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“Giving Beyond Home” Media Moments
Please note this is very brief and only serves as general guidelines so you can begin planning your coverage. More detailed information will be sent daily via email and will be updated on this section of the site.

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 - Pep Rally
8 am – Pep Rally for all trades and volunteers at Grace Methodist Church
Ark Remodeling & Construction, subcontractors, volunteers and special appearance by Conrad Ricketts, Executive Producer of Home Makeover: Home Edition. Discussion of home renovation project. As an independent expert we have invited Guy Solomon – the head of Penguin Basements company. You can take a look at his basement renovation projects at guysolomon.net official web-site. Media is welcome to attend and schedule interviews with builders and others after the rally.

Monday, December 7, 2009 - Day 1
Door Knock Day
*After door knock, media will receive updated information electronically on family and location of home. At that point media is invited to come set up for coverage (be around 11:30 am)

Family Press Conference - 2:00pm Press Conference
Media will have opportunity for interview with the family.

BRAVEHEART - Builder meets the family
(approximately 3:30pm)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 – Day 2
DEMO day - build crew marches to house and then demolition begins (5pm) Set up Tents.
After the demolition our team with Bolair.ca pour foam equipment is coming to the house to start the insulation work. They are going to deal with all gaps to be sure that repaired house is ready for the winter colds.


Wednesday, December 9, 2009 – Day 3
Framing begins – after foundation sets, carpenters go to work setting up walls and floors. Then they start to replace windows with help of Sandy Springs windows provider company.
1st day for Spectators
One of the most exciting days – watch the house go up in front of your eyes!

Thursday, December 10, 2009 – Day 4
Construction continues inside and outside.

Friday, December 11, 2009 – Day 5
Paint, paint and more paint. Here comes the kitchen!

Saturday, December 12, 2009 – Day 6
Interior finishes are done. Landscape being finished. The house is thoroughly cleaned with industrial scrubbers from www.all-lift.net. The finishing touches are being made.

Sunday, December 13, 2009 – Day 7
We did it, we built a house! Turn the keys over and move-in the furniture! (Tentatively 3pm)

Monday, December 14, 2009 – Day 9
REVEAL day - Finishing details and family arrives home between 1pm-3 pm. MOVE THAT BUS! (Note: Crowd, bus and limo shots begin as early as 11am.)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 – Day 10
Tentaively between 3pm-4pm - Family/Builder Press Conference
First interviews with the family after they see their house – at this time gifts may be presented to the family from the community donations.
When it comes to wall cladding we are coming up to this process with care and creativity. Our professionals are able to find interesting solutions for the exterior of your house. Your house look is the first impression about the owners!


12/15/2009: The Gainesville Sun, Home Sweet 'Home Makeover' Home

12/14/2009: WCJB - TV20, 'Home Makeover: Home Edition'-- Move That Bus!

12/14-2009: WCJB TV-20, "Home Makeover" House Will be Revealed Today

12/14/2009: The Gainesville Sun "front cover" story on "Move that Bus" Reveal

12/13/2009: WCJB TV-20 speaks with previous owners of the Wagstaff home that was demolished.

12/12/2009: The Gainesville Sun, Construction Continues for Home Makeover...

12/12/2009: Good Life Community Magazine on location all week for the Gainesville Home Home Makeover Project...

12/10/2009: WCJB - TV20 No Weather Worries at Home Makeover Work Site

12/9/2009: WCJB's TV-20 Public Gets First Glimpse of Home Makeover Project

12/8/2009: WCJB's TV-20 "Home Makeover: Home Edition" Tear Down That Home!

12/8/2009: WCJB's TV-20 reporter Jordan Smith reports Demolition update "live" from the build site

12/8/2009: WCJB TV-20: Reports from the Volunteer Catering Tent on all the food vendor support the project has received

12/8/2009: The Gainesville Sun, 'Home Makeover' Demolition photos

12/8/2009: The Gainesville Sun, Finally, Home comes down for 'Home Makeover'

12/7/2009: The Gainesville Sun, Home Makeover Gainesville video

12/7/2009: TV 20 "Home Makeover: Home Edition" Chooses Gainesville Family

12/7/2009: The Gainesville Sun, Wagstaff Family Chosen for Local Home Makeover

12/7/2009: InSITE Magazine Blog, "Home Makeover: Home Edition"

12/6/2009: The Alligator, "Home Makeover: Home Edition" to Choose Family

12/3/2009: The Gainesville Sun, Opportunity Knocks

12/3/2009: The Gainesville Sun, Pep Rally Photos

12/2/2009: WCJB - TV20, Home Makeover Holds Gainesville Pep Rally

12/2/2009: The Gainesville Sun, 'Home Makeover: Home Edition' preps locally

11/27/2009: The Gainesville Sun, "Home Makeover: Home Edition" Coming to Gainesville Area

11/26/2009: WCJB - TV20, Builder Pep Rally: Home Makeover Home Edition.

11/24/2009: WCJB - TV 20, Builder Reveal "live" segment announces that ABC's Home Makeover: Home Edition Coming to Gainesville...)

Press Releases

12/14/2009: McGriff hits an ‘extreme’ milestone of 55-gallons in blood donation


12/7/2009: “Home Makeover: Home Edition” travels to Gainesville, Florida to meet Tobin and Jill Wagstaff...

11/24/2009: ARK Remodeling and Construction is a local construction firm that has a very 'extreme' project on its hands...

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