Some area contractors are helping a local builder make a dream come true for a former U.S. Marine sergeant and his wife. 
Construction is well underway on a new home in Butler Twp. that will be donated to Daniel and Theresa Erlandson. 
The finished home will be worth an estimated $400,000, with all the materials and labor provided without charge. 
Fifteen workers from the Monroe-based Mid-Miami Roofing took advantage of the sunny weather on Monday to install the roof.
The home will be a duplex, enabling the Erlandsons to rent out half of it to help pay bills, according to the spearhead behind the project, American Trademark Construction CEO Steve Risner. 
Risner said the Erlandsons story touched his heart and those of all the vendors who have rallied to make the project a reality. 
Daniel Erlandson, a Purple Heart recipient, served multiple tours of duty in Afghanistan, the last in 2013 when a truck he was …
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