The Big Day

Wow!  What a day!  Yesterday was one of the largest and most ambitious Hammer with a Heart events on record.  Working from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., we had close to 50 workers and volunteers helping out at the site.  The remodeling efforts inside focused on the new bathroom and kitchen, and both rooms are … Continue reading

One Day to Go!

After months of planning, preparation, and hard work, we are just one day away from the 2012 Hammer with a Heart event.  Through the commitment and dedication of many people and businesses in the Madison community, we have been able to take on a very aggressive goal for the remodel of the residence of Zanne … Continue reading

Rough Ins

Over the past weekend, Dennis Hilsenhoff of Benjamin Plumbing and his crew got right to work on the plumbing rough in for the converted bathroom.  This included running new plumbing lines for the roll-in shower, high-rise toilet, bathtub, and vanity areas.  Today and tomorrow, the electrical rough in will be completed under the direction of … Continue reading

Demo Days

04/09 AM Students

Today marked the first day of deconstruction on Zanne’s house as we prepare for Hammer Day in less than a month.  Allie Berenyi, Instructor in the Construction & Remodeling at MATC, led the charge of 12 students from her program in tackling the main issues on the house.  With the help of Jay Statz (Statz … Continue reading

Moving Right Along

With just over six weeks to go before the May 5 repair date, we have made a lot of progress in coordinating the materials and labor needed for the changes to Zanne’s home.  A big thanks goes out to all of those who have helped keep the project on track.  We appreciate all the hard … Continue reading

Project Goals

We are looking forward to the May 5 event with several goals in mind for what needs to be accomplished on Zanne’s house.  Demolition and removal of some of the existing aspects of the house will actually begin in early April with the help of the MATC Construction & Remodeling Program’s faculty and students.  The … Continue reading