New roof for US Army veteran in Lower Pottsgrove, Montgomery County

LOWER POTTSGROVE, Pennsylvania (WPVI) – A veteran from Lower Pottsgrove, Montgomery County who has spent most of his life giving back to his country and community received a nice surprise Tuesday: a new roof over his head.

When Rutter Roofing installed the roof of the home of 36-year-old U.S. Army veteran Joe Oberholtzer, staff were drawn to the nomination letter.

Part of it read, “Joe has served the community since he was old enough to work” and “I can imagine no one deserves a new roof more than Joe and his family.”

Oberholtzer says: “I joined the military when I was 17 and just enjoy serving my community and my country.”

“We recently got married in the fall, we went on our honeymoon in March and canceled it because of COVID,” said his wife, Shannon.

Additionally, they were ready to spend $ 10,000 on a new roof this spring.

“I tried putting it together myself and the people on the roof will tell you they found some of my patch jobs,” Oberholtzer said.

Then Shannon’s father found a free roof competition through Rutter Roofing, and when the staff read his letter it was a breeze.

Workers started the installation on Tuesday.

“With so many people going through difficult times, there is one person here who is a first responder, a great father every day and gives back to the community every day, not just through their military service,” said Jackie Daller, director of business Development at Rutter Roofing.

In addition to being a veteran, Oberholtzer is a police officer and lifelong volunteer with the Sanatoga Fire Company. The roofing company says he has spent his entire life giving back to the community. It is time for the church to do something for him.

“I’ve served non-stop all my life. I just don’t know what else I would do instead of serving,” he said.

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