Home Makeover show lands in Leon county

In just three days, ABC’s Emmy winning program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” will notify a Leon County family that their home will be renovated.

Five North Florida families are being considered for the build. Julia Roberts, media contact for the Leon County project, said the family has not been chosen yet.

“ABC goes through a process of selecting the family and as of right now they have not picked which family will receive the home makeover,” Roberts said.

The theme of the show this season is ‘Heroes’ and the family chosen will be a good representation of that. The family will receive the good news on Friday by Ty Pennington and his design team. MyddeltonParker Builders, a locally-owned business will be the builder for the home.

“The selection process to choose the builder of the home was random. ABC researched MyddeltonParker by asking people around town and then called and asked if they would be able to do it,” Roberts said.

Owners Jake Myddelton and John Parker, both natives of Tallahassee, founded MyddeltonParker in 2003. They will be responsible for the overall assessment and craftsmanship of the one-week build that will take place.

“Jake and I were raised in families that believed you must give back to your community to make the lives of those individuals better in some way, even a small way,” said John Parker, co-owner of MyddeltonParker Builders.

MyddeltonParker has to follow two unique guidelines that will classify the makeover as “extreme.”

The build must be completed in seven days, and all products and labor must be donated. MyddeltonParker Builders is donating its time and is asking volunteers from the community to provide time, financial assistance or tools to help contribute to the success of this event.
All interested  individuals or companies can find more information on how to become involved with the process at  www.myddeltonparker.com.

Leon County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bryan Desloge is thrilled at the compassion that the volunteers helping with the project have for the community.

“We are so excited that this wonderful opportunity is coming to our area and will make a dream come true for one of Leon County’s residents,” Desloge said. “Making this opportunity a reality for a deserving family in our area demonstrates what a caring community we have in Leon County.”

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” showcases the landscaping and building of a house in only seven days that would normally take about four months to finish. The interior of the house is cosmetically redesigned, and some homes are demolished and built from scratch.

The team includes pre-selected designers, local contractors and volunteers from the communities that help impact the lives of the chosen family.

Roberts said the build does not have a scheduled television air date, but it will be sometime in May. Viewers can watch “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” on Sundays at 9 p.m.