Driver SPG Completes Two More Renovations for the ALS Association of Orange County!

Driver SPG, in partnership with the ALS Association of Orange County and a team of dedicated subcontractors, has recently completed two more home renovations for individuals in Orange County currently living with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  As a result of the degenerative disease, patients are restricted to a wheel chair and require modifications such as medical beds, lifts, ramps, and other ADA equipment to be installed in their homes.

Together, the two renovations total more than $40,000 in value and required more than 550 hours of volunteer labor. Of course, we would not have been able to do this work without the generous donations of our subcontractors. We would like to say a big THANK YOU to HyTech Tile, SunWest Electric, Bruin Painting, AMS, Ganahl Lumber, Lindsay Lumber Co., Riley Electric, HM Flooring, Perfection Plumbing, Sheward & Son & Sons, and Glazing Concepts.


Jody Black, who lives in Mission Viejo with her husband Todd and their two daughters, has been diagnosed with ALS for 17 months and it has affected her ability to speak as well as weakening the movement of her limbs. Driver SPG worked with the Black’s to design a new downstairs bathroom that would be accessible for Jody and meet her needs as her mobility slows down. The renovated bathroom can easily be accessed by a wheelchair and allows plenty of space for transferring into a shower chair. The scope of work included:

  • Extending wall of existing bathroom
  • Waterproofed and tiled entire room
  • Installed new fixtures
  • New sink and granite countertop
  • New mirror
  • New shower curtain
  • Widened doorway to ADA requirements


Carolyn Castellanos lives in Cypress with her husband Richard and son Cody. She has been diagnosed with ALS for almost a year and is slowly transitioning from using a walker to a wheelchair. However, the hallway in her house was narrow and did not allow for a powered wheelchair to turn into the master bedroom, spare bedroom, or office. In addition, the floors in each room were carpeted and would make it difficult for a wheelchair to maneuver. Renovations include:

  • Remove wall between spare bedroom and office
  • Pour concrete ramps in front of house and in garage
  • Create alcove in hallway for wheelchair access
  • New hardwood floors in hallway and all bedrooms
  • New electrical fixtures and A/C vent
  • New double-wide doors
  • New closet doors
  • Paint throughout hallway, spare room, and office