratt

Location: Manchester, NH

Cost: $12,535

Project Details: Handicap Deck and Ramp

Completed: 2014

Project Partners: Slater’s Remodeling & Construction, All American Seamless Gutters

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BDFM Build 8 Marine Corporal Jerry LaFreniere

PROJECT #8: CORPORAL JERRY LAFRENIERE

Name: Corporal Jerry LaFreniere

Location: Strafford, NH

Project Details: Handicap-Accessible Bathroom

Completed: December 2014

Project Partners: Kittery Point Construction

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BDFM Build 9 Marine Corporal Eric Witherspoon

PROJECT #9: CORPORAL ERIC WITHERSPOON

Name: Corporal Eric Witherspoon

Location: Merrimack, NH

Project Details: Handicap-Accessible Bathroom

Completed: October 2015

Project Partners: Cyr Kitchen & Bath Home Design Center

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BDFM Build 10 Lt Colonel Charles Clough

PROJECT #10: Lt Colonel Charles Clough

Name: Lt Colonel Charles Clough

Location: Manchester, NH

Project Details: Repair and Restoration of Existing Patio Deck

Completed: June 2016

Project Partners: Homescapes of New England

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BDFM Build 11 SSGT Edward Denell

PROJECT #11: SSGT Edward Denell

Name: SSGT Edward Denell

Location: Milford, NH

Project Details: Repair and Rebuild Basement Stairs

Completed: June 2016

Project Partners: Belfor Property Restoration

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BDFM Build 12 LCPL Geoffrey Magoon

PROJECT #12: LCPL Geoffrey Magoon

Name: LCPL Geoffrey Magoon

Location: Penacook, NH

Project Details: Create a handicap accessible bathroom, enlarge door casings, move laundry to main living area

Completed: August 2016

Project Partners: Cobb Hill Construction

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Project #13 CPL. Anthony J. Romano, Jr.

PROJECT #13: Cpl. Anthony J Romano, Jr.

Name: Cpl. Anthony J Romano, Jr.

Location: Manchester, NH

Project Details: Renovating front entrance with new stairs, and raising existing porch to be in alignment with kitchen floor. BDFM also provided a new pressure treated deck in order to navigate wheelchair in and out of his home. BDFM worked with the Veteran's Administration to obtain a new electronic lift/elevator for Cpl. Romano's wheelchair.

Completed: Currently Ongoing Summer 2017

Project Partners: Community House Calls

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Project #14 Sgt. Ron Albert

PROJECT #14: Sgt. Ron Albert

Name: Sgt. Ron Albert

Location: Epsom, NH

Project Details: Enlarge the home's front entrance making it handicap accessible. Install handicap accessible shower.

Completed: June 2017

Project Partners: E5 Builders

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If you are interested in volunteering or applying please contact Building Dreams for Marines
P.O. Box 1704
Nashua, NH 03061

800-858-6613

info@bdfm.org

www.buildingdreamsformarines.com