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Tygar volunteers on abc’s “extreme makeover: Home edition”


TYGAR joins local certified contractor to provide landscape curbing for family’s new home

TYGAR Manufacturing announced today its participation on ABC-TV’s Emmy award-winning, hit reality show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”, as part of a community effort to construct a new home for a special Owensboro, KY family in just seven days. In partnership with Curb Scapes of Owensboro, TYGAR assisted with the oversight and installation of nearly 300 feet of
landscape curbing for the new home. Curb Scapes, a TYGAR certified and trained contractor, is the local provider of decorative concrete curbing for Owensboro and the surrounding community, and they were selected by the builder, Thompson Homes, for this popular network television program. The curb installation was a key element in the landscape design, which was part of the intense one-week construction of the new home. Out of five deserving families, one was recently selected for the makeover, which will appear on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” on ABC in November (Sundays 8/7c).

“All of us at TYGAR are very excited to participate in this event, a great way to give
something back to the Owensboro community by improving the lives of this family” said
Mark Crosswell, President of TYGAR Manufacturing, LLC. Alan Clark of Curb Scapes added that “when Thompson Homes and “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” selected us, we jumped at the chance to volunteer our time and resources for this worthy cause.”

In order to successfully build the home in less than a week, ABC-TV’s “Extreme Makeover:Home Edition” and Thompson Homes have pulled together all types of contractors to donate their time, skill, and materials toward the project. Working around the clock, these contractors and many other volunteers worked in concert to build the home from scratch, complete with new landscaping and many modern amenities. Curb Scapes utilized TYGAR’s equipment to extrude a natural looking stone edging around the entrance way and other landscape features of the home. The result was a beautifully crafted, permanent edging that matched the contour and style of the home and topography.

TYGAR Manufacturing, LLC, the leader in the landscape curbing market, provides the
most complete turnkey equipment solutions for the curbing industry. All equipment
packages include the Bengal TG1000 Curb Machine, the SC2000 Sabertooth Sod Cutter, a custom curbing trailer with attached concrete mixer, complete training & support, and all the necessary accessories. For more information, call TYGAR at (888) EZ-TYGAR or visit for a complete info package and DVD on the curbing business. Also, please visit www.CurbingLocator.ORG for your local TYGAR Certified Curber.

ABC-TV’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

•Each episode is self-contained and features a race against time on a project that would
ordinarily take at least four months, involving a team of designers, contractors and
several hundred workers who have just seven days (106 hours for the actual
construction) to rebuild an entire house – every room, the exterior and landscaping.
• The lives of the lucky families are forever changed when they learn that they have
been selected to have their home walls moved, their floors replaced and their facades
radically changed … or even have their home demolished and rebuilt from scratch.
• Each episode begins with team leader/carpenter Ty Pennington’s “Good morning!”
wake-up call, when he and the design team – including Paul DiMeo, Paige Hemmis,
Michael Moloney, Ed Sanders, Tanya McQueen, Preston Sharp and Eduardo Xol –
surprise the unsuspecting family that their home has been chosen to receive a
• Viewers witness the unbelievable transformation of the house and, during the final
and emotional reveal, they also see how it has impacted the lives of the deserving
• About ABC-TVs “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” The Emmy award winning
reