John Norman House Completion Memorial

For: Breanna Norman
Organizer: Mike Barter
$7,455
of $45,000 goal.
Raised by 44 donors
16% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

John designed and was building a house for his family when he was tragically killed.  He was working on a side job when his tractor rolled pinning him beneath it.  He worked seven days a week to raise the funds to build the house, and spent his evenings working on the house itself. It was his hope to have the house finished before the birth of his second daughter this September.

His family wishes to honor John by completing the house so that his wife and children may live in the house that was being built for them with love.  It is their hope that his children may feel the love that their dad had for them, even though he is no longer with them.  

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on July 1, 2013

Posted on July 1, 2013

Roof Truss Supply said that our doors will be ready by the 8th.  They should be going in shortly after they arrive. 

This weekend the upper deck railing was installed.  It looks great and now Cadence can go up on the deck.  More siding was put up and a lot of the drain field was cleared.  We also stained some of the pine for the window trim, and cleaned up the debris from the texture spray on the floor. 

Joe came out and put the cement board down on the floor for the tile.  He also came up with a beautiful pattern for the kitchen tile, and helped to pick out the grout color.  We should have the kitchen tile completed by next weekend. 

The hardwood floor installation starts tomorrow.  Once that is completed the carpet will be installed, and then we move on to cabinets and doors. 

The house is really starting to take off.  Thank you to everyone that was out to work on the house the last week.  The progress looks great, and I believe John would have been impressed.

Breanna Norman 

Posted on June 24, 2013

Posted on June 24, 2013

Texture on the house was completed Wednesday the 19th.  Thank you so much for getting that done for us!  I know that it was extra work that the Local 41 was not expecting to complete. 

Friday the 21st J-S Contracting was out to install the gutters.  It was no easy job with all of the odd angles we have on the house, but it looks great.  The guys really made it look like the gutters belong on the house.  I also met with Roof Truss Systems to get the doors and millwork ordered.  They will be donating all of the materials and trim. 

Jerrold from Above All Construction was out on Saturday to do a walk through for the septic system.  He will be heading up organization for the project in conjunction with the board.  It sounds like we can expect to get the septic started fairly soon.  My father-in-law has already begun clearing out the areas that the system will be installed.  It was something that he and John would have done together.

Student Edge Painters were out all day today.  Thanks to Sherwin Williams, Issaquah they had the paint needed for the inside of the house.  At one point there was a team of 5 guys all working on getting the job done.  They should have the rest of the painting completed tomorrow. 

Having the drywall and paint inside the house is really making John's vision come together.  It will be astonishing to see once the house has been completed.  John truly had an incredible vision for out house, and I am so thankful that it will be realized.

Thank you to all that have been out to work on the house.  Your hard work is extremely appreciated.

Breanna Norman

Posted on June 16, 2013

Posted on June 16, 2013

The guys completed the PVA spray on the house yesterday.  Brent Smith Drywall will be completing the texture early next week.  I also learned that they donated all the initial materials.

I met with the owner of Conklin Appliances in Lynnwood and he donated the washer and the gas cook top.  They will be delivered once we are ready for install.  An amazing woman named Emilee also met us at the store and she purchased the matching gas dryer.  These two individuals were both so understanding and helpful.  I feel very blessed to have met them. 

The owner of Wooden Luxury cabinets came out on Wednesday and took all the measurments for the bathroom and bedroom vanity.  He is hand crafting the cabinets to fit inside our house and for our specific needs.  The hardware for these two cabinets is also being donated but I do not have the name of the company right now. 

J-S Contracting was also out on Wednesday.  They took the measurments for the gutters and expect to start the installation in the next 7-10 days.  GMA Construction was also out Friday to take the measurments for the carpet.  They will be sending out samples of colors early next week.

Thank you again to everyone that has and will be contributing to our house.  It is greatly appreciated.

Breanna Norman

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