In honor of our commitment to helping our community and those in need, as well as the concurrence of National Roofing Week, we are excited to share the story of John Bachner, whose new roof we recently completed. The project was one that showed the philanthropic nature of our industry as TAM donated their skylights, MacArthur Co. provided materials at a considerably reduced rate, and a majority of the workers’ time and labor was provided free of charge.
A Blessing in the Midst of Tragedy
On September 5th, John Bachner suffered a nearly fatal accident when the truck he was riding blew a tire, struck a tree, and rolled off of I-90 about seven miles from Ellensburg. The incident ejected John from his vehicle and broke his shoulder blades, fractured every rib in his body and even broke the bones in his face. John is now paralyzed from the waist down and fights every day for the grace to walk again. Like a true Washingtonian, what broke John’s heart regarding the incident was losing his highly cherished Seahawks Super Bowl sweatshirt as they had to cut it off him to examine the aftermath of his crash. John received tremendous support from the 12’s during his long and ongoing recovery. Though his body was in shambles, his soul was strengthened by the love and support from fellow 12’s, a visit from Doug Baldwin and a phone call from Momma Lynch. “It’s amazing. It doesn’t matter who you are, if you are a 12, people will come and pick you up,” John said. In a heartfelt video documenting the details of his crash and the attempt to continue a fulfilling life, John comments that the crash brought him the blessing of being able to spend a much larger chunk of time with this family. The family is closer than ever and though the need for wheelchair accessible activities is restricting, they find many ways to be together, whether it be going to movies or attending church every Sunday.
A Restoration of the Mind, Body & Spirit
The journey to render his home completely wheelchair accessible and functional was one time and expense heavy. Our crew came in and attempted to lift John’s spirit through their hard work and prayer. For the roof project, we utilized the GAF Everguard® TPO 60ML Membrane System. We also incorporated 1/4” Dens-Deck and
installed new 3” Drop Scupper Drains with TPO Flange. Rigid ISO 6.2” Insulation was enacted over the living space and half the carport and an Acrylic Dome TPO Skylight was the last piece of the beautiful finished product. Our sales estimator, Joel, went to middle school and junior high with John and was so excited for the chance to facilitate his hard transition. “I want to be part of Johhny’s transformation of healing, of the mind, of the body, and most importantly, his spirit,” Joel expressed. We are so proud to have been a part of this project and John’s journey! We have been touched by seeing his path to recovery and the love and support received from neighbors, friends, and fellow 12’s. Here is to wishing John and his family a blessed and successful transition and restoration! Go Hawks!
Here at Chase Construction North West Inc., we are dedicated to professionally installed roofs and helping our neighbors and the greater community. We are so happy to have had the chance to help an old friend during a time of trauma and need! We have been blessed with the opportunity to enact beautiful roofs, and support our community and global missions in the process for over 13 years. We specialize in both residential and commercial roofing and would love to come take a look at your roof Puget Sound! We provide services in King County and Pierce County, along with major cities such as Seattle, Tacoma, Puyallup, Federal Way, Renton, Auburn, Des Moines and all of the surrounding cities. If you are in need of roofing, decking, waterproofing, or skylight installation services contact Chase Construction North West Inc. today at 253-445-8950 or fill out our free estimate form!
Check out the video of John Bachner’s roof getting transformed! Leave us a comment to let us know what you think, we’d love to hear from you!