This Veterans Day, Reborn Bathroom Solutions, a greater California-based home remodeling company specializing in bathrooms and kitchens and a division of Reborn Cabinets Inc., has teamed up with nine home improvement companies from across the country on an initiative called Baths for the Brave. This one-day special event took place Wednesday, Nov. 8 ahead of Veterans Day to provide 10 veterans, including Ronald Bobincheck from La Habra, California, with a brand-new tub or shower system to improve the lives of those who sacrificed so much for our country. The free of charge remodels happened simultaneously coast to coast.
Bobincheck is a U.S. Army veteran who served in the military from 1959-1962. As Bobincheck tells the story, he was stationed near where crews were building the Berlin Wall in Germany when Russian forces put up a road block on the only road into Berlin. Bobincheck and his fellow soldiers were woken in the middle of the night and told to hold their positions on the Rhine River to delay the Warsaw Pak for four minutes.
“We were sitting in a foxhole, holding our positions to give the rear troops a chance to set up; we knew there was a chance that we may only live for those four minutes,” Bobincheck said. “I’m excited that as I grow older, there are companies like Reborn that honor veterans and respect that we were out there defending our country and our freedom. I thank Reborn Bathroom Solutions and the Baths for the Brave team.”
“Providing a safe bathing environment and helping our nation’s heroes maintain their dignity and independence is the reason we wanted to get involved with Baths for the Brave,” Vince Nardo, president of Reborn Bathroom Solutions, said. “No one should have to worry about falling in their own tub or shower, for this reason we are proud to be a Baths for the Brave partner.”
Baths for the Brave stemmed from a similar initiative created by Tundraland Home Improvements, a Wisconsin-based home remodeling company, which has provided veterans in need and deserving families with remodeled bathrooms, standing wheelchairs and family vacations to Disney World, all free of charge.
“Giving back is a fundamental way of life for us at Tundraland,” Brian Gottlieb, president and owner of Tundraland, said. “Our whole team is on board and passionate about it, so growing this program nationwide was something we were all very excited about. We’re thankful our partnering home improvement companies like Reborn Bathroom Solutions have similar values. Our hope is this initiative continues to grow so we may serve even more veterans in the years to come.”
“Knowing that Ronald will be safe in his own home and have peace of mind with a new accessible shower is a great feeling,” Nardo said. “The Baths for the Brave program is a genuine way to respect our veterans’ independence and will truly improve their quality of life.”
Additional participating companies include:
- Alenco Home Improvement; Lenexa, Kan.
- Brytons Home Improvement; Winterville, N.C.
- Fairbanks Construction; Ocala, Fla.
- Hullco; Chattanooga, Tenn.
- MaxHome; New Orleans, La.
- NEWPRO Home Improvement; Woburn, Mass.
- Tiger Bath Solutions; Bolingbrook, Ill.
- Tundraland Home Improvements; Kaukauna, Wis.
- West Shore; Mechanicsburg, Pa.
For more information on Baths for the Brave, including more information about Bobincheck; additional veteran stories from across the country; why each company wanted to get involved; and how you can follow this special event in the future, please visit www.bathsforthebrave.com.