Schimenti Construction Supports “A Home for EJ”
Ridgefield, CT - On Saturday, May 31, more than 30 employees and supervisors from Schimenti Construction, currently headquartered in Mount Kisco, NY, joined in the effort to build a new house for EJ Carfi, a fifth grader in Ridgefield CT.
EJ suffers from a very rare skin disorder known as “butterfly disease” which leave the skin so fragile that is breaks and blisters at the slightest touch. The Carfis had been seeking improvements in their home because of several problems including a wet basement, crawl space that was a breeding ground for mold.
Their home had unfinished rooms, poor energy efficiency, and a poor layout for wheel chair access and no handicap bathrooms. The most important need was a clean room where EJ bandages could be changed. His mom typically spends two to three hours each morning bandaging EJ before can head out to school.
The Carfi’s were a finalist to receive a new home from EXTREME MAKEOVER but another family was chosen. At this point town residents gathered together and developed a plan to rebuild EJ’s home. Working together they engaged a number of area businesses to help support the renovations.
As a partner in this important project Schimenti Construction put together a team of highly skilled carpenters and sent them, along with the necessary materials to do the sheetrock and taping required at the Carfi home. Schimenti president Matthew Schimenti is a Ridgefield resident. He said “this project is a perfect way for us to help a local family and use our skills to help create a new home for EJ.”
Schimenti also noted that the company would be relocating from Mount Kisco, NY to Ridgefield by the end of 2008. The company has purchased the building at 650 Danbury Road and will be totally renovating the building this summer. “We are expecting to move into our new headquarters sometime in December” he added.