Well the hurricane season of 2004 is almost over. We drive through our community, Charlotte County, and see the damage that was caused by the hurricanes of 2004. Hurricane Charley devastated our community. It will take years to rebuild and repair the damage. We left our home on the morning of the Sept. 13th when Charley headed straight toward us. We did not have time to board up our home. We turned as we walked out and said goodbye to our life’s treasures and our dream home. We fully expected to come home to total devastation with only the clothes we wore. I cried as we left with the knowledge that all we had worked for would be gone.
You can imagine how shocked and elated we were when one of our neighbors who had stayed called us that night to tell us our home had survived, unscathed!
We want to thank you for building one “hell-of-a” house! Our neighbors now call our home “The Fortress”. When Hurricane Charley roared into Charlotte County almost all of our neighbors suffered damage. We say almost because one of our neighbors has a home built by Teixeira Construction. Their home came through unharmed also. Our home stands unharmed by Charley’s category 5 winds and our possessions safe. Unbelievable! We did experience trees down or bent. But the home you built us came through without a “scratch”. Every tile, gutter, window, soffit in perfect condition. On Saturday morning we returned to the horrific devastation in Charlotte County. Our home became a refuge for friends and family whose homes were damaged. We stood in our great room discussing what a terrific job you did and turned to see you standing there. You had come to see how we had come through. That was great because you could see firsthand how elated we were and we were able to thank you for building a home that surpassed our wildest.