With the kickoff on Veterans Day, November 11, 2014, ULTRA Company’s Capital Construction Division completed construction of a new Training Center for the Paralyzed Veterans of America. This Conference and Training Center, on the 2nd floor of its headquarters in Washington, D.C., was built in honor of the late Jeffrey Carlton, a longtime supporter of Paralyzed Veterans, and donor of the largest monetary gift in the organization’s history. Mr. Carlton passed away in September 2012 and named Paralyzed Veterans of America as one of four charitable organizations who received an estate gift which will provide at least $50 million over the next two decades. Mr. Carlton’s gifts to the four charities were widely recognized as the 10th largest commitment in the U.S. during 2013.
ULTRA was honored to be selected as the construction company that brought PVA’s vision for a conference and training center to reality. The new spaces feature accessible design and retractable glass walls to maximize the existing area. The center also includes state-of-the-art-video conferencing so that Paralyzed Veterans can maintain close contact with staff who assist veterans throughout the country.
Mike Piantedosi, president of ULTRA Company and Paul Fangmeyer, Director of ULTRA’s Corporate Interiors Division were in attendance at the dedication on November 10, with Al Kovach Jr., national president of Paralyzed Veterans of America, the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors and the Trustee of the estate of Jeff Carlton.