Adopting a Roof
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin
The Milwaukee-area Ronald McDonald House will now benefit from the roofing expertise of F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing Co.
The support is part of the Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress’ (the “Alliance”) partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities, which operates 182 stand-alone facilities in the United States that offer housing for family members of children being treated at a local hospital. The Milwaukee area Ronald McDonald House is located on Watertown Plank Road across from Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. To date, Alliance members have adopted 90 of these facilities including 11 “adopting” Tecta America companies across the U.S.
“We are honored to support our local Ronald McDonald House by donating services and maintenance for their roof systems,” said Rob McNamara, president of F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing, a Tecta America company. “Ronald McDonald House Charities provides a tremendous service to families going through challenging times. We’re glad to be able to lend our expertise to their facility maintenance, so their staff can focus on their house guests and not worry about roofing issues.”
Alliance members conduct annual roofing system inspections, ensure proper maintenance, provide a 24-hour response to emergencies, and perform other repairs when needed, said Rick Leitel, an FJAC project manager who is helping to manage this facility’s rooftop.
Roof replacements will be managed as individual projects, Leitel noted. The Alliance anticipates that, when new roofing systems are needed, materials could be donated by manufacturers or distributors on a project-by-project basis.
For the staff of the local Ronald McDonald House, the partnership is seen as another way to provide the best support for families in need.
“Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin is a place for families to call home when home is often far away. We take pride in making sure our House is cared for and maintained to the highest possible standards,” said Bridget Kesner, director of development at Ronald McDonald House Charities here. “Having a partner like F.J.A. Christiansen that is committed to quality, workmanship, and service gives us comfort knowing we have the best of the best ready to help us when needed.”
The Ronald McDonald House in Wauwatosa opened in 1984. With additions over the years, the facility now has nearly 81,000 square feet of space.