'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' to Feature Pella® Products

— Jan. 2 episode marks 26th donation of Pella windows or doors —

Dec 22, 2010, 16:00 ET from Pella Corporation

PELLA, Iowa, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sun., Jan. 2, episode of ABC television network's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (EMHE) will include energy-efficient Pella windows and doors donated by Pella Windows & Doors. The episode will air at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central on ABC-TV.

The makeover in Moorhead, Minn., in the greater Fargo, N.D. area marks the 26th appearance of Pella products to help complete the new home construction for a deserving family featured in the series. The new Prairie style home features energy-efficient Pella® Architect Series® windows and patio doors with a Honeysuckle-colored EnduraClad® protective exterior finish, made in Sioux Center, Pella and Shenandoah, Iowa. In addition, a prefinished Craftsman-style Pella fiberglass entry door system made in Fairfield, Ohio will grace the entryway.  

In this episode, the family's existing home was moved to a new location to provide a home for another family. Pella donated ENERGY STAR® -qualified almond-colored Encompass by Pella® vinyl windows to update that home.

The Pella manufacturing team in Murray, Ky., crafted the vinyl windows. Pella team members from Fargo and Minneapolis areas assisted with installation, together with local contractors who volunteered their time to support the project.

"For the eighth consecutive year, Pella was pleased to again partner with 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' to create better views for these two deserving families," said Kathy Krafka Harkema, Pella Corporation spokesperson. "Pella welcomed the opportunity to again work with Heritage Homes in creating the beautiful homes that will help make life easier for each of these families." Pella previously donated windows and doors installed in the EMHE home in Minot, N.D. Heritage Homes built in 2006 for the Bliven 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 25 previous episodes of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," providing new or renovated homes for deserving families in Maple Heights, Ohio; 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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