Everett Wallace and Gary Rose in front of the Wallaces' new house, built by HBA board member Gary Rose on the site of their old home. The previous house was totaled in the storm, along with the Wallaces' cars and possessions."
Joplin homebuilder Gary Rose in front of a new house under construction on South Wingate street in Joplin. Rose built 18 new homes in the year following the tornado.
Tornado survivors Eileen and Everett Wallace with dog Gus with homebuilder and Joplin HBA board member Gary Rose in front of the Wallace’s new home in Joplin. “I told Everett, ‘Gary Rose is the only builder I know.’” says Eileen Wallace. “‘I trust Gary, I know he builds a good house, and I know he’s not going to leave town.’” Says Gary Rose: “I’m in this for the long haul.”