FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – May 11, 2005 – The latest winners of an “extreme home makeover” will enjoy the convenience and indoor air quality benefits of a Beam Central Vacuum System that was installed in their home for the TV series Extreme Makeover Home Edition. The episode is scheduled to air May 22 as the show’s season finale.
Built by Shea Homes the makeover home and guest house project includes the Beam Serenity® Plus Central Vacuum System, the Beam Advocate® Power Team™ complete with central vacuum hose, electric power brush and cleaning tool ensemble and a Car Care Kit. Clinically proven to reduce allergy symptoms by 40 percent to 60 percent, the Beam Central Vacuum System is an indoor air quality enhancement to the home.
“We are delighted that our product will contribute to a healthy living environment and added convenience for a very deserving family,” says John Coghlan, president of Beam Industries.
The recipients of the home makeover, Terry and Percy Piestewa are the mother and father of Lori Piestewa who became the first Native American woman killed in foreign combat after her Army unit was ambushed in Iraq on March 23, 2003. Terry and Percy were raising Lori’s children, Brandon, 6, and Carla Lynn, 5, in a trailer home in Tuba City, Ariz. Lori’s best friend, former POW Jessica Lynch, nominated the family for the television program and also assisted in the design of the Piestewa’s new home. The Piestewas are the series’ second family this season to have received a Beam Central Vacuum System. A Santa Fe Springs, Calif., family whose home makeover was featured March 28 also received a Beam Central Vacuum System.
More than 1,300 Shea employees and subcontractors, including Beam’s Scottsdale, Ariz., dealer, iWired, built and furnished the home in just seven days. The three-bedroom home and adjoining guest house were revealed to the Piestewa family April 19.
“Shea Homes is grateful to Beam Industries and iWired for helping to make the Piestewa family home makeover a success.” says Eric Snider, vice president of sales and marketing for Shea Homes. “Their products and installers played an important role in providing the Piestewa family a dream home that’s clean and healthy.”
“It can be challenging working in a confined space with 147 other workers, plus equipment, on such a tight deadline,” says Stacey Hileman, iWired regional manager. “But the project was so rewarding. We’re proud to have been a part of it.”
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. EDT, 7 p.m. CDT on the ABC Television Network.
iWired is a full-service, low-voltage integrator installing vacuum systems, security structured wiring, distributed audio, home theater, intercoms and electronics for quality builders in Arizona and Colorado. For more information, visit www.iwired.com or call 800-238-1774.
About Beam Industries
Headquartered in Webster City, Iowa, Beam Industries is a division of Electrolux Home Care Products, Ltd., and is the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of central vacuum systems. Beam products are sold in more than 50 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.beamvac.com.About Shea Homes
About Shea Homes
Shea Homes is the country’s largest privately-owned homebuilder, and its family of companies have been a part of the fabric of America since 1881. Having worked on the Golden Gate Bridge and Hoover Dam, its roots in the West have grown to current operations in Northern and Southern California, Arizona, Colorado, Washington and North Carolina. For more information regarding Shea Homes, go to www.sheahomes.com.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA. The series is executive-produced by Tom Forman. The show airs Sundays (8-9 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network