Realtor Redo helps tornado victims


The Realtor Redo changed its focus from Granbury’s historic district to the tornado-ravaged Rancho Brazos area this year.

A group of volunteers from the Granbury Association of Realtors (GAR) gathered last weekend for the second annual Realtor Redo.

Last year’s efforts revitalized a home in the Granbury historic area. This year, the group decided to switch gears and help restore a home affected by May’s disastrous tornado in Rancho Brazos.

Thirty workers including Realtors, title company employees, home inspectors and roofers battled the brutal August heat to complete exterior repairs. A new roof was donated and installed, damaged siding on the house was replaced, the entire home exterior was repainted, a new flower bed was installed, a storm door was replaced and a dead tree was cut down. New windows were installed this week.

“The home looks great,” said Realtor Redo chairman Gary Wheatley. “We are absolutely thrilled to have been able to provide these repairs to this family.

“We had planned to do our project in the fall this year, but knew immediately that those plans would have to change when the tornado came through Granbury.”

GAR President Kimberly Shook praised the efforts of the Realtors. “Our job as Realtors in this community is to help families find a home that they love. And when a family loses their house to a tragic event like this, we absolutely feel compelled to help. I could not be more proud to be a part of this town and this association.”

The project was funded by GAR members as well as other local Associations of Realtors including Arlington Board of Realtors, Greater Metro-West Association of Realtors, Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors, and the Texas Association of Realtors.