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Eastwood Homes’ Richmond Division Donates Ramp to Local Veteran

October 25, 2016

RICHMOND, VA- September 30, 2016 The Richmond Division of Eastwood Homes is pleased to support a local Petersburg veteran by donating a newly built ramp to improve mobility. Last month, Channel 12 On Your Side featured 74-year-old widow and Army veteran, Rowena Carter, reporting on her battle to leave her own home each day. Due to poor leg circulation and an injured knee, Carter struggled to walk up and down her own porch steps. Her fellow veterans in the Richmond-area called 12 On Your Side to share her struggles with the community and request help on her behalf.  The Richmond team of Eastwood Homes caught wind of the request and jumped at the opportunity to support the Petersburg veteran.

Spen Custis, Operations Manager for the Richmond Division of Eastwood Homes, commented “The moment I heard Rowena’s story, I knew my team would be well-equipped to help. As an army vet, Rowena has done so much for our country; it was time for someone to return the favor for a fellow neighbor.  It’s an honor to work for a company that supports our interest in helping the community.”

After skillful planning, the Eastwood Homes’ builder team led by Construction Manager, Mike Coyle constructed a stable ramp that stretched from Rowena’s entry door to the sidewalk in front of her home.  Carter excitedly watched every step of the building process and stated, “They put a lot of thought into designing it, so it was safe for me and they were excited to do that for me. That’s what blew my mind; they wanted to do this for me.”

Founded by Joseph K. Stewart in 1977, Eastwood Homes is a privately held residential builder with a consistent track record of industry success. The company operates in Charlotte, Raleigh, and the Greensboro Area of North Carolina and Greenville and Charleston, SC. In 2013, Eastwood Homes opened its 6th division in Richmond, VA., and continues to ensure that every home is Built with Care. Joe and his son and business partner, Clark Stewart, are proud to share the story of their Richmond team and Carter. Clark Stewart commented “It’s always been our mission to build homes of exceptional value and outstanding craftsmanship while making a difference in the lives of those purchasing an Eastwood home.  Affecting the lives of those in the broader community is an added bonus and is one I’m thrilled to support. I feel a great sense of pride knowing our Richmond division jumped at this opportunity.”

Eastwood Homes builds in 7 Richmond-area communities including Harpers Mill, Patriots Landing, Watermark, Cascade Creek, Castleton, Ramblewood Forest, and Fox Creek and offers versatile townhomes plus ranch, master-down, two-and-three story plans from the $200’s-$400’s!


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