A New Iberia Navy veteran will no longer have to worry about a leaking roof on his Jane Street home. This, thanks to Jim Olivier's Roofing Louisiana and a nationwide program that repairs roofs for veterans.

The program, the Owens Corning National Roof Deployment Project, works with contractor companies like Jim Olivier's Roofing Louisiana to seek out veterans with special roofing needs. In the case of James Norman, the Navy veteran says he simply couldn't afford the cost to repair or replace the roof on his home. That's when he heard about the program from Owens Corning.

Last week crews from Jim Olivier's Roofing Louisiana completed the project at Norman's Jane Street home in New Iberia. Crews rushed to get the job on the schedule and completed ahead of approaching Tropical Storm Cristobal.

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Fortunately, the new roof was not put to the test by the storm, but Mr. James can rest assured his new roof will be more than ready to handle whatever Mother Nature throws his direction in the future.

The Owens Corning National Roof Deployment Project has been active since 2016  Anna Olivier, owner of Jim Olivier's Roofing Louisiana expressed her thoughts on being able to help not only a Louisiana neighbor but a Louisiana veteran.

It’s such a privilege that the first one in the state is here in Acadiana and New Iberia.  We love doing things like this for the community, to give back because we have been blessed. You know, you're blessed to be a blessing? And especially those who have given everything for us and for our freedoms,

On a personal note, this isn't the first time the Jim Olivier companies have stepped up to help out those in need. The company has not only helped us, at the radio station in many charitable ventures but has quietly done good deeds on their own and under the radar.

Y'all, they are just good people who do their job better than anyone else.

I have found the entire crew from owner Anna Olivier to the designers, builders, and roofing experts all to be very community-minded. It's so wonderful that one of our amazing local companies can partner with one of their nationwide product distributors to bring such peace of mind to an Acadiana family.