Secret Santa contractors reveal renovated basement to Agar family


ROCKFORD, Mich (WOOD) – After nearly a year of broken promises, the Agar family of Rockford finally got the happy ending they were hoping for, and it happened just before Christmas.

“Oh, the best Christmas ever,” Becki Agar said.

It’s a story News 8 has been following since November when Target 8 investigation an entrepreneur from the Rockford area. He was accused of taking money from this family and failing to carry out a house building project.

A Santa’s Secret Entrepreneur addressed the newsroom and met the family.

Soon after, his team and other volunteers began renovating the basement, which initially was not suited to Johhny Agar’s needs.

The 27-year-old has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair.

“There was a sense of urgency,” said the entrepreneur.

After four weeks of work on the project, the construction and design teams were finally able to make the big unveiling two days before Christmas.

After four weeks of work on the project, the construction and design teams were finally able to make the big reveal to the Agar family two days before Christmas.

“It was such an answered prayer and such a blessing that the Secret Santa entrepreneur stepped forward. And this whole army of people showed up and did that for Johnny and it was absolutely amazing, ”said Becki, Johnny’s mom.

As she, Johnny and her sister walked down the stairs, their eyes were covered with a black blindfold. Once they were able to lift the coating, they were extremely surprised at what they saw.

Their eyes were wide open and tearful as they gazed at Johnny’s new living space which is now ADA accessible.

There is now more space for Johnny to move around in his wheelchair and the devices are accessible to Johnny.

“Johnny with his limitations can really do a lot of things here that he couldn’t have done before,” said the entrepreneur.

It is estimated that the project cost over $ 112,000 at no cost to the family.

The absent entrepreneur made up for his mistakes and contributed the $ 9,000 he owed the family to the project.

“It makes me very happy to know that he did his best and I hope he feels better about it,” Becki said.

Johnny, who was the site manager for the project, worked countless hours to make sure everyone was on task.

He received the employee of the month award. He worked enough to earn over $ 1,000, which went towards renovations.

“One of the things I try to do… is try to demonstrate how grateful I am with my actions, not with words,” Johnny said. “This is exactly what I have to do in this space, I have to use it for its intended purpose and it is to work as hard as possible because I have been inspired by all of you and your dedication.”

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