Richard Heft, a retired military veteran who spent 34 years active in the Air Force and National Guard of rural Beaver Dam, WI, has won the $10,000 yard makeover for his home from Beaver Dam Landscape Supply.
Heft has given more than three decades of military service to our nation. Due to recent illness, Richard’s dream retirement home improvement projects have been slowed up.
“A combination of making dollars stretch and a recent diagnosis of cancer and a hernia has all but put the stop on Richard completing the outside landscaping he wanted to do,” says Jeanne Heft, Richard’s wife. “It's sometimes hard to maintain and walk down the back yard slope to the lake. He built stairs, but has not been able to finish the rails or grade to stop erosion of the grass and dirt.”
Beaver Dam Landscape Supply (BDLS), a Division of Tom Vogt Excavating LLC, along with area landscape and outdoor improvement businesses, are partnering to honor the area’s active military service members.
“We are happy to give back to area military families who have sacrificed so much for our country,” says Teri Vogt, co-owner of Beaver Dam Landscape Supply. “Like all the applicants, Richard is most deserving of the backyard makeover, and we are honored to bring this enhancement to his dream home and make a reality.”
Other Wisconsin-based nursery and improvement businesses currently joining Beaver Dam Landscape Supply include Paul’s Turf and Tree Nursery, Marshall; Ren’s Nursery, Waupun; Rochester Concrete Products, Juneau; and Rohde’s Nursery LLC, Neshkoro.