In June, Arizona Tile representatives teamed up with the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program to contribute their time and express their gratitude for U.S. Navy EOD1, Andrew Bottrell. A “Walls of Honor” event was held in San Diego when the construction of Bottrell’s specially-adapted Smart Home hit its mid-point. Arizona Tile reps from California attended the event along with reps from other donating organizations to write words of gratitude on the walls of the custom home. Bottrell, his wife Lindsey, and their daughter attended the event and were honored by various speakers.
The construction is organized by the foundation’s R.I.S.E. program and focuses on building homes that cater to the unique needs of veterans who were injured in combat. Homes are designed with modifications intended to improve the veteran’s ease of mobility as well as support their families and caregivers via custom-built features.