Deserving Family Selected for "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"
An Annapolis-based builder is starting the production process for "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" this week.
It's official—a family has been selected for ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (EMHE) and an Annapolis-based builder will be building their new home.
In July, Patch reported that show producers had selected the Fusion Companies, an Annapolis-based company to build a home for the show. However that was contingent on one thing—finding a deserving local family to build the home for.
Monday morning the company announced on Facebook that the search for that family is over.
"A HUGE 'Thank You' goes out to everyone that nominated a family for Extreme Makeover Home Edition," reads the Facebook post.
This will be a life-changing episode for one local family.
"So many deserving families out there, we wish we could build a home for everyone," continues the post. "But EMHE has chosen a family, so we're off and running. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS, DONORS, ETC. More updates to come. We start home design this week! STAY TUNED AND STEP UP!"
Wes Sims, president of the Fusion Companies, expressed his excitement.
"I am very honored and overwhelmed at the same time to be offered the opportunity," said Sims.
Sims said he couldn’t comment on where the family came from, or if it was one of the many families Patch readers wrote in to nominate for the show.
"I don't know—we're given very limited detail on the family in the first couple of weeks," Sims said. "There's no distinct indication on the origin of the family."
Is the family in Annapolis?
"All I can comment on is it's an incredibly deserving family and a great opportunity for the show," Sims said. "I can't comment on geography —all I can say is they're in the state of Maryland."
When will we know who the family is or where they're located?
"Once I get through this week, I'll probably have a better idea how the information will go," said Sims.
Sims did say he will continue to keep Patch posted.
"You'll be the first call," he said.