Home Roofing Solutions is proud to support our U.S. Military Service Members across the state of Maine. Since our company was established, we've been driven to support our military each and every day by installing new roofs for Active, Veteran & Retired Service Members, as well as offering employment to those that have served. In honor of Veterans Day this November, we are proud to announce the formation and launch of our new U.S. Military support campaign - " The Marino Project: Roofs For Troops".
The purpose of "The Marino Project: Roofs For Troops" is to bring awareness and support for active, veteran and retired service members suffering from disability, PTSD and other traumatic injuries during and after their service.
To kick off our campaign, we are offering a special November promotion for all members of the U.S. Military that are seeking roofing services as a thank you for securing the freedom that we enjoy as a nation.
This exclusive offer is for all U.S. Military personnel – Active, Veteran or Retiree that qualify. Request a free roofing quote, contract for your new roof in November, and you'll receive:
• Free upgrade to our 5 Star - Solution Guarantee - a $500 Value (50 year product, 25 workmanship warranty)
• Exclusive U.S. Military discount - 5% off your total estimated new roof quote
• Free $250 Cabela's Card when qualifying for the Certainteed Red, White & Blue program and a qualifying roof system
• PLUS.....all members of the U.S. Military who contract for our roofing services from 11/1/21 through 10/31/2022 will be entered into a random drawing for a reimbursement of your roof, up to a $10,000 pay back as part of "The Marino Project: Roofs For Troops".
*Current promotion applies to any estimate generated in November. No other past or future promotions apply. Please contact your Roofing Advisor for any questions.
Thank you to our Active, Veteran & Retired Service Members in Maine! We are proud to support all of you through the launch of "The Marino Project: Roofs For Troops" new roof payback campaign!
I grew up in a small town called Milo in the beautiful state of Maine. I have a big family and was raised with good morals and discipline. I was raised to live off the land to hunt, fish, hike, and camp. I played soccer, basketball and track in high school. I worked many different jobs growing up in my small hometown. I started my first job at the young age of eleven doing landscaping jobs and collecting bottles and cans on the side of the road for redemption money. I worked in three different restaurants during my summers from the age of 13-16 doing a wide variety of positions from dishwasher, prep-cook, host and teller. I also did a lot of bailing hay in the summers and shoveling snow in the winters.
In high school, I was able to take college preparatory courses and graduated as a "B" student. After I graduated high school, I knew what the next step of my life was. Since I was a little boy, I dreamed of becoming a United States Marine. With a last name like "MARINO", I could not go wrong. I enlisted into the Marines at the age of 17 and before I knew it, I was on those famous "Yellow Footprints" aboard Marine Corps base Paris Island, SC.
I spent my first 3 ½ years stationed at "Camp Lejeune" located in North Carolina. I trained as a "Grunt" and was always somewhere conducting infantry operations. I was able to deploy to Okinawa, Japan in 2000 and then again in 2001 for another six-month deployment. During my second deployment to Okinawa, I reenlisted in October 2001 after the dreadful attacks that took place during September 11, 2001. My next duty station was located in Quantico, VA. I went on my B-billet to become a Primary Marksmanship Instructor and Small Arms Weapons Instructor. I worked at three different bars/clubs part time and as a security guard aboard Ft. Belvoir Army base. I was always working and staying busy during those short few years. Once the war broke out in Iraq it was only a matter of months before I volunteered my services back to Camp Lejeune to go fight beside my fellow brothers-in-arms.
I received my new orders back to my old stomping grounds, 1st Battalion 2nd Marine Division. I was only in my new unit for a month before we deployed to Kuwait and then onward to Al Iskandariya, Iraq.
Two short months into my combat deployment, I was wounded by a secondary roadside bomb on 21 August 2004. I suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Spinal Damage and some minor hearing loss. I continued with the deployment after only two weeks of recovery (light-duty) since my wounds at the time were not life threatening and my TBI went undiscovered until post deployment. I went back to Iraq in November 2005- February 2006 and was medically sent home early from that deployment after falling into a steep ravine and damaging my right knee; my father also needed medical help back home. For the next year, I worked on my rehabilitation with my knee and back, but eventually I had two right knee surgeries in 2007, and was diagnosed with Severe PTSD in April of 2007. I was transferred to the Wounded Warrior Battalion-East (WWBN-E) in December of 2007 to work on my ongoing recovery and medical needs.
I had several treatments for my spinal injuries along with a year of cognitive rehab and speech therapy for my TBI and a recent Cervical Spinal Fusion. I received my medical discharge and deferred my findings in Dec of 2008 to continue my treatment and recovery on the Combat Wounded Program (in order) to give back to other wounded warriors in the Marine Corps and Navy. I was not able to remain in my primary infantry occupation because of my injuries, so I was retrained as a Career Planner, specifically to work with fellow wounded warriors located at the Wounded Warrior Battalion's. I was transferred out to Wounded Warrior Battalion-West (WWBN-W) aboard Camp Pendleton in July of 2009 to work under the Expanded Permanent Limited duty program on a probationary status. I helped other Wounded/Ill/Injured Marines with transitional services if they were medically separated/or helped them get back into the fight (if medically cleared) for duty.
In January of 2011, I was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer and currently have been dealing with past combat injuries such as severe migraines, TBI, severe PTSD and chronic neck and back pain mixed with neuropathy. Unfortunately, I was diagnosed again with testicular cancer in May 2013 and I had to have another orchiectomy followed by Chemotherapy to eliminate the cancerous tumor. Currently, I am receiving treatment for PTSD, NES, along with back and knee injuries. I have a service Dog Named "Gunner," who has been a blessing from God and all things Golden. (Golden Retriever)
Throughout my life I have done nothing but try to excel at every task and mission I have been given I consistently have made my fair share of mistakes along the way, but realize without those life-like mistakes, I would not have learned what I know now about life. I strive for excellence and hope to achieve the goals of becoming a healthier man, a good father and continue to learn and grow as a husband to my lovely wife. I want to help others that have struggled with the war, I want to reach out and be a shoulder to lean on for someone else with similar injuries. Some of the best memories I have in my life are; the day I was given my Eagle, Globe and Anchor followed by meeting my wife Laura. I have fought the good fight and it is time to move on and put the war behind me. Freedom is not free, and we all have made many sacrifices during this nation's time of War.
I currently reside in Colorado Springs, Co with my beautiful wife Laura who is also my full-time legal VA caregiver and our two children Michael and Madison.