Thomas was an active working manager of this remodel; none of the work was contracted out. He was able to find and hire both skilled tradesmen and helpers by the hour, during a time when work was slow for them. They made the eyesore porch its "wow" factor by skirting it with sheets of stucco plank. It only took three months to complete this remodel, an impressive feat and a major source of pride for Thomas and his workers. He says best part of this renovation is the pride in making something beautiful that was once ugly.