Surprise renovations donated to upgrade the 1979 Creekwood home of Marine Staff Sergeant Joshua Caskey and his family in 2012 focused on updating the house and making it more easily accessible to the 12-year veteran, who had accepted medical retirement from the service following injuries suffered during his second tour in Iraq. With logistical guidance and encouragement from Cranberry police Lieutenant Kevin Meyer, the initiative quickly became a volunteer project of the Remodelers Council – a division of the Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh. Over a five-day period, during which the family was treated to a vacation at Nemacolin Woodlands, the house was transformed by more than 100 participating contractors. The family’s return was celebrated with a Marine Color Guard, builders, neighbors and well-wishers – all duly reported by local TV stations. In recognition of his key role in the effort, Lt. Meyer was honored for his service in a special presentation by a representative of the Bantam Marine Detachment #743, along with fellow Marine veterans, at the Board of Supervisors’ July 31 meeting.