Local Roofing Company Honors Local Hero
Orange Park, FL: KayCo Roofing LLC, has completed our first-ever, “Shingles for Heroes,” give back campaign. The goal of this give-back initiative was to provide a free roof for a local hero’s home. The winner was announced, after Veterans Day, through KayCo Roofing’s social media channels.
Mr. James Bross, a Vietnam Veteran and Purple Heart recipient is the 2019 “Shingles for Heroes” winner. Mr. and Mrs. Bross have been residents of the First Coast for over two decades and will be celebrating fifty-two years of marriage in the coming year.
Mr. Bross’s unique story shared how he became an armored personnel carrier operator for the United States Army. Due to the draft, Mr. Bross was called to report to Naval Air Station Jacksonville in the summer of 1969. He was first assigned to become a Marine, only to later be reassigned to the United States Army due to an overcount of enlistees. Mr. Bross completed basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia before embarking on the United States’ war efforts in Vietnam.
During an in-person interview with Mr. Bross, the KayCo team learned, the very day of our meeting also marked the half-century milestone of Mr. Bross’ life-threatening injuries. He shared that himself, along with two other military members, were critically injured in combat when their armored personnel carrier hit a landmine. The injured members were treated in field hospitals and later evaluated back to the United States to Walter Reed Hospital for treatment and recovery. As a result of his injuries and sacrifices, Mr. Bross was awarded the Purple Heart for his service.
Upon months of recovery from his injuries, and his return to civilian life, Mr. Bross has spent years volunteering within several different veteran groups. He has helped counsel veterans who have struggled to adapt to life after combat service. Today, he continues his volunteering efforts through his local VFW post and other community outreach efforts.
Clark Briggs Jr, Owner of KayCo Roofing, had this to say about the “Shingles for Heroes” experience. “This serves as a great reminder to my team and I of the sacrifices that have been made. Men and women, such as Mr. Bross, have paid a great price for our freedoms. And it has been a privilege to conduct “Shingles for Heroes” to honor our local, hometown heroes. We have been reminded of all of the brave, local, men, and women that continue to give so much. I want to thank the community for their support, and we look forward to the opportunity to continue to serve our community’s roofing needs.”
KayCo Roofing is a local roofing company and an active member of the North Florida community. We are recognized in 2019 as “Best of Clay County” by the Clay Today and Folio Weekly, “Best of Jacksonville” by Folio Weekly and “Best of Gainesville” by the Gainesville Sun.
About KayCo Roofing, LLC: KayCo Roofing is a state-licensed company (License CCC1328803) headquartered in Orange Park, Florida with an area office in Gainesville, Florida. Founded in 2008, KayCo Roofing provides residential and commercial roofing services throughout Orange Park, Middleburg, Green Cove Springs, Keystone Heights, Starke, Lawtey, Gainesville, Waldo, High Springs, Newberry, Hampton, Williston, Lacrosse, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beaches, Ponte Vedra, and St. Augustine. KayCo Roofing has been recognized as 2019 Bronze recipient for excellence in overall System Selling performance for America’s number one most trusted and recognized roofing brand, Owens Corning. KayCo has also been voted as the 2019 “Best of Clay County” by both, Clay Today and Folio Weekly. For more details about KayCo Roofing visit kaycoroofing.com