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Monk's Home Improvements Gives Back to Union Firefighters

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Fire Chief Byrne, Mayor Manuel Figueiredo, and Trevor Monk Discuss Monk's Home Improvements Painting Donation Credits: Monk's Home Improvements
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Monk's Home Improvements Donated Labor and Materials to Help Union Fire Department. The Fire Station's Bay Doors Were Badly Peeling. Monk's Painted the Doors at No Cost to the Fire Department. Credits: Monk's Home Improvements
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Monk's Painter at Work Painting the Union, NJ Fire Headquarters Bay Doors Credits: Monk's Home Improvements
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Freshly Painted Bay Doors at 1 Bond Drive, Union at the Fire Headquarters Courtesy of Monk's Home Improvements Credits: Monk's Home Improvements
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Monk's Home Improvements is setting up to prepare, wash and paint the Union, NJ Fire Headquarters bay doors at 1 Bond Drive. Credits: Monk's Home Improvements
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How do you give something back to a group of local firefighters who give so much to their community? If you are a home improvements company, you start by painting the fire headquarters.

After Monk's painted Fire Chief Byrne's home, the Chief noted to Trevor Monk that his fire headquarters on Bond Dr. in Union Township, was in need of some painting. The metal bay doors were not properly prepped and the paint was peeling off the doors in strips.

Monk’s Home Improvements offered to provide the paint and the painting labor free of charge to help the Township of Union Fire Department.

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Monk’s prepped the four large bay doors (three in the front, one in the back) by scraping of all the loose paint, sanding and powerwashing. Then the doors were primed and painted.

In a Union TV34 interview with Mayor Manuel Figueiredo, Chief Byrne explains, “The front of our building is the showcase to our community…I can’t tell you just how grateful we are for (Monk’s Home Improvements) to step up and do this for our community.”

Looking out over Friberger Park, Mayor Figueiredo continued, “We have our library here, the town hall. This is a big traffic area, and the work you are doing will be seen by many, many people.”

The Township of Union Fire Department includes over 100 career firefighters and civilian employees. We are happy to have been able to do a little something for this team of dedicated professionals. The Union Fire Headquarters looks great!

If your non-profit organization is in need of some painting or light carpentry, please give us a call at 973-635-7900 and we may be able to help out. 

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Monk's Home Improvements is a full-service home improvements company offering painting, carpentry, flooring, tiling, remodeling and windows & doors. The kitchen and bath Design Studio is located on Rt. 202 in Morristown, NJ. 

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