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Extreme Makeover – Home Edition Custom “Behind The Scenes” DVD Packageswiredin.cc logo

Wiredin.cc is offering three (3) custom “Behind The Scenes” DVD production packages which would feature you and your products at the EMHE Kemah build. For information and to set up a video viewing appointment, contact Chiquita Taylor at 281-380-3893 (Chiquita@wiredin.cc) or Eddie Harper at 713-408-1385 (Eddie@wiredin.cc) there's more details...

extreme kemahApril 4 – Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Viewing Party – Kemah

The City of Kemah will host the Extreme Makeover: Viewing Party on April 4th, 2010 Easter Sunday evening, in the heart of the Kemah Lighthouse District. The Kemah Episode #719 will air on ABC at 7:00 p.m. CST (local affiliate Channel 13) with the festivities beginning at 5:30 p.m. and conclude at 9:00 p.m. For more fun details listen in as Bill Kerber, City Administrator, tells Talk of the Bay about the fun evening planned.

Tracy Hudson“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” Designer, Tracy Hutson Adds Author to her Bio
By Domino Taylor

I, like many thousands had the opportunity to work on the home for the Beach family in Kemah, through ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”. But I did feel an extra sense of pride to be a part of the lead committee team that started right after Thanksgiving and continued thru December when the secret was still kept, with the Lock & Key Production, aka: EM:HE staff. there's more...

ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Comes to Houston’s Bay AreaBlu Shields
By Domino Taylor

The highly popular TV series, ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has come to Houston’s Bay Area and one well deserving family will get the ultimate surprise of their life by Ty Pennington and his team on January 7, 2010. The worthy recipient of this dream home has local builder, Blu Shields Construction, a Division of Energy Solutions Homes, Coastal Building Specialists, at the helm of this mighty project. read on...

April 4 - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Air Date - Bay Area

ABC has announced the official date and time for the airing of the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in Kemah.....Easter Sunday, April 4. This 2 hour special will air at 7pm CST. Stay tuned for details on a grand Viewing Party.

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Feb. 19 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Volunteer Party League City

Several hundred volunteers and Trade Partners gathered, at Hugh & Jeff’s Car Wash, to celebrate a reunion for the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Kemah Style.  Live music, drink specials and video clips of the home build kept the fun happening throughout the evening.  Blu Shields, Patrick Henderson, the lead builders for the project, and Larry and Melissa Beach, the recipients of the home, also attended the event. Listen in as Talk of the Bay spoke with some of the very generous people that worked this project. 

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Extreme Builder Blu Shields Brings Kemah Family Back Home

Thanks so much to Change Magazine and Sue Mayfield-Geiger for allowing us to share this article on Blu Shields.  Sue as a part of the Behind the Scenes team working on the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition project.  She is also a personal friend of Blu's and was the best person to write an in depth article about this modest man; the builder behind the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition project in Kemah.  The story...

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January 14 – Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - Kemah

We got back to the site early Thursday morning to see the overnight crew working feverishly in a race against the clock.  Some of the outside trim still needed to be hung and the inside was still being painted.  For the next few hours, all of us anxiously we moved furniture into the house, trying to avoid those volunteers still working on the walls. Listen in to Talk of the Bay and check out our photos. 

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Extreme Makeover: Home edition – Day 7

A sight to behold! The front columns and shutters are now painted white, landscaping still in progress, palm trees planted, oak trees arriving, and the fence around the property is in place. Appliances are being installed while painters, paper hangers, and floor installers are busy inside adding finishing touches. The interior is magical, and you will see it all in March when the show airs. Listen in to Talk of the Bay and get the latest updates on this huge community driven project. 

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Extreme Makeover: Home edition – Day 6

We have a roof over our heads, the driveway is in place and the eye–catching exterior is a grabbing custom “aqua marine” color. The softness of the shade is akin to the sky and gives the house a warm, inviting touch. There is something else within the house painted a similar color called “Kemah Blue,” but you will have to wait to see the show to see what it is! Listen in to Talk of the Bay and get the latest updates on this huge community driven project. 

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Extreme Makeover: Home edition – Day 5

The Beach family home is looking so good! With the roof almost entirely in place, windows and doors are intact. Drywall is in and being dried.   The inside is starting to take shape but that is all we can reveal about the inside until you see the show.

