Callen Construction, a family-owned, full-service home improvement and remodeling company in Muskego, Wis., announced that the “Refashion for Life” fashion show fundraising event benefiting CommonGround Ministry/Elena’s House generated net proceeds of more than $27,000. The benefit took place on Wed., Sept. 11, at the Callen Showroom and company grounds in Muskego.
Proceeds will be used to support the programs offered by CommonGround Ministry/Elena’s House in Wauwatosa, which provides physical, spiritual, and emotional support to people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Elena’s House, offering a holistic ministry that is both personal and communal, is a home for four to five people that wish to reside in a safe and supportive living environment. CommonGround Ministry is a 501(c)3 organization funded through the contributions of individuals, organizations, and foundations.
Callen Construction co-owner Tom Callen said the event allows people to see how fashion is found in what people wear, as well as how they renovate their home. “The new clothing and the various home improvement components available enabled us to show attendees how to create a look that works for them in what they wear and where they live,” Callen said. “This show provided ways for people to enhance their wardrobes and homes in an economical and environmentally-friendly way.”
The event featured a fashion show that combined the newest looks in clothing with fashionable products for the home, including countertops, cabinetry, windows, plumbing and light fixtures, flooring, and hardware. In addition to the runway show, there was a silent and voice auction that featured entertainment and sporting tickets, boutique certificates, and more. Saz’s Catering provided heavy hors d’oeuvres, plus there was music by Mr. Lucky Light. Lynee Ruiz, The Fashionista Writer for MilwaukeeMag.com, coordinated the fashion show and served as the emcee.
In addition to Callen serving as the event’s presenting sponsor, and the donation of a significant sum of money from an anonymous donor, the following companies also served as event sponsors:
• ARCW Pharmacy, LLC
• Bliffert Lumber
• The Business Journal (Presenting Media Sponsor)
• Cannon & Dunphy, s.c.
• Diamond Electric
• Diversified Insurance Solutions
• Geder Investment Management
• Hale Park Lumber
• Infinity from Marvin Replacement Windows
• Kohler Co.
• The Marek Group
• PJ’s Plumbing Company
• Robertson Ryan & Associates
• Saz’s Catering
• Ron Sonntag Public Relations, Inc.
• 21st Century
• UPC United Products, a division of Allied Building Products Corp.
• Wauwatosa Wallboard, LLC
The Callen showroom in Brookfield on 191st and Capitol Dr. features Infinity® Fiberglass replacement windows from Marvin, plus siding, windows, doors, and roofing, and Gutter Topper®. Callen’s Muskego showroom on 131st and Janesville Rd. contains a variety of samples, including full kitchen and bath displays featuring Kohler and Starmark Cabinetry products, countertops, as well as Infinity® Fiberglass replacement windows from Marvin. All products are backed by Callen’s lifetime Total Owner Protection Program.
In addition to being a member of the Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council, Inc., Callen is a member of several home improvement and area associations, including the National Kitchen & Bath Association, the Metropolitan Builders Association Remodelers Council, Better Business Bureau, Angie’s List, the Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce, the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce, and the Hales Corners Chamber of Commerce.
For more information or for a free in-home consultation, call Callen at 414-529-5509 or visit www.CallCallen.com.
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