Trekker Group, a Case Construction Equipment dealer and major rental player in Florida and Puerto Rico, donated the use of a Case SB185 skid-steer loader to help Team Rubicon finish rebuilding the home of Earl Bishop, an Army veteran, and his wife Elizabeth. The Bishops’ home, located in Immokalee, Fla., sustained substantial physical nd flood damage during Hurricane Irma in 2017.
After the Bishops realized the money provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency would not be sufficient to make their home livable, Team Rubicon and the Salvation Army stepped up to help, launched the Bishop Rebuild.
The two agencies collectively ripped up and replaced all flooring, demolished and rebuilt the bathroom and kitchen, then started rebuilding the hoe over the course of two months. Team Rubicon used the Case SV185 skid steer to complete grading and material handling on the site.
“Out partnership with Team Rubicon allows us to help rebuild communities after natural disasters and the Bishop Rebuild is a perfect example,” said Michel Marchand, vice president, North America, Case Construction Equipment. “Local Case dealer, Trekker Group, stepped up to the plate by donating the use of an SV185 skid-steer that played a major role in supporting this latest mission.”
The Bishop Rebuild was unveiled to Earl and Elizabeth Bishop on Tuesday, March 5, roughly 18 months after the home was destroyed by Hurricane Irma.