Trim-Tex is honored to welcome Sam Smith, Founder and CEO of the Perry Mansion Cultural Center to our Design and Training Center. Smith, a real estate developer and former resident of a public housing development on the West Side of Chicago, was inspired to help his crime-ridden community by converting the burned down drug house into a place of inspiration for his community. After Smith bought the house, he had a dream that inspired him to convert it into a community center with art and music programs. Smith used his own contracting experience to restore the building and convert it to a safe space for the community. By implementing cultural and artistic programs in inner-city areas, opportunities are created for the youth that can help improve their future.