Listen in to Talk of the Bay for tidbits from today’s heroes behind  the scenes. 

Extreme Makeover: Home edition – Day 4

The cranes are hovering 100 ft. tall above the build site as craftsmen, vendors and volunteers work 24/7 in this unusual frigid weather to keep the Extreme Makeover:Home Edition project on schedule. Dry wall, Hardie board and paint have been delivered, and interior of the house will be primed late tonight. there's more...

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – Day 3

Concrete, a lot of it…The foundation was framed and ready for the pumpers to pour the concrete; all was ready and on schedule. Then the weather hit. The hoses on the concrete trucks, all 20 of them, froze solid. Laborers hand carried buckets of water and started dumping the water into the concrete mix. Fortunately, the Kemah Fire Department showed up and took care of the problem. They literally hosed down the concrete and the pumpers started working. YEA! there's more...

Extreme Makeover:  Home Edition – Financial Contributions Needed - Kemah
With construction underway, one of the main things lacking at this juncture is financial assistance. The EM:HE project is funded through donated and non-donated materials. Right now, contributions are desperately needed.

Listen in to Talk of the Bay.

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EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION – NEEDS FRAMERS IMMEDIATELY EXTREME WEATHER IMPACTING VOLUNTEERS AND WORK PROGRESS!
Houston, TX Bay Area (January 10, 2010) – It’s almost time for the reveal and our severe weather is impacting the progress of the build.  We need your help.  We need framers immediately!.  If you are a skilled craftsman or have experience in framing, please report to Volunteer Check In immediately.  The bay area is experiencing record breaking low temperatures and these cold temperatures are impacting our severely impacting our volunteers. there's more...

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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – Demo Day - Kemah

Hundreds of people in bright blue T-shirts marched up Delesandri Lane in Kemah today chanting “Build that house!” They were all taking part in the “Braveheart Walk,” a pep-rally ritual that begins every building project on the popular ABC television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The walk is inspired by the movie Braveheart, from a scene where Celtic people walk over a hill, weapons in hand, to defeat the English oppressing their village. there's more...

LOCAL BLOOD DRIVE OFFERS MORE WAYS TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY DURING “EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION” BAY AREA HOUSTON VISIT

Houston, TX Bay Area (January 8, 2010) – With the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition television crew in town for its 174th home build, the spirit of giving back to the community is in peak form. With over one thousand people looking to volunteer their time and talents supporting home construction, there are thousands more who can make a strong impact in additional ways. find out more...

Dec. 22 - Jan. 14 – Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – Bay Area

The focus of this project is on the family receiving the dream home.  They are the reason we are all here.  However, we thought it might be fun for you to get to know some of the folks behind the scenes. 

We’ll cover folks on the Build Team, Trade Partners, photographers and just about anyone else that dedicated their time, skills, materials and heart to this project. meet the builders...
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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – Door Knock & Braveheart Walk

Congratulations to the Beach family getting brand new home! Ty Pennington and the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition television crew paid an unexpected visit to Larry and Melissa Beach and their 13 children this morning as they pulled into their driveway at 1013 Delesandri Lane in Kemah (Galveston, County) TX to deliver the exciting news. The excitement of the family, all 15 of them was fun to watch.  Talking casually with Ty, Melissa Beach explained how they are blessed each time they bring a child into their home. listen in with the Talk of the Bay

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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – Food Drive – Bay Area

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is all about a community coming together to help one family’s dream come true and to help the community reach out to each other, as a whole.  So open up your hearts and open up your kitchen pantries, let’s have an EXTREME FOOD DRIVE!  

Listen in as Annette Dwyer, Exec. Director of ICM tells Talk of the Bay about their hopes and goals set for this food drive.

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PEP RALLY HUGE SUCCESS! “EXTREME MAKEOVER:HOME EDITION” PEP RALLY, DRAWS RECORD CROWDS ON JAN 4, 2010!

Bay Area Houston Community Shows Strong Support for Upcoming Reveal!
Houston, TX Bay Area (January 4, 2010) – With the “door knock” date just days away, supporters came out in record numbers today to kick off the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition television show coming to this area January 7. listen with Talk of the Bay...

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – The Bay Area

Things are moving along and our Door Knock date is quickly approaching.  We’re doing well but we need your help to feed all of the wonderful folks that will be out on the site working.  If you can help with anything listed below, we’d sure appreciate it. there's more details...

