Guns To Hammers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides Americans With Disabilities (ADA)-compliant remodeling services to our wounded Veterans, making their homes easily accessible, helping them live independent and manageable lives.
After founding H-Towne & Around Remodelers, Inc., a successful remodeling company in Houston, Texas, founder, JR Smith, decided to redirect his time, money and energy toward this mission. As a former U.S. Marine, coupled with some guilt that he was able to leave the USMC unhurt and able-bodied (unlike many), JR feels he has a huge sense of responsibility to his wounded brothers and sisters who are now living at home — many of them in need of various home improvements.
“Many of our Veterans have been physically mutilated and mentally scarred by injuries, cut down in the prime of their lives.
Many struggle with the most basic, everyday activities like taking a shower, using the restroom or preparing a meal in their kitchens. Some are unable to navigate through their homes using a wheelchair because their hallways are too narrow.
I’ve noticed this need is rapidly increasing and I wanted to give back to these heroes who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms.
It’s our responsibility to make sure none of our Vets are left behind. It’s up to us to ensure they are always welcomed home.”
Guns To Hammers Founder JR Smith
With 21 years of construction experience, JR understood first-hand the need for these services and decided to found Guns To Hammers Construction Co., Inc. With his expertise, resources and contacts, JR is committed to giving back to these veterans who gave so much for our freedoms.
The Guns To Hammers mission is two-fold, first, providing remodeling services to wounded veterans allowing them to live more independent lives, and second, training eligible Veterans to manage and build ADA-compliant construction projects. JR believes connecting veterans with Veterans proves to be invaluable for all parties involved, celebrating camaraderie and providing support to those who need it the most.
Veteran Remodeling Services
- Building handicap accessible bathrooms and kitchens
- Enlarging door openings to accommodate wheelchairs
- Building wheelchair ramps
- Building residential style elevators and/or lifts
- Building “quiet rooms” in homes
- Building additions to homes, including front and back porches designed to create a peaceful resting spot