Welcome Home: A Freedom Tower Worker’s New Appreciation of Home

Chris and Jennifer Marron had found the home they were looking for. It was a fixer upper that they planned to make their own over time as they tackled projects one at a time. They fell in love not just with the home, but with the neighborhood as well.

Chris and Jennifer Marron had found the home they were looking for. It was a fixer upper that they planned to make their own over time as they tackled projects one at a time. They fell in love not just with the home, but with the neighborhood as well.

Then the unexpected happened. Chris worked on the construction of the Freedom Tower in New York City and sustained an injury to his spine while on the job. The injuries left Chris in a position where he could no longer do the physical labor that was not just required for his job, but also to turn that house into the home they dreamed of.

That’s where contractor and designer extraordinaire, George Oliphant, comes in as he and his crew from NBC’s George to the Rescue came to help the Marron’s finish what they started by completing the renovations they hoped to do themselves in their fixer upper home.

Home is a safe place, surrounded by love.

You can watch the full segment of the show on the George to the Rescue site, but the video above gives you some insight into just how much the idea of home means to the Marrons. What I love is how Chris talks about being at the closing table and just itching to get home so he can mow the lawn. Why? Because to him that was the thing that made the home his.

Watch the video of the Marrons above talking about home and notice how Jennifer describes what home means to her: “Home is a safe place, surrounded by love.”

Welcome home Marrons.

Husband. Father. Socializer. Mets Lifer. TV Afficianado. Consumer Engager.

David Marine is the Vice President of Brand Engagement for Coldwell Banker where he oversees the brand’s content strategy including acting as managing editor for the Coldwell Banker blog and heading up video production efforts. While Vice President by day, David runs a three ring circus at night as he is the father of 4 boys. He also happens to be married to Wonder Woman. True story.

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