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NEW UPDATE: ABC’S “EXTREME MAKEOVER:HOME EDITION” COMES TO HOUSTON BAY AREA - BLU SHIELDS CONSTRUCTION AND ENERGY SOLUTION HOMES SEEKING DONATIONS TO BUILD NEW HOME FOR HERO FAMILY

Houston, TX Bay Area (January 1, 2010) – Blu Shields Construction, a Division of Energy Solution Homes, Coastal Building Specialists, will be joining ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for an upcoming build early January 2010. see the video...

EVERYONE INVITED TO THE “EXTREME MAKEOVER:HOME EDITION” PEP RALLY, JAN 4, 2010!

Don’t Miss out! Be a part of the Pep Rally! Houston, TX Bay Area (January 1, 2010) – It’s almost time for the reveal! Come out and support this amazing show as we prepare for the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team to arrive in the Bay Area. The Pep Rally will start at exactly 8 a.m., January 4, 2010, at Clear Creek Community Church, 999 Egret Bay Blvd. North, League City, Texas 77573. find out more...

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URGENT CALL FOR SKILLED LABOR VOLUNTEERS! “EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION” NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Houston Bay Area calling for SKILLED LABOR! Houston, TX Bay Area (December 30, 2009) – As the time draws near for the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team to arrive in the Bay Area, many areas of the build are still under staffed. Currently, skilled labor volunteers are desperately needed to make this project successful. Blu Shields Construction, a Division of Energy Solution Homes, Coastal Building Specialists, is the lead builder whose team will begin construction in a matter of days. read on...

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NEW UPDATE: ABC’S “EXTREME MAKEOVER:HOME EDITION” COMES TO HOUSTON BAY AREA - BLU SHIELDS CONSTRUCTION AND ENERGY SOLUTION HOMES SEEKING DONATIONS TO BUILD NEW HOME FOR HERO FAMILY

Houston Bay Area calling for donations. Houston, TX Bay Area (December 28, 2009) – Blu Shields Construction, a Division of Energy Solution Homes, Coastal Building Specialists, will be joining ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for an upcoming build early January 2010. find out more...

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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Registered Volunteers

Thank you to everyone who has signed up to volunteer their time and/or trade, skill, or services for the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition project coming to the Bay Area.  This is a wonderful way to get involved in such a fantastic community effort.  Please be on the lookout for future Etalk of the Bay Newsletters, as that is how we will communicate updated information about the project, such as location and times. more...

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Dec. 22 thru Jan. 14 – Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – Bay Area

The focus of this project is on the family receiving the dream home.  They are the reason we are all here.  However, we thought it might be fun for you to get to know some of the folks behind the scenes. We’ll cover folks on the Build Team, Trade Partners, photographers and just about anyone else that dedicated their time, skills, materials and heart to this project. check them out... 

ABC’S “EXTREME MAKEOVER:HOME EDITION” COMES TO HOUSTON BAY AREA - BLU SHIELDS CONSTRUCTION AND ENERGY SOLUTION HOMES BUILDING NEW HOME FOR HERO FAMILY

Houston Bay Area calling for volunteers and donations. Houston, TX Bay Area (December 22, 2009) – Blu Shields Construction, a Division of Energy Solution Homes, Coastal Building Specialists, announced today that they will be joining ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for an upcoming build early January 2010. One deserving family will get the surprise of their life as the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (EM:HE) team comes knocking on their door to inform them of the news. While the name of the family and the location of the site cannot be released until January 7, 2010, the project is underway and the wheels are already in motion for this intense one-week construction project that will result in putting this worthy family into the dream home of a lifetime. (*Note to Media – For specific information on the build schedule, volunteer sign-ups, donations, sponsorships and media credentials, please see below.) read on...

Blu Shields Construction - Energy Solution Homes Energy Solution Homes
 
The Builder
Blu Shields Construction is a division of Energy Solution Homes and is proudly made up of all family members.
 
Blu Shields Construction (Blu and Pat Shields; Andrea and Oscar Urbina)
Energy Solution Homes (Patrick Henderson)
Bay Area Landscaping (Mike Weekly and Patti Henderson)
 
They are deeply committed to the design and construction of quality, high-energy efficient homes built within the remarkable timeframe of 30 to 45 days – homes that are affordable and generate low monthly electric bills. read on...
 
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