VFW Hall Getting A Facelift – Robert Volpe


VFW Hall Getting A Facelift

The little white VFW building on Highway 67, on the north end of Woodland Park, by the water treatment plant, is getting a needed facelift courtesy of DMI Builders and Home Depot.

Originally built around 1935, the building has served a variety of purposes, from Grange Hall to church meetings, and for the last 10 years has been owned by the VFW. (Veterans of Foreign Wars)

Over the years, time and weather have taken a toll on the old structure. On one side of the building the foundation has settled 16 inches. The wiring was deemed unsafe by the Woodland Park Building Dept, and the exterior paint was chipping and faded with age. The original hardwood floors were still salvageable and have been refinished.

DMI Builders, a Woodland Park custom home and remodel company, is the general contractor for the project. They are collaborating with Home Depot on the renovation.

Home Depot is footing the bill for the entire project with funds from its non-profit Home Depot Foundation. Home Depot has pledged its support to veteran non-profit groups around the country and since 2012 has donated over $10 million to veteran projects.

Work being done on the building includes: re-wiring the building, tearing out the old drywall and replacing it, insulating the walls, a complete inside and out paint job, and stabilizing the foundation.

On May 11th 120 volunteers from the Home Depot Foundation will put up fencing, and build a new patio, playground, and picnic area. “Opening Ceremonies to kick off the work will be at 7:45am on the 11th. If you would like to help out, come dressed to get dirty as the volunteers finish painting and doing light construction work.” – Andy Tyler VFW Post 6051 Commander.

Phase one of the project is scheduled to be completed on May 11th with the help of Home Depot Foundation volunteers.

Phase two of the project is the stabilization of the existing foundation. No date has been set for the completion of this phase of the construction.