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The True Meaning of Christmas


With the hustle and bustle of the Christmas holiday just behind us, we are all settling back into our normal daily routines.

But for one Atlanta family, what used to be that normal daily routine has been forever changed for the better because one local company decided to forgo bonuses and gifts for each other and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.Christmas 1

When she woke up the morning of December 20, just five days before Christmas, one special Atlanta woman and her three-year-old twin girls had no idea their lives would be changed by total strangers that day.

That morning, the twins’ mother did what she had been doing for years. With no car, she caught two different busses to get to the first of her two jobs.

But that day when she arrived at work, the team from local company Turnkey Construction & Roofing was waiting for her with gifts that company personnel had worked hard to gather and prepare. And the team had also brought Santa along to share the gifts with her toddlers.

“The look on their faces was worth everything we did to make this day happen,” said Turnkey Vice President, David Lewgood. “And when she realized that all of the gifts for her and the girls – the toys, clothing, home goods, groceries and bicycles – were not even the team’s biggest gift, she began to cry and that’s when I started to cry,” he added. “Since I was playing Santa that day, I had to pull it together quickly for the girls.”

What was the big gift you ask? The Turnkey team presented this special family with a car – a 2008 Toyota Corolla! And, they threw in the insurance for an entire year, as well as a $500 gas card!

“She was the first person who came to mind when Turnkey approached our church looking to bless a family for Christmas,” said an Atlanta pastor who wishes to remain anonymous. “She takes three forms of public transportation – a bus, a train and then another bus – to get to work every day, she is never late, never complains and always has a positive, upbeat attitude,” he added.

“Being blessed with our recent success at Turnkey, there was never a question that we would give back,” said Turnkey Vice President of Operations, Karl Ek. “In the early years of struggling to build our company, it wasn’t possible, but we always said we would bless others in our community as soon as we could,” he said.

“It gives our entire team great joy to know that we made the lives of this family a little better,” said Turnkey President, Deanna Ek. “You always hear people Christmas 3say it is better to give than to receive,” she added. “We couldn’t have received a better gift than the feeling our team had helping change this family’s lives for the better.”

Turnkey Construction & Roofing is a veteran-owned, woman-owned business headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Our team has more than 50 years of combined experience in commercial and residential construction. That experience and tireless commitment to client satisfaction gives us the ability to handle your construction project with precision and integrity from beginning to end. Turnkey opened its doors in 2010 and our humble beginning has taught us how important cultivating strong client relationships is to the success of our business. Complete customer satisfaction is our goal and the greatest form of recognition we can receive. Our business goals are focused on quality workmanship, strong and lasting client relationships, and great attention to detail on every project. More information can be found at