Congratulations to our client, Minnesota Exteriors for their participation in an upcoming episode of ABC's television show, Extreme Makeover Home Edition. The popular TV show, that builds a new home for a deserving family in less than one week, recently announced that it had selected the Morris family of St. Paul, MN for this amazing gift.

Hundreds of people gathered on October 2nd, to surprise the Morris family to tell them they'll be getting a new home. Sandy Morris is an important part of her community and provides day care for many children in St. Paul. Unfortunately her 100 year old home, the home she grew up in, is in despair and unless it is fixed Sandy will be unable to renew her daycare license this winter.

To the people in Sandy's neighborhood she is more than just a day care provider. She is a teacher and a friend. Sandy lives with her 2 children and is known to those who love her as “Tia Sandy”, or Aunt Sandy in Spanish. She gave up a promising teaching career 14 years ago when she herself could not find quality day care for her daughter. Since then she has been providing a safe learning environment for the children of St. Paul.

The project will begin on October 2nd and be completed on October 9th when they "Move That Bus" and reveal the new home to the family. The show will air later this season on ABC. Minnesota Exteriors has generously donated all the materials and manpower to install James Hardie siding and Windsor windows in the new home. During tough economic times, the overwhelming generosity of Minnesota Exteriors, the builder TJB Homes and all of the other companies involved in this project really is quite amazing. You can learn more about this project here.

This is the second time the team at Minnesota Exteriors has participated on the popular television show. In 2007, MEI installed James Hardie siding on the home built for the Swenson-Lee family in Minnetonka. That landmark show was the series' 100th episode, and made national news due to the tragic circumstances surrounding the family. here.