THOMPSON HOMES JOINS
ABC’S “EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION”
TO BUILD A NEW HOME FOR A SPECIAL OWENSBORO AREA FAMILY
Local, Family-Owned Builder to Lead 7-Day Home Build for Deserving Tri-State Family
OWENSBORO, KY (AUGUST 20, 2009) – Thompson Homes announced today that they will be joining ABC-TV’s Emmy
award-winning, hit reality show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for an early September community effort that will
include the construction of a new home in just seven days for a special Owensboro area family. Thompson Homes was
selected by this popular network television program to oversee and implement an intense one-week construction of a
new home. Five families are being considered for the makeover within a 20-mile radius of Owensboro and one family
will be chosen next month.
Thompson Homes was selected because of their outstanding reputation of giving back to the community and providing
quality homes in the Owensboro area for 61 years. Well-known in the Owensboro area, Thompson Homes is a Family-
Owned 3rd Generation homebuilder and remains committed to creating quality, lifestyle communities.
“Nick and I were raised in families that believed you must give back to your community to make the lives of those
individuals better in some way, even a small way,” said Tommy Thompson, owner of Thompson Homes, Inc. “when
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition called us, their was no doubt we were willing to take on the task!”
Thompson Homes is building this home construction project for a family in need, but also to give the community the
opportunity to get involved in a very worthwhile project. In order to be a community-wide success, the ABC-TV’s
“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” – Thompson Homes building project needs all types of volunteers to donate their
time, including volunteer skilled construction labor, food and beverages – as well as people to serve the workers
around the clock during construction, and monetary sponsor support to help pay for the material costs and incidentals.
Construction begins on September 5, 2009 with the Door Knock.
“We are simply the captains steering the ship, that the community in Owensboro and throughout the Tri-State region
will provide the manpower, supplies, and financial resources to make the project happen,” said Nick Thompson, Vice
President of Operations for Thompson Homes, Inc.
Interested individuals and businesses can get more information on how to volunteer time, talent, donate to the family
fund, and other donations at www.extremethompsonhomes.com.
ABC-TV’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”
Each episode is self-contained and features a race against time on a project that would ordinarily take at least four
months, involving a team of designers, contractors and several hundred workers who have just seven days (106 hours
for the actual construction) to rebuild an entire house – every room, the exterior and landscaping.
The lives of the lucky families are forever changed when they learn that they have been selected to have their home
walls moved, their floors replaced and their facades radically changed … or even have their home demolished and
rebuilt from scratch.
Each episode begins with team leader/carpenter Ty Pennington’s “Good morning!” wake-up call, when he and the
design team – including Paul DiMeo, Paige Hemmis, Michael Moloney, Ed Sanders, Tanya McQueen, Preston Sharp and
Eduardo Xol – surprise the unsuspecting family that their home has been chosen to receive a makeover.
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Viewers witness the unbelievable transformation of the house and, during the final and emotional reveal, they also see
how it has impacted the lives of the deserving families.
About ABC-TVs “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” The Emmy award winning reality program “Extreme Makeover:
Home Edition,” now in its 7th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It’s executive-
produced by Anthony Dominici. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America.
The show airs on Sundays 8/7c on the ABC Television Network; the series premiered December 3, 2003. Visit the Extreme
Makeover: Home Edition website for more information.
FOR MORE INFORMATION,
CONTACT DAVE SILVERT
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