Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to feature Pella® products


April 17 episode marks 27th donation of Pella windows or doors

PELLA, IA – April 14, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — The Sun., April 17, episode of ABC television network’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (EMHE) will include energy-efficient Pella windows and doors donated by Pella Windows & Doors. The episode will air at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central on ABC-TV.

The makeover outside Wichita, Kan., marks the 27th appearance of Pella products to help complete the new home construction for a deserving family featured in the series. The new home features energy-efficient Pella® windows and patio doors with a black EnduraClad® protective exterior finish, made in Carroll and Pella, Iowa. In addition, Pella Impervia® fiberglass windows made in Murray, Ky., are featured in one of the home’s bathrooms.

Pella Windows & Doors representatives from Wichita and Hutchinson, Kan., together with Pella Certified Contractor(SM) (PCC) Honey Do Homes of Wichita volunteered to complete installation.

“For the eighth consecutive year, Pella was pleased to again partner with ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ to create better views for this deserving family,” said Kathy Krafka Harkema, Pella Corporation spokesperson. “Pella proudly worked with Bob Cook Homes in creating the highly-accessible home that will help make life easier for the family.”

Each episode features a race against time on a project that would normally take at least four months to achieve, involving designers, contractors and several hundred workers who have just seven days to build an entire house plus the exterior and landscaping. Viewers see the transformation of the home and the reactions and emotions of the deserving homeowners.

Previous episodes

Pella products were included on 26 previous episodes of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” providing new or renovated homes for deserving families in Moorhead, Minn./(Fargo, ND area); Maple Heights, Ohio; Woodlawn, Tenn.; Suffield, Ct.; Albert Lea, Minn.; Geneva, N.Y.; Fairmont, W. Va.; the California cities of Los Angeles, Martinez and Penngrove; and the New Jersey cities of Bergenfield and Irvington. In addition, Pella has provided windows and doors for homes featured on the show in Billings, Mont.; Alma, Ark.; near New Orleans, La.; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Clarksville, Tenn.; Bountiful, Utah; Purdy, Mo.; Biloxi, Miss.; Berry, Ky.; Minot, N.D.; Gladbrook, Iowa; Kansas City, Mo.; Las Vegas, Nev.; and Albany, N.Y.

About “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

The Emmy award-winning reality program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” in its eighth season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It’s executive-produced by Brady Connell and George Verschoor. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The show airs Sundays from 8-9 p.m. ET on ABC.

About Pella

Pella Corporation is a leader in designing, testing, manufacturing and installing quality windows and doors for new construction, remodeling and replacement applications.

As a family-owned and professionally managed privately-held company, Pella is known for its 86-year history of making innovative products, providing quality service and delivering on customer satisfaction. Headquartered in Pella, Iowa, the company is committed to incorporating new technologies, increasing productivity, and practicing environmental stewardship to create satisfied customers.

Pella manufactures quality windows, patio doors and entry door systems sold through a Direct Sales Network operating Pella® Window & Door Showrooms across the United States and Canada. For more information, call 888-847-3552 or visit pella.com. Follow Pella on Twitter.com @Pella_News, on Facebook at facebook.com/pellawindowsanddoors, and on YouTube at youtube.com/pellawindowsanddoors

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