Extreme Makeover Home Edition Project
In 2009, Northern Virginia Roofing was privileged to assist the Tripp Family as they
received brand new home from the ABC-TV hit reality show, Extreme Makeover Home Edition.
“These are very, very good, selfless people. Even though they don’t have much for themselves, they have dedicated themselves to helping others, especially children,” says John Francis, CEO of NV Roofing of the Tripp family.
For 22 hours straight, Francis and a 15-person crew from Northern Virginia Roofing constructed a metal standing seamed roof that contains solar power panels to help reflect heat and solar collectors that produce approximately five kilowatts of electricity on the new home. The home utilizes the latest eco-friendly innovations such as a geothermal heat pump, basement concrete walls filled with plastic foam and quadruple paned windows. These innovative construction techniques should help the Tripp family lower their utility bills.
NV Roofing worked in conjunction with other local companies, which donated all of the materials and manpower needed to construct a home for the family of four, in just seven days. Other Virginia contractors who committed time, money, people and compassion included general contractors, G & M Contractors, Burch Builders Group LLC, as well as Hawkins Electric and The Painting Company, which are both close affiliates of NV Roofing. Francis added that the local police and fire departments were invaluable in bringing this project to completion.
The week-long project transformed the two-bedroom home that suffered from severe plumbing and insulation problems into a three-bedroom, four-bath home, complete with a new basement game room for the children. Although the home, located in the West Lanham Hills district of Hyattsville, Maryland, is officially the home of Tamara and Nikema Tripp and their three children, Micah, Ethan and baby Aaden, the family often invites up to 40 inner-city children to their home for a hot meal, mentoring and guidance.
Francis explained that the employees of the roofing company considered it a privilege to contribute their time and effort to rebuilding the Tripp home. He went on to say, “We made many new friends on the jobsite and are all very proud to help a family in our community that is absolutely selfless.” Thanks Extreme Makeover Home Edition team for everything you’ve done!
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We are very pleased with the craftsmanship of the work we had done on our home. Rob Livingston found the right solution to our challenges and the results are what we wanted. His team was professional, cleaned up the areas, and very responsive. We are happy to recommend Northern Virginia Roofing.