By Jack L. Werner, Ph.D.
CEO, A to Z Group
The A to Z Group sponsored No Boundaries International’s 5K Run/Walk at the Oklahoma River (at Western and Interstate-40) at 2:30 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 6. A to Z Group members also joined in the effort as runners.
No Boundaries International is a nonprofit organization fighting against human trafficking.
This past week the A to Z group donated its members’ expertise to help No Boundaries International evaluate a large old building in Capitol Hill that the non-profit hopes to develop as a safe gathering area for minors and adults forced into prostitution as the result of human trafficking.
This volunteer, non-profit organization is engaged in two endless battles, fighting human trafficking and finding the money to continue. I-40 is a primary route for human trafficking.
Citywide Heat and Air & Refrigeration CEO Dennis Seagroves, evaluated the heat and air and provided estimates. He can be reached at 737-2525.
Dad’s Plumbing, Todd Feehan, 6022615, checked out the plumbing and provided estimates for replacement. He may be contacted at 602-2615.
Highpointe Electric’s Will Johnson surveyed electrical components of the building and provided assessments. Johnson’s contact information is 249-0611.
Nate Dempster, Owner of Home Contracting, LLC – Commercial and Residential Roofing, evaluated the roof, the parapet walls, and all the flashing. Dempster can be reached at 819-3542.
At A to Z Inspections, my son Cord Werner and I provided the building inspection and pulled the team together. My contact information is 412-7861.
Many years ago I heard a statement from Earl Nightingale that continues to create value and importance in my life: “Five years from today, you will be like the people with whom you choose to associate.”
It has been a pleasure in my life to teach and train in areas of construction and inspections. There is an even greater sense of accomplishment and value when working with established, skilled professionals who form the A to Z Group. I thank them and wish to recognize them for giving of themselves and their time and skill to assist an important and needed group, No Boundaries International (nbint.org).
Jack L. Werner, Ph.D., is the owner of A to Z Inspections. He was the first designated Master Inspector by ORCIA (Oklahoma Residential and Commercial Inspection Association). Werner holds a degree in construction from OSU and teaches Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) and Universal Design & Build for the National Association of Home Builders. He was honored by the Oklahoma Professional Women in Building division of the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association as 2011 member of the year for his contributions to the organization. He can be reached at 405/412-7861.