JOPLIN, MO– Today, executives with ABC’s Emmy-award winning reality TV show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition announced that the scope of the show’s upcoming build in Joplin will be one of the largest in the history of the wildly popular program. Led by Southwest Missouri home builder Sam Clifton, president of Millstone Custom Homes, the October Joplin project will build seven homes in seven days for families who suffered losses in the May tornado that destroyed much of the city. The project is being developed with the goal of providing “anchor” construction that not only will directly benefit families in need, but also can provide the foundation for rebuilding an entire segment of the city’s decimated housing stock. The weeklong Extreme build will take place in Joplin, beginning on October 19.
The show’s worldwide audience of millions of viewers will attract global attention to the city’s rebuilding efforts and to the profound character and resiliency of members of the Joplin community.
The effort will be a massive undertaking that – with the help of the HBA of Southwest Missouri and others – mobilizes between thousands of local building professionals, tradespersons, and volunteers to benefit multiple Joplin families, and the overall community.
“When we heard of the extreme devastation in Joplin, it was beyond apparent that our team needed to join forces with the many other organizations and come help repair this city,” said EMHE Executive Producer Brady Connell. “This will be our most challenging project yet and we will need the support of thousands of volunteers, businesses and community members to build seven structures in seven days. We are beyond excited to play a role in restoring this great city!”
Clifton is the 2010 Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield Builder Member of the Year. Millstone Custom Homes is also a member of the Home Builders Association of Southwest Missouri in Joplin. This is Clifton’s second time to lead a build for the popular ABC television program. In 2009, Millstone Custom Homes successfully led a southwest Missouri build project that provided a new home for the Hampton family in Ash Grove, Missouri.
“Building these seven homes in seven days will be one of the most ambitious construction projects ever attempted in our area,” said Clifton. “We are thrilled to be a part of this massive undertaking. It will be no small task, but our team is eager to help rebuild Joplinin the aftermath of the devastation we experienced in May.”
About ABC-TV’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”
The Emmy award winning reality program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” now entering its 9th 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 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET on ABC.
About Millstone Custom Homes
As a second-generation builder, Sam Clifton has dedicated most of his life to learning his trade. Starting when he was a young boy, Sam worked for his father’s construction company. From pouring cement foundations to installing drywall, Sam learned every aspect of the building process. To further pursue his passion for building, Sam also earned a Construction Management degree from Missouri State University. While completing his formal education, Sam continued to learn on the job, building houses with his father. Today, Sam and his talented wife Michelle team up to provide their clients with outstanding design-build services. It’s their Millstone mission to bring new homes to life for couples and families. Raising their own three children in the Ozarks, Sam and Michelle are true neighbors to many of their clients. They forge a bond and friendship with their clients that lives on long after the new home is complete. You can experience the Millstone difference when you walk into one of our custom homes and look around. No two Millstone homes are alike. Each home is designed with all your preferences in mind. To learn more visit http://www.millstonehomesllc.com.
PLANNING NOTE TO MEDIA:
To schedule print or broadcast interviews with lead builderSam Clifton, contactMatt Morrowat (417) 838-7009. Cliftonis available for live or pre-recorded interviews in studio, on location, or by telephone for media outlets inJoplin,Springfield, and other surrounding media markets.