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Monday, June 10, 2019

Service: A family - and a company - tradition

Originally published on DiscoverMuskego.com, this Web site's predecessor, back in late 2017/early 2018.

The Muskego Lions Club: A family – and a company – tradition

You may know the Muskego Lions Club from one or more of the many favorite community traditions around town that it either runs or participates in – staples like the Easter Egg Hunt, Fortune 5000, National Night Out, Muskego Fest, food baskets at Thanksgiving, Country Christmas, Breakfast with Santa, the Peace Poster Contest in the schools, and trash pickup along Racine Avenue as part of the Adopt-A-Highway program. Perhaps you participated in the club’s ice fishing jamboree in some way this past February, once an annual event many years ago that the club hopes to revive after a long absence on the community calendar. Maybe you, a family member, or a friend benefitted from one of the club’s many college scholarships over the years. Or a vision screening. Or help paying for eyeglasses. Maybe – just maybe – you or someone close to you even got help for a drug addiction because of information and resources provided by the club.

Well, for one particular family – and business – involvement in the Muskego Lions Club runs deep. Really deep. Don and Jenny Reidy, owners of remodeling and construction contractor Estate Services, are longtime active members of the club. Don is a past president, while Jenny chairs the club’s Holly’s Hope committee, named for one of the couple’s three daughters who tragically passed away a number of years ago after a heroin overdose. One of Estate Services’ carpenters, Steve Caylor, is an active member of the club, as is his wife, well-known Muskego realtor Bonnie Johnson. Business manager Aaron S. Robertson is slated to serve as the club’s president next year. The firm’s accounting team, Gary and Charlotte Stewart, of Stewart & Stewart, are also longtime club members, and their involvement with Lions extends to leadership teams and committees across the state.

Last year, Don and Steve donated their time to building a wheelchair ramp for a disabled child here in Muskego, while the club picked up the costs of materials for the project.

And now, that bond between the Estate Services team and the Muskego Lions Club is about to run even deeper, as Don donates his 1939 Ford 9N tractor, including attachments, to the club, to be raffled off to one lucky winner at the club’s 2018 ice fishing jamboree on February 3rd at Danny Haskell's Pub & Grill. But for Don, this is no ordinary tractor – this is the one that literally launched his business over 30 years ago offering tractor grading services. Raffle tickets are now actively being sold, and run $10 per ticket or 3 for $25, with all proceeds benefiting the extraordinary work that the Lions club does around town. For further info, you can see any Lion, or send an e-mail to icefishing@yahoo.com.

In recent years, Don and the team have greatly expanded their portfolio of work to include a more robust variety of service offerings, moving from the exterior to the interior. Whereas once Estate Services and its precursors under different tradenames was known for its tractor grading, hardscapes, landscape design work, and outdoor kitchens and other exterior amenities, the company now largely focuses on indoor remodeling. Kitchens, bathrooms, and lower levels, in particular, have become specialties of the business. Estate Services seeks to be a one-stop-shop for home repair, home improvement, and remodeling needs in Muskego and surrounding communities.

Both Estate Services and the Muskego Lions Club continue to work hard, both individually and together, building dreams around town and touching lives.

For further information on the Muskego Lions Club, visit its Web site at www.muskegolionsclub.com, and its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/muskegolionsclub.

For further information on Estate Services, visit its Web site at www.drestateservices.com, and its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/drestateservices.

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