Many, Many Thanks! Contributors to the Veterans Home Giveaway

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The primary partners in this endeavor are the Fairway Foundation of Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp, the Long Island Board of Realtors (LIBOR), the Interior Design Society of LI (IDS LI), and the NYC/Long island Chapter of the National Association of Remodeling Industries (NYC/LI NARI).  Go to their websites. Check out their Facebook pages. In doing so, you can find out about what they do for a living and for giving. This is huge to them, but it’s not the only thing!

A handful of the folks who made the Fairway Home happen. They spent a lot of time talking about others they are grateful for and wished were also there.

You can see what they had to say to us about the project here. The story got a lot of coverage, including a feature on the CBS Evening News. The core team offers many grateful thanks to so many who in one way or another helped them purchase and transform this house into a beautiful home for veteran Kevin Palacios, who did two tours in Afghanistan, was wounded by IEDs on multiple occasions and now has as his top priority being a good father to his young son.

Donations of Products and Services
Demolition of kitchen and bathrooms – Probst Construction – John Probst
Riverhead Building Supply – Sheetrock
Speonk Lumber – base and door molding
Fairway Foundation – Doors – Steve Probst
Installation of bathrooms, doors, sheetrock, moldings –
LI members – Laurence Carolan & staff,
John Hogan.  Jason Braithwaite, Eric Vogel,
Dean Camastro
Kitchen to Mud room entry construction – Dean Camastro
Basement Restoration – Bulovas Restoration – Rory
Dumpster Supply – Maggio Environmental Services
Brick Stairs and Retaining Wall – Farmingville Masonry Supply – Tony Melo

Coastal Cabinet Works – kitchen cabinets – Ricky & Karen Young
Installation of kitchen cabinets – Dean Camastro, Eric Vogel, Jason Braithwaite
Cabinet Hardware – Hardware for kitchen cabinets, bedroom,
media cabinet and all doors – Kolson Korenge Hardware- Dale Landy
Installation of cabinet and door hardware – Dean Camastro
Media cabinets – Nava Slavin
Painting of media cabinets – Debbie Viola
Renovation of cabinets for media – Joe Calise & PIF committee
Stone Top for media cabinet – Farmingville Masonry Supply – Tony Melo
Quartz Stone Countertop for Kitchen – Cambria Stone – Wendy Brady
Installation of kitchen countertop – North East Quartz
Vanities – both bathrooms – Merri Interiors – Meredith Weiss
Vanity stone tops – All Island Stone
Installation of vanities – Dean Camastro

Kitchen appliances – Plessers Appliance – Jason Braithwaite
TV – Hampton Appliance – Frank Ingraldi
Installation of appliances – Jason Braithwaite, Eric Vogel
Installation of TV — Sights-N-Sounds/Joe Calise

Gabe Lissy, Electrician – installation of lighting fixtures, new
wiring, replace panel box, recessed lighting.
Revco electric – wiring supplies, recessed lights
Rons East End Electric – supplies & staff
Elements at Home – Lamps, etc. – Brian Kellenberg
Elegance Lighting – ceiling fans vanity light, bath fans – Harry Caldera
Lighting Gallery – Pendant Lights – kitchen peninsula – Michael Lichtenstein
Continental Lighting – ceiling fan, semi flush fixture – Stephen
Hafele – Under Cabinet Lighting – Michael Reichert

Dynomite Floors – refinishing wood floors – Mike DeRasmo
Karndeen – Vinyl flooring for kitchen & mud room – Daryl Pines
Designers North & Pro Source
Installation of Kitchen sub floor – Dean Camastro
Installation of kitchen & mud room vinyl floor – John Hogan,
Tony LaBarbera
Rugs – Area rugs for living room, master bedroom, blue bedroom –
Designer Rugs & Carpet by Peykar – Robert Hakimi
Area Rug for green bedroom – Harry Katz Carpet One – Cindy Sigadel
Area Rug – Bonnie Reich & Sheree Jeanes

