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A World War II veteran in Florida has a safer sidewalk in front of his house thanks to a member of the Hernando Builders Association in Brookesville.
A section of the sidewalk in front of William Norris’ home had pushed up, creating a tripping hazard. Norris called some local contractors — one of whom wanted $600 to provide an estimate for the work — before he called NAHB and spoke to membership director Gabrielle Alahouzos.
Alahouzos called Brenda McDaniel, the Hernando BA’s executive officer, who immediately put out a call to her members.
Keith Lussen of Superior Concrete Slabs answered the call — which was no surprise to McDaniel. “We have some nice guys in our association,” she said.
Lussen contacted Norris and went to see the sidewalk. Within a week, he had removed a five-foot section and replaced it with a new slab.
“He's very happy we got to it so quickly,” said Lussen. “He's one of the few WWII vets left around and it was such a small job, I pretty much did it for cost.”