“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” to feature Pella® products


Dec. 5 marks 25th donation of Pella windows, doors

PELLA, IA – December 2, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — The Sun., Dec. 5, episode of ABC television network’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (EMHE) will include energy-efficient Pella windows and doors windows donated by Pella Corporation. The episode will air at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central on ABC-TV.

The makeover in Maple Heights, Ohio, in the greater Cleveland area, marks the 25th donation of Pella products used in construction of a new home for a deserving family. The new Tudor style home will feature durable, energy-efficient Pella® Impervia® windows made in Murray, Ky., Pella fiberglass entry door systems created in Fairfield, Ohio, and a Designer Series® wood patio door crafted in Pella, Iowa.

Local Pella Window & Door distributors from the Bedford Heights team in the Cleveland area donated installation, together with those designated as a local Pella Certified ContractorSM and others who volunteered to support the project.

“Pella proudly partnered with “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” to create better views for this deserving Ohio family,” said Kathy Krafka Harkema, Pella Corporation spokesperson. “Since this family lives with complications of diabetes, Pella was especially proud to help, as our team has raised more than $1.7 million for diabetes research through the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) over the years,” she said. “It was an honor for Pella to help this family and partner with Marous Brothers Construction in the inspiring build that will help make life easier for this 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 24 previous episodes of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” providing new or renovated homes for deserving families in 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 85-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.

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