McCordsville is overseeing plumbing work for the new pool, according to company owner Jonathan Hendrick.
• Modish Pools in Westfield will donate concrete and labor needed to complete the concrete decking, confirmed project manager Ryan Hubert.
• Only Alpha Pool Products based in Fort Wayne is donating the steel walls, said the company’s chief financial officer, Todd Epple.
• Pools of Fun in Plainfield will donate and install the pool liner and provide the water to fill the swimming pool, company vice president of sales and marketing Tyler Hermon told 13News.
Just days before Thanksgiving, the swimming pool contractors met outside Smith’s house to tell her what they were going to do for her. Walking to her front door, she was astonished to see her lawn filled with the men.
Shadoan told her the good news. “We will pitch in and chip in and between all of us, make sure this happens,” Shadoan said. “You’re going to get a whole new backyard with a new pool…and this should cost you zero.”
Smith stepped outside and greeted each one of them with a hug.
“I don’t know your names, but I know your hearts,” she said. “You’re what we need in this world – not for me, for everyone. Thank you!”
The contractors were only happy to be able to give, and the full value of their donation is estimated to be approximately $90 thousand. They hope to have the pool completed by the spring.
“Just no words. There aren’t words big enough to thank everyone,” Smith said. “I’m just so thankful.”