Meet Mitchell and Jim: Winners of the Peace of Mind Program

Valentine Roofing is excited to be continuing our newfound tradition of providing a free roof to not one, but two very deserving veterans this month! These new roofs (which are entirely free of charge) are made possible through our community initiative, the Peace of Mind program. With the community’s help, we were able to find two veterans to give back to this season with the gift of a brand new Valentine roof as well as lasting peace of mind for years to come.

We are honored to have the opportunity to devote our last two Peace of Mind projects of this year to two extremely deserving veterans from our local community. We hold our veterans very close to our hearts and we’re thankful to everyone in the community who nominated and are helping us bring free roofs to these fine gentlemen.

Meet Jim:

Jim is a proud USMC Vietnam veteran rated 100% disabled by the VA (associated with several service-related health issues). After his service, he continued to give back to the veteran community through his work with the Marine Corps League and American Legion post 161. He currently supports veterans through his position as commander of the VFW post 2995. Jim feels compelled to serve the community that provided him with brotherhood and support through his own rough transition back into civilian life after his time in the service (PTSD and survivors guilt). He had a long successful career in IT, working for the Seattle PI after his time in service. Jim lives with his wife in Redmond.

Meet Mitchell:

Mitchell's mother (Jeanne) knew from a young age that he was suited for service. From a young age, he enjoyed history and aviation. In fact, she spent many mother’s days at the museum of flight with her very own, personal tour guide. After high school, he went to college but found himself drawn to the military. He joined the Marine Corps and was a helicopter mechanic as well as a crew chief. He proudly served his country and diligently saved to be able to afford his first home upon his discharge from the Marines. He invested his hard-earned savings into numerous necessary improvements to create a comfortable home. Unfortunately, after using all of his savings, he is unable to afford the new roof his home needs. Mitchell's home is located in Tacoma.

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Our TWO Peace of Mind projects for our Veterans, Mitchell and Jim are officially underway and off to a blazing start! Despite the rainy weather, Rene and his roofing crew have already made a ton of progress over at Mitchell’s in Tacoma, where we’re checking in today.

All of the old three-tab shingles and existing materials have been removed and they’ve started laying down new Titanium X-30 underlayment, ice and water shield to high water volume areas, as well as installing new proper ventilation to keep air moving up and out of the attic. Next up, new Owens Corning Duration shingles in Onyx Black! The #1 rated shingle on the market will keep Mitchell and his home dry and protected for many many years to come. Oh, and we couldn’t forget, all new blown-in attic insulation and new seamless gutters going in soon! We have a lot more to share this week, so be sure to stay tuned.

We’re moving on over to Redmond to check in on our second veteran Peace of Mind project for Jim! With the entire roof in need of all-new decking, Reyes and his crew have had their work cut out for them, but they’re wasting no time. All new 1/2” CDX plywood is already in and work on the new Titanium X-30 underlayment is underway. Jim’s old cedar shake roof featured skip sheeting, which was common for cedar shake roof installs of the past. With the modern Owens Corning Duration Shingle in Estate Gray going in next, a proper plywood roof deck was required.

As is standard on every Valentine roof project, Reyes and team are adding Ice and water shield to high water volume areas, all new flashings throughout, installing new ventilation where needed, including a COR-A-VENT ridge vent system. Jim’s old failing 2x2 skylight will also be replaced with a brand new VELUX version. The previous gutters were also in need of replacement to keep water moving off the roof and away from the home, so our gutter division will also be replacing those with a new 5k seamless gutter system.

We can’t wait to see the final product from Jim AND Mitchell’s projects! Stay tuned for the final reveal!

Both of our veteran’s Peace of Mind projects have officially wrapped up, just in time for the rainy season ahead! Our amazing crews were able to knock out both Jim’s new Estate Gray roof in Redmond as well as Mitchell’s new Black Sable roof in Tacoma this week. Both received new gutters with their roofs as well, which were installed today at the tail-end of their projects.

We want to thank each and every individual who had a hand in bringing these two projects to life, from our installers, to experience managers, to our suppliers - it takes a multitude of hands to make projects like these a reality.

It was an absolute honor for us to be able to give these new roofs to Jim and Mitchell. Although we can never thank them enough or fully repay them for their sacrifice, we look forward to them having one less burden on their shoulders as they move forward into this holiday season.

We’ll be back in 2023 with more Peace of Mind projects, so be sure to nominate someone you know that is in need of a free roof today. You never know what a simple nomination could do for a family member, friend, or member of your own community.


Project Specs

    • PROJECT: Mitchell's Roof
    • LOCATION: Tacoma, WA
    • ROOF TYPE: Composition Shingles
    • ROOF PITCH: 
    • SHINGLE TYPE: Owens Corning Duration
    • SHINGLE COLOR: Onyx Black
    • GUTTER TYPE: 5K Seamless Aluminum
    • JOB NOTES: New Titanium X-30 underlayment, with blown-in attic insulation and new seamless gutters
    • PROJECT: Jim
    • LOCATION: Redmond, WA
    • ROOF TYPE: Composition Shingles
    • ROOF PITCH: 
    • SHINGLE TYPE: Owens Corning Duration
    • SHINGLE COLOR: Estate Gray
    • GUTTER TYPE: 5K Seamless Aluminum
    • JOB NOTES: New 1/2” CDX plywood, new Titanium X-30 underlayment, new flashings throughout, installing new ventilation where needed, including a COR-A-VENT ridge vent system. Jim’s old failing 2x2 skylight will also be replaced with a brand new VELUX version. 

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