Family settles into new Extreme Makeover home
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:
Burada Custom Software Development
Berger Engineering Company
Boyd Built Buildings
The Carousel Works
CC Tree Farms, LLC
Certified Restoration Drycleaning Network
Consolidated Restaurant Operations, Inc.
Courtney Excavation & Const. Inc.
Craddock Moving & Storage
D&M Power Washing
Diana Hall Photography
Empire Disposal LTD.
Eric L. Davis Engineering, Inc.
ESP Services, Inc.
Exstream Irriscape Services
Filter Fresh Coffee Service
Fun Time RV
Glacéau vitamin water
Golden Roots Trees
GreenWatt Energy Systems, Inc.
Harry’s Greenhouse, Inc.
Hundley Hydraulic Sales & Service
Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies
JRJ Paving, LP
JR’s Inc. Custom Countertops
JW Electric, Inc.
Kirby Stone Company, LLC
Lonestar Sod Farm
LP® Building Products
Marcy Construction Company
MBCI® Metal Roof and Wall Systems
Murco Wall Products, Inc.
North Davis Church of Christ
Overhead Door Company of Fort Worth
Pickle Juice Sport
RJW Precast LLC
Select Insulation & Drywall
Semi-Trailer Big Box
Sipes Promotional Concepts
St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Top Lawn Landscape & Sprinklers
True Grit Concrete
United Mirror and Glass LLP
United Recreation Center
US Window Fashion Supply
Waddell Excavation & Paving
Walker & Co.
Anyone to make a monetary donation to the family, please visit www.extremecheldan.com/volunteer.html for details.