Living Room Etagere, two bedroom dressers – Designs by Peggy Peggy Guerrin
Sofa, cocktail table, ottoman for living room – The Robert Allen
Duralee Group – Nina Belczynski
Dining Table – East End Interiors – Sal Campitiello
Dining Room Chairs – Rich Designs, Lisa Aiello D. Manicone Designs – Dee Manicone
End Tables, Accent Chairs – Elements at Home – Brian Kellenberg
Dining Room Console – base – Elements at Home, Glass
Top – Merrick Glass – Bob
Master Bedroom Furniture – Dressers & Nightstands – All County Millwork – Terry Gagliardo
Delivery of furniture – Living Room – Corporate Transport – Bill
Delivery of Master Bedroom furniture – Transolutions – Tom
Kitchen Banquette – Wood supplied – Designs by Peggy, Peggy
Guerrin & Ruth S. Interiors, Ruth Seidenberg
Kitchen Banquette – Construction – JG Construction – John Gardner
Chair reupholstery & banquette cushion – Creative Upholstery –Ralph DeLella
Headboards – Fabrics – Kravet Fabrics – Ellen Kravet
Headboard construction & supplies: wood – Symmetry Closets –Bonnie Reich,
Batting – D.Manicone Design – Dee Manicone
Fabrication – PIF committee team
Designers Workroom, Sadie Dunbar
Corner Cabinet – green bedroom – Kathy & Barry Gluckin
Mattresses – Queen & twin set – Frank & Marianne Matera
Twin Set – Harry Katz Carpet One – Cindy Sigadel
Bedding – blue bedroom – Designs by Peggy – Peggy Guerrin
Master & green bedroom – IDS/Long Island
Outdoor Table & Chairs – Rich Designs, Lisa Aiello Out of the Box Outdoor Furniture
Security System Sights n Sounds – Joe Calise

Sherwin Williams Paints – Nikki Parnell
Painting – all interior painting – Pic Painting – Louie Picarella

Tile for both bathrooms – Cancos Tile – Bernadette Valva White, Neil Swenning,
Tile Installation – Hall Bath – Tony LaBarbera, Global Ceramic Tile, John Hogan
Tile Installation – Master Bath – Tile to Perfection – Joey DiPasquale

Fixtures – Shower Body, Tub Set, Faucets for kitchen &
Baths – Hansgrohe – Dean Camastro
Toilets, Sinks, Tub, baseboard covers – Utica Plumbing – Josh Brandner
Installation of toilets, tub, shower body, faucets – Dean Camastro and Chris Attard
Repair – baseboard & service burner – PJ Bruno plumbing
Recondition Air Conditioning System – Jen-Air HVAC

Blinds for all windows – Wendy Interiors, Wendy Lepkoff and
Benco Construction, Pat Bentivegna , NARI
Installation of Blinds & Cornices – Sal Palmeri
Fabrication of Cornices – Designers Workroom, Sadie Dunbar
Fabric for Cornices – Kravet Fabrics
Drapery – Living room, dining room, master bedroom – fabrics
Kravet Fabrics
Drapery Fabrication and installation – living room & dining room –
Eclectic Window Fashions – Nora Milheron
Drapery Fabrication – Master Bedroom – On Beyond Windows –
Gina Dellaciasa
Drapery Installation – Master Bedroom – Joe Calise
Drapery Hardware – living, dining and master bedrooms –
Van Wyck Hardware – Lisa Messina

Closet systems for all closets – Symmetry closets – Bonnie Reich
Art & Accessories
Artwork – Nancy Ganzekaufer
Framing – Sidewalk Alley Art Gallery – Jane
Artwork – La Mantia Gallery – James La Mantia
Debbie Viola, Art & Finishes by Debbie Viola
Accessories – Nancy Ganzekaufer, Elements at Home,
Interiors by Dafna – Mirror – Dafna Adler
Wall Sconces – Christine Conte Interiors
Isabel Interiors – Mirror, Counter stools
IDS/Long Island – Mud room accessories
Cornhole Game – Design & Construction – Ken Denninger
Gift Baskets – Denis & Rosemarie Conway

Power Wash of house – Pic Painting, Louie Picarella
Old Town Landscaping – planting & clean up
BB&GG Nursery – Shrubs
DeLea Sod Farms – mulch & seed
Farmingville Masonry – Bluestone Steps & Border – Tony Melo
Irrigation System – Get It Wet with Brookhaven Irrigation
Dumpster supplied – Maggio Environmental Services
Removal of window and siding repair – Probst Construction – John Probst
Use of sound system for presentation – Lets Think On It
Donor List Sign – Signwave – Dan Simon

Other details:
Selection, Scheduling, Coordination, Pick up, Deliveries, and various installations – PIF Committee members, IDS/LI
Dee Manicone, Lisa Aiello, Isabel Melo, Peggy Guerrin,
Ruth Seidenberg, Mary Nolte, Dafna Adler, Sandra Asdourian,
Dean Camastro, Joe Calise

Kevin Palacios, center, with his parents in his new home.