In 2020 the Challenge Program completed construction on two row homes at the corner of 7th and Church Streets on Wilmington’s East Side. This complicated historic rehab features two affordable rental apartments above a restaurant called Jerry Dean’s, owned by Charly Evol Bass, a long-time East Side resident and a great client.
"Hi Andrew, I just wanted to reach out and thank you in abundance for the work that The Challenge Program has done for Jerry Deen’s. I can’t express enough gratitude for your staff and students, they were always professional and open for all ideas. This program has had an amazing impact not only in my life for my business, but the community as a whole. Thanks for seeing this project through and your team in constant communication with me throughout. I have to also add the comfort in my apartment overtop of the restaurant. It’s convenient it’s modern and the work you guys did on the design is impeccable. So again I thank you for all The Challenge Program has done to assist me in my vision. Jerry Deen’s is all that I could have imagined and more. Please keep up the outstanding work."