By Lauren White, RCS Reporter.
Imagine coming home from a camping trip only to find the shingles stripped off your home, without your authorization. That’s exactly what happened to Kevin and Shellie Giles in Edinburgh, Indiana.
“Kevin was planning on replacing the roof himself and had packages of new shingles laying outside the home,” RTV6 Indianapolis reported. The Giles believe a roofing company or contractor thought they were in the right place when they saw the roofing materials already there, but obviously had the wrong address. Realizing their error, the crew left without leaving a note or any contact information.
By the time the Giles returned home the crew was long gone and they were left with an exposed home. They called the police and filed an insurance claim with a $2,000 deductible. Not knowing what else to do, they waited for the insurance company to tell them the next steps. In the meantime, SPG Roofing and Restoration, a local roofing company reached out. They had heard about the Giles’ situation and wanted to help.
“The owner of the company feels blessed in his business, and he wanted to do the right thing and help out the family— obviously they were done wrong,” Dustin Reese, SPG Roofing and Restoration vice president, shared in his interview with RTV6. Not only did SPG Roofing and Restoration clean up the mess that was left behind from the accidental shingle removal, “but the roofer is also going to finish the job right so the home will be protected before the next rain,” as reported by 13 WTHR.
Shellie couldn’t be more grateful for SPG Roofing and Restoration. She told RTV6, “I’m amazed by it all. You see this on TV and now it’s happening to you. I’m in disbelief...It’s opened my eyes that there are good people out there.”
The generosity of this local company saved the Giles between $4,000 and $5,000. Shellie shared, “I want to be as good as these people are and return the favor in some way.” What started out as an unfortunate event had an unexpected and favorable ending for the Giles.
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