This Veterans Day, Home Controls is honored to share the story of Army Sergeant Joel Tavera, an extraordinary Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient who was severely wounded during a 2008 insurgent attack while serving in Iraq.
One of our manufacturers, On-Q/Legrand, was fortunate enough to connect with Building Homes For Heroes – a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping severely wounded veterans rebuild their lives – and have the opportunity to bring a small level of comfort into the lives of Joel and his family.
Tavera’s new Florida home features a complete Unity Home System courtesy of Legrand and Guardian Protection Services. This system enables the Taveras to control the home’s lighting, temperature, and camera features – as well as refrigerator and microwave functions – from a customized iPad anywhere in the home. Thanks in part to Unity, Joel has been able to rediscover a piece of the independence and productivity that had been missing from his life.
On this day of remembrance, we urge you to take a few minutes to read Tavera’s truly inspirational story, for it is a reminder of the remarkable sacrifice, courage, and heroism displayed by each and every member of our armed forces, both home and abroad.
Happy Veterans Day.