Friends of Grandmont, please allow me to introduce myself.
I’m Josh Engle, Grandmont board member and secretary of the radio patrol.
Despite owning my home in Grandmont for about 3 years I’ve lived in it for only the last 8 months. My house is a work in progress and as many of you know the work never seems to stop on these beautiful old homes.
I own a commercial construction and electrical company, but most of my career I’ve worked primarily on old homes similar to the ones of our fine neighborhood. Residential construction is what I became an expert in and what I’m mostly known for because of my roles as a general contractor on TV shows Rehab Addict and This Old House.
I’d like to take my experience in construction and do what I can to help our community by setting up a loose association of neighbors helping other neighbors with small handyman type tasks for people that either don’t have the skills or ability to do that task themselves.
This program will be based on the idea that after you are helped you will “pay it forward”, do something for your neighbors using the skills that you have, bake a cake for your next door neighbor, smooth things over with a neighbor that you haven't talked to in 20 years, wave and smile at everyone on your block, these are simple examples of nice things anyone can do. It’s my hope that these small selfless acts between neighbors might instill us to be an even closer community.
I’ll be working alone at first and if there are many requests it may take a while to sort through them but my hope is that we will have more volunteers soon.
Let’s love and care for each other because it’s not anyone else's job.
After all, we are the HOME OF GOOD NEIGHBORS.