Noah's Project

Spring 2011 - Assisting a young boy with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and his family in Ft. Collins - Project involves site survey, planning, design, permits, utility locates, HOA approvals, construction of a bedroom addition, handicapped accessible restroom, and care giver bed area adjacent to bedroom.


Project Updates

November 18, 2011

  • Open House celebration and ribbon-cutting

October 2011

  • Air ducts and carpet cleaned (Sears)
  • MEP Rough In - heating and cooling (U.S. Engineering)
  • Drywall finished and touched up (Spacecon)

September 2011

  • Roof tiled and gutters installed (Black Roofing)
  • Exterior paint applied, trim and gutters included (Maximum Painting)
  • Drywall mud and tape applied (Spacecon/Corcoran Company)
  • Interior painted (Maximum Painting)
  • Floor demo in kitchen and new flooring installed (CSU volunteer students)
  • Cabinets and interior/exterior trim installed (RB Interior Trim & Cabinetry)
  • Electrical outlets and lights trimmed out (Encore Electric)
  • Door placed (Power Products)

August 2011

  • Mortenson Construction has taken the lead along with 24 donors working together
  • Foundation is completed (Baker Concrete)
  • Framing is completed (MAM/Tony Latimer volunteer crew)
  • Truss installation is completed (MAM/Tony Latimer volunteer crew)
  • Sheeting on the roof and house is completed (MAM/Tony Latimer volunteer crew)
  • Windows installed (MAM/Tony Latimer volunteer crew)
  • Patio formed and poured (Mortenson)
  • Flashing and siding installed (Four Star Drywall/Mortenson)
  • Insulation installed (Preston/Essa family)
  • Drywall hung (Corcoran Company)

July 2011

  • SOD removal (FLM)
  • Demo existing lab (Mortenson/John Pole and crew)
  • Trenching, underground, MEP, plumbing interior and electrical (U.S. Engineering)

May 13, 2011

  • Design of the addition is completed and approved - download here!
  • HOA has approved addition
  • City of Fort Collins building permit has been secured
  • Group was successful  in raising over $2100 in donations from donut fundraiser, individual donations, and industry donations
  • Secured support of a general contractor to work on project during the summer donating material and labor
  • The Fall CM Cares class will continue with this project through December 2011

Summer 2011 the back patio will be removed and construction will begin on the bedroom and bathroom addition.

The Noah project is dedicated to Noah Essa, an eight-year-old boy suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). SMA is a muscular disease that affects all muscles of the body and makes even basic motor skills difficult or impossible. Since Noah’s diagnosis, it has become difficult for him to climb stairs to get to his bedroom and he is typically confined to wheelchair.