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Disabled veteran runs into problems building his 'dream home', South Texas contractor comes to the rescue

Posted at 5:25 PM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 18:25:05-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A disabled veteran set out to build his dream home. But that dream was almost cut short until a private contractor stepped in.

After retiring from the military Pete Soliz, a disabled veteran, had enough money to build his dream home here in south Texas

“We started getting older, so we wanted to go to an area with a little bit less traffic,” said Soliz.

But after pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into building a new home for he and his wife, Pete Soliz says he eventually ran out of money.

The design that we had in paper was very nice, however when we started the structure, we started changing here and changing there it started getting more and more expensive,” said Soliz.

Soliz's home sat on a lot only half way finished for the last 8 months until a private contractor stepped in to help.

“I explained to him my scenario and I spoke to him for 8 months on a and off [and he was] trying to help me with my finances and finally he said he's going to step in and finish my home,” said Soliz.

Hugo Lara, who owns Camelot Construction, chose to help Soliz's family dream come true by finishing their forever home.

He's offered to finish building it now and take payments for the job later.

“We remember that there's other individuals that need assistance out there and we thank God for the business we do have and he (Hugo Lara) always tries to give back one way or another back to the community,” said Rob Garcia, administrator at Camelot Construction.

The cost to finish the house adds up to about $150,000. Soliz says once construction starts it should take about 45 days to finish.

“Thank you for stepping in for the disabled veterans,” said Soliz.