Coquitlam Mother Wins Home Renovation Giveaway


Frances Rees & her Daughter Kim Muir lost their husbands over the past few years, leaving the special duo to face the many obstacles life has to offer on their own. Frances took the lead and continues to assist Kim with her three young children. To add to their challenges, their Coquitlam home is nearly 50 years old and in need of new windows. The winters are extremely difficult and the summers are unbearable. The low level of comfort is pushing Frances out of her home, forcing her to move and live elsewhere.

The list of obstacles motivated Kim to submit a nomination for the Centra Cares Home Renovation Giveaway and her story connected with us all. Not only is there a significant need for windows but their story symbolizes perseverance, strength, fear, courage, and determination. After hours of deliberation, we are proud to announce Frances Rees as our 2020 recipient of the Centra Cares Home Renovation Giveaway.

We are so grateful to have stepped foot into many homes and learn about the struggles and triumphs of our local families. We are happy to announce that this year’s Centra Cares Home Renovation Contest is the most successful to date, with 550 nominations throughout British Columbia.

The stories illustrated moments of laughter, sadness, triumph, dedication, and resiliency. From loved ones and neighbours to family members and spouses, each nomination was written with the utmost love and care. Congratulations to our finalists and thank you to all the 550 nominees for sharing their stories.

When people think of much-needed home renovations, they look to the interior of their home. A lot of times, people neglect some of the most significant pieces to a home renovation project, the windows. They are more than just an aesthetic upgrade; windows provide much-needed health, safety and energy saving improvements.  The opportunity to make a difference in the health, safety, and most importantly, the lives of a deserving family are just a few of the core reasons we do this every year!

The focus is on the homeowners comfort and the technology that will be installed in the winner’s home is designed specifically around this. Windows will keep your home warmer during the winter, reduce drafts into the home, and will keep the home cooler in the summer, achieving all season performance.

We are your certified Window Geeks and we love to talk windows! Centra is not only the manufacturer but also the installer of its product, which enables us to offer a full warranty, eliminating any confusion between product performance and installation. We view the house as a system and understand how each of the elements must work correctly to maximize the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. For more information, contact our local Employee Owners at 1-888-534-3333 or send us an email at info@centra.ca for more information about this topic and much more. You can also sign up for our weekly newsletter, providing all the tips and tricks about the window industry.

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