PBS Contractors, Southwest Florida’s Concierge Builder®, raised nearly $2,000 for Collier-Lee Honor Flight at their semi-annual barbecue fundraiser. The April 5th barbecue at PBS Contractors’ office brought in more than 200 people including members of the Collier-Lee Honor Flight Board and three WWII Veterans – Don Shreve, Bob Naun, and Cooper Shields.

The mission of Collier-Lee Honor Flight is to transport local Veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honoring their service and sacrifices. These trips are provided at no cost for the Veterans and rely heavily on public support.

Kristi Pickard, PBS’ Executive Assistant, and Collier-Lee Honor Flight Board Member expresses her feelings on why she chose to volunteer to this organization:

“As a daughter of a Vietnam Veteran, it was difficult watching my father struggle with the adversity of being forcefully drafted for a war that many people did not support, and some of those very people expressed hate towards the service Vietnam GIs provided. This adversity emotionally scarred many in addition to the PTSD veterans often experience. The way he was treated from day one – being drafted by the USArmy – to his last day – coming home, injured and being hated for something he was forced to partake in.

“Upon learning the details of what the Honor Flight does to honor our ‘True American Heroes,’ my husband and I had to be a part of this cause. Since our four sons have joined the military (3 USMC; 1 USAF), my father has been able to open up more about his time in the service/war, encouraging him to heal the pain he carries to this day. He too will have the opportunity to be a part of an Honor Flight, as a War Hero, and receive the closure, and love from the people, he was never given.”


Since 1986, PBS Contractors’ mission has been to construct more than just superior custom residential and commercial spaces – their purpose statement is We Build Better Lives for Our Team, for Our Clients, and for Our Community. Consisting of 28 Fundamentals, THE PBS WAY is what separates them from other builders and earned them the reputation of “Southwest Florida’s Concierge Builder®.” Located at 4395 Corporate Square in Naples, please visit pbscontractors.com or call (239) 643-6527 for more information.

Members of the Collier-Lee Honor Flight Board, WWII Veteran Don Sherve and Aome Rogers, Marketing Coordinator for PBS Contractors

PBS Contractors Field Manager Brent Hernandez, Assistant Project Manager Christina Pagini Hatch, and Deborah Moriarty, Realtor

PBS Contractors Senior Relationship Manager Mario Valle, Executive Director for Holocaust Museum and Education Center of Southwest Florida Susan Suarez, and Tim Morrison of The Holocaust Museum and Education Center of Southwest Florida.

Dr. Katie Paschall, PBS Contractors Executive Assistant Kristi Miller Pickard, CEO Russell A Budd, and Stephanie and Steven Kissinger