Joel's Creative Touch Program

Changing Lives - One Room at a Time

As many of you may already know, the owners of Loudoun Property Solutions, Doug and Esme Guevara, have a special needs son, Joel. His diagnosis has truly made them appreciate the value of life.  Joel was diagnosed with a rare disorder, KCNQ2, which is a gene involved in the proper functioning of a potassium channel in the brain. KCNQ2 developmental and epileptic encephalopathy causes seizures during infancy and developmental disabilities ranging from mild to severe. Inspired by Joel’s smile and determination, Doug and his wife, Esme, decided that they wanted to find a way to brighten the lives of other special needs children and their families by using LPS expertise to transform bedrooms of special needs children into bright, happy places where they can live and learn.

That is why they launched a very special program in February 2020, Joel’s Creative Touch, especially for the special needs family community here in Loudoun County, VA. 

Knowing that some children have to spend a lot of time in their bedrooms, this program aims to make those rooms a sanctuary and a happy place for the whole family to hang out!  At least once a quarter, LPS will select a qualifying special needs child to receive a free room makeover!

Doug and baby Joel hard at work.

How to Participate:

If you would like to nominate your special needs child, please complete the application and someone from Loudoun Property Solutions will be in touch with you soon! Please feel free to forward this page to anyone who might be interested! Doug and Esme are committed to giving back to the community by spreading awareness, unity and hope. We look forward to seeing some BIG smiles!

A very Special Thanks to our sponsor, Evolution Paint in Ashburn, VA!

JCT Transformations Gallery

Madison's Room - Leesburg, VA

July 2020: This is Madison’s room. Mom requested shiplap, chose a crystal chandelier light fixture, and beautiful pink paint for her room makeover. They love their new room and we’re happy we could help! 

Joseph's Room - Aldie, VA

June 2020: Joseph has cerebral palsy and spends a lot of time in his bedroom. Joseph’s mom asked us to create an interesting architectural accent wall using wood trim and contrasting paint. We finished by brightening up the rest of his bedroom with a pale blue paint and bright white trim. Our carpenters loved this project and LPS hopes Joseph and family love his new room!

Harper's Room - Aldie, VA

August 2020: This is Harper’s room. Harper wanted a Disney princess bedroom transformation. We added a crystal chandelier fan. Painted existing B&B walls a nice pink and blue. Harper was so happy as was mom with the transformation. We just love the way the crystals on the light fixture cast a sparkly glow all over the room!

Front Porch Restoration - Leesburg, VA

APRIL 2020: A family contacted us to get an estimate to have their front porch renovated. Their special needs kids loved to play in that area but the railings and posts had deteriorated and they were concerned about their safety. We are so excited to have been able to make this a safe and beautiful space for this family to enjoy!

Brady's Room - Purcellville, VA

MARCH 2020: Brady had a lot of opinions about how he wanted his bedroom. He loves bright colors and rainbows. We were thrilled to make his room a happy place!

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