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Archadeck of Harrisburg builds handicap ramp for Helping Hands

We at Archadeck love to hear about the projects that our franchisees build across the country, but we love the ones where our franchisees give back even more.

In March, the Helping Hands of the Builders Association of Metropolitan Harrisburg, their not-for-profit division, received a letter from the Miller family of Boiling Springs, PA. A family member of theirs had become ill with cancer and was having difficulty getting in and out of their home as she now used a walker or wheelchair to get around. To make it easier for the woman, Helping Hands decided to have a handicap ramp built off their porch.

Archadeck of Harrisburg owner, Mike Bowser, who designs and builds decks in Harrisburg and the surrounding areas, gladly donated his and his team’s time to install a larger, handicap accessible door on the porch and build the handicap ramp. “It’s nice to give back;” says Bowser “this family was very deserving and knowing that it’s now easier for Mrs. Miller to go in and out of her home is wonderful. We are thrilled to have been a part of this build.”

Helping Hands is part of the Builders Association of Metropolitan Harrisburg. They frequently work with the local Habitat for Humanity and Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP), “Helping hands is a great way for the builders association members to donate their services to the community,” adds Bowser.

From franchisees working on local Extreme Makeover Home Edition (like our deck builder in Columbus) to smaller projects like this handicap ramp in Harrisburg, we at the corporate office of Archadeck are so happy to see our franchisees give back to their local communities.

Here’s the full story on the Helping Hands build.