Names of family members: Calvin & Danyel Pitts
Occupation(s): Contractor and community heath worker with SIU School of Medicine. We have a construction business called BONE, LLC and also run the Southtown Training Center, a non-profit that provides construction training for people who are unemployed or underemployed.
When did you move to Enos Park? October 2013
What drew you to the neighborhood? The active neighborhood association and beautiful older homes. We were getting ready to get married and wanted a house that we could really make our own.
What kind of activities have you gotten involved in around the neighborhood? Board member, Compass after school program, neighborhood clean-ups and SIU Day of Service.
Was your house move in ready? If not, what did you have to do before you moved in? No, it was a complete renovation/remodel. It was a distressed property that we purchased from Enos Park Development.
What projects have you completed since moving in, or have planned for the near future? We transitioned our home from a duplex back to a single family home. We took it down to the studs and started over, including all new electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc. However, there were some very nice original features that we were able to save and restore, such as the winding staircase, the fireplace, and the hardwood floors.
Did you do any of the work yourself? Yes, almost all of it.
Any advice for someone contemplating a move to the neighborhood and/or a renovation project? I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
What’s your favorite thing about living in Enos Park? Living in a neighborhood that has a very active neighborhood association. Also living close to downtown and the medical district.