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Family settles into new Extreme Makeover home

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The Ellis County Press

LANACASTER – Last Thursday Lieutenant Carl Marshall and his family were introduced to their newly built home courtesy of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

The 4,000 square foot one-story home is completely wheelchair-friendly allowing Lieutenant Marshall to access all rooms and areas of the house, something he was not able to do previously.

Supporters showed up in droves to welcome the family home. Members of the Dallas Police Department, Irving Police Department, Dallas SWAT and Dallas County Sheriffs, along with the Lancaster, Red Oak and Dallas Fire Departments. Police officers from various Ellis County departments stood many hours under the blazing Texas sun in their uniforms to show their support for one of their own.

Country music superstar Trace Adkins lent his services to move different items into the house as well as shake hands with the family upon their arrival home.

The family was presented with a check for $50,000 to help pay the remaining mortgage on the previous house. The reveal was originally set for 12-2 p.m., but did not take place until about 5:30 p.m.

The final reveal would not have been possible without the many companies who gave of their time and services to make this dream a reality.

The following companies were sponsors in the project:


Acme Brick




apmDesign Photography



B&W Cabinets

Burada Custom Software Development

Berger Engineering Company

BlueScope Water

Boyd Built Buildings

California Closets

The Carousel Works


CC Tree Farms, LLC

Certified Restoration Drycleaning Network

Cheldan Homes

Compact Power

Consolidated Restaurant Operations, Inc.

Cooper Lighting/HALO

Courtney Excavation & Const. Inc.

Cousin’s Bar-B-Q


Craddock Moving & Storage

Crazy Water

D&M Power Washing

Decadent Design

Diana Hall Photography


Domino’s Pizza

Edible Arrangements

Empire Disposal LTD.


Eric L. Davis Engineering, Inc.

ESP Services, Inc.


Exstream Irriscape Services

Filter Fresh Coffee Service

Floors Inc.

Fun Time RV

Glacéau vitamin water

Golden Roots Trees

GreenWatt Energy Systems, Inc.


Harry’s Greenhouse, Inc.

Highway Internet


HR Windows

Hundley Hydraulic Sales & Service

I.O. Metro

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies

Jason’s Deli

JRJ Paving, LP

JR’s Inc. Custom Countertops

JW Electric, Inc.

Ken-Man Plumbing

Kirby Stone Company, LLC


KraftMaid Cabinetry

Lonestar Sod Farm

LP® Building Products

Marcy Construction Company

MBCI® Metal Roof and Wall Systems


Murco Wall Products, Inc.

North Davis Church of Christ

Norton Metals

OmniAmerican® Bank

Overhead Door Company of Fort Worth

Panera Bread

Pickle Juice Sport



Quick Roofing

RJW Precast LLC

RDL Supply


Select Insulation & Drywall

Semi-Trailer Big Box

Shu Bee

Silverado Ranch

Sipes Promotional Concepts

St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Suncoast Post-Tension

Top Lawn Landscape & Sprinklers

True Grit Concrete


Uncle Julio’s

United Mirror and Glass LLP

United Rentals

United Recreation Center

US Window Fashion Supply

Waddell Excavation & Paving

Walker & Co.


The Westin

Wingspan Chiropractic

XTO Energy

Zip System

Anyone to make a monetary donation to the family, please visit www.extremecheldan.com/volunteer.html for details.

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