Peter Salerno Inc.’s 20 Years in Design: Habitat for Humanity + Hurricane Katrina

How Peter Salerno Inc. Aided Hurricane Katrina Victims: Photos

This month, we’re celebrating our parent company Peter Salerno Inc.’s 20th year in the custom kitchen and bath design business. The celebration takes a look back at some of Peter Salerno Inc.’s memorable moments over the last 20 years – from humble beginnings at their first showroom to becoming the most award-winning North American design firm since 2002.

Since Peter Salerno opened his first showroom in 1997, a core value in his mission statement has been giving back to those in need. It’s a value instilled in Peter and his family by his parents and passed down through Peter and his wife Tracy to their children, Anthony and Gabrielle.

Peter Salerno Inc., family and the community at the Habitat for Humanity Hurricane Katrina project, 2006.
Peter Salerno Inc., family and the community at the Habitat for Humanity Hurricane Katrina project, 2006.

In 2006, Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast of the United States. Cities and towns like New Orleans, Gulfport and Mobile were devastated by the effects of one of the most notable hurricanes in American history. It was a time for all Americans (and the world) to come together to aid one of the most vital portions of our nation and rebuild the Gulf Coast region.

Through the support and guidance of Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County (New Jersey), Peter Salerno, his family, work team and neighborhood came together to help one family who lost their home in Hurricane Katrina.

Peter Salerno Inc., family and the community at the Habitat for Humanity Hurricane Katrina project, 2006.
Peter Salerno Inc., family and the community at the Habitat for Humanity Hurricane Katrina project, 2006.

New home construction through Habitat for Humanity took place in the back parking lot of Peter Salerno Inc.’s old showroom (which stood nearly adjacent to the current Peter Salerno Inc. showroom on Goffle Road in Wyckoff, New Jersey). Peter Salerno, the Peter Salerno Inc. team and his family worked diligently to create a new home for a family affected by Hurricane Katrina. In doing so, they asked the community for help.

They couldn’t have dreamed how large the response would be.

Peter Salerno Inc., family and the community at the Habitat for Humanity Hurricane Katrina project, 2006.
Peter Salerno Inc., family and the community at the Habitat for Humanity Hurricane Katrina project, 2006.

Members of the local high school turned out to assist in the Habitat for Humanity construction, as well as members of the Westwood (NJ) High School basketball team. Anthony and Gabrielle’s current and former teachers (at the time) showed up to aid Peter Salerno Inc. in the new home construction, and family and community volunteers came together to help create a new home for a wonderful family.

We hope you enjoy these pictures of Peter Salerno Inc.’s Hurricane Katrina new home project through Habitat For Humanity of Bergen County from 2006.

Peter Salerno Inc., family and the community at the Habitat for Humanity Hurricane Katrina project, 2006.
Peter Salerno Inc., family and the community at the Habitat for Humanity Hurricane Katrina project, 2006.

Stay tuned to Design Your Lifestyle blog all January 2017 long as we continue to bring you pictures from the past as Peter Salerno Inc. celebrates its 20th anniversary in the custom kitchen and bath design industry!

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