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Peak One Builders Partners with Jared Allen Homes For Wounded Warriors

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Peak One Builders & Restoration (http://peakonebuilders.com/) partners with Jared Allen Homes for Wounded Warriors. To learn more about Peak One Builders & Restoration, visit the website or call (480) 481-5150. Staff Sergent Ken Champlin is a great individual. He was a combat engineer in the army, but what he is most proud of his involvement with the Marines. Ken lost both of his legs from his knees down in an IED accident in Iraq and when he came back to the States, he was living in section 8 apartment housing in downtown Phoenix on the second floor. I think its Ken's devotion to serving his country and being a proud soldier, a proud marine and his thankfulness for what Jared's organization have done for him. Its just really brings home how important it is to take care of these individuals. I'm Mike Christensen, the owner of Peak One Builders. We are a full-service general contractor and have partnered with Jared Allen's Homes For Wounded Warriors and his organization that is helping severely wounded soldiers, marines, basically any service out there. Hey Jared, I just wanted to say thank you for giving me an opportunity to be a part of your organization and being able to help guys out like Ken. Being a soldier and then being able to come around full circle and being able to help these guys build a house, it just means so much and I just wanted to thank you for what you do and allowing Peak One to be a part of it. Peak One Builders was originally approached by Jared's organization because we are a veteran-owned and operated company that specializes in custom homes. We couldn't have done it without you and Peak One. For me, its the coolest thing ever to have soldiers helping marines. Vets helping Vets, for you to have served and you have done, you've paid your debt to this country and more and you continue to serve back home helping guys like me make this possible. All the thanks and gratitude goes to you guys, and I'm just a facilitator so thank you guys. Ken Champlin in particular was very involved in the building process of the home. He actually got to pick the area that he wanted to live in and through working with a realtor, they were able to select the house. Going through the construction process and trying to figure out what's the best for Ken and involving Ken in all of those decisions, it really puts things into perspective trying to think so much on how to set up the shower so he can roll into the shower in his wheelchair and transfer on the seat, where the handheld shower attachments should be. You know, the bathroom, the kitchen, everything is so wonderful. I will be able to actually move through the house and not bump into things or run over my animals. I haven't used my wheelchair in like a year because our apartment wasn't big enough to be able to use it. The other things that are very unique to this home are we also have a veteran soldier who specializes in making metal art and he's very talented in doing the things that he does as far as bringing in the soldier's units that he was involved in, the awards that he has been given and turning those into metal art and then outback, again, same local company donated the stone. We also had another local company that donated a very expensive, very nice grill. You give someone a neighborhood, and he's been struggling for years. He's so humble, he doesn't even think he deserves it. First thing he said when he heard we were giving him this house was there's got to be someone that deserves this more than me. That's part of why we think the home, when we started this foundation, we focused on the home, because for me my vision of the American dream is to be home with my family. Now he can give his family a functional home. He's in a neighborhood. He's part of a community instead of bouncing from apartment to apartment upstairs where he struggled and he can't be in his chair. He's free here, enjoy life and settle in. There's easily 80 or 100 people here. Th...