Monday, March 16 2009
The president of Carmel-based The Estridge Companies says he never dreamed his company would be in the national spotlight. Paul Estridge, Jr. received the news a few weeks ago that popular TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition wanted Estridge to lead the construction team in building a home for an Indianapolis family. The company has built more than 7,000 homes in central Indiana, but this build will be unique requiring work to be completed in one week and all products and labor must be donated. Estridge will begin work March 27 when the family is revealed. The Indianapolis episode is slated to be the two-hour season finale scheduled to air May 17.
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Coming to Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS (March 16, 2009) – Central Indiana’s premier home builder, The Estridge Companies, announced today it will join the Emmy Award-winning, hit television show ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to build a new home for a deserving local family.
“Estridge is excited to build a home for ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and help change the lives of a deserving Indianapolis family,” said Paul Estridge, Jr., president & chief servant of The Estridge Companies.
“In addition to our talented team of professionals at Estridge, we’re also reaching out to our generous community for their support. We encourage everyone to get involved in any way they can to help change an Indianapolis family’s life forever.”
The Indianapolis episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is slated to be the two-hour season finale and is tentatively scheduled to air on Sunday, May 17, exactly one week before the Indianapolis 500.
“The City of Indianapolis is pleased to be the site of an extreme build,” said Mayor Greg Ballard. “This will not only help a deserving family, but it also will demonstrate to the world how this community works together to honor and support its everyday heroes.”
Estridge, along with subcontractors, suppliers, volunteers and sponsors, will lead a construction team in building a home in one incredible week that will uphold the highest standards of quality craftsmanship, design and energy efficiency.
On Friday, March 27, one lucky family will be surprised when Ty Pennington, team leader of the show, and his design team knock on their front door to learn their home has been chosen for the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
“We consider it a privilege and honor to be selected for this build,” said Scott Comer, vice president of field operations at Estridge. “The Estridge approach is to build homes like we would build for our own family, and this one will be no different.”
“Estridge is exactly the kind of partner we’re looking for to help us reward and honor Heroes in the Community,” said Conrad Ricketts, executive producer of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
While Estridge has built more than 7,000 homes in central Indiana, this Extreme build will be unique in two ways: It will be completed in one week and all products and labor must be donated. While an estimated 90 Estridge employees will donate their time, the company also is recruiting community volunteers to provide time, support and resources to help ensure the success of this life-altering project for the family chosen.
Individuals and companies interested in volunteering time, talent and financial resources can learn more at www.estridge.com.
“Indianapolis is well-known for its spirit of volunteerism,” Paul Estridge said. “We’re confident the community will come together with generosity of spirit and neighbor-helping-neighbor desire to together build a new home for a deserving family.”
Source: Inside INdiana Business & The Estridge Companies