Bill Vogrin of the Colorado Springs Gazette came to our job site last week down at Venetucci Farm and interviewed Andy about the rebuilding efforts we’re doing down there. Here’s an excerpt:

“When Andy Stauffer’s company… was rebuilding a Mountain Shadows home destroyed during the Waldo Canyon fire in 2012, he had an idea for linking the old and the new. It involved recycling a particular tree that had burned on his client’s property. This tree had been planted by the homeowners for their kids and had special meaning to the family.’We dropped the tree and used it to create a mantel over the fireplace in the new home,’ Stauffer told me. ‘Now, they have a photo of the family with the old tree, sitting on that mantel in their new home.’ He said the photo and mantel became a source of comfort and helped warm the new home for the family.”

Read the full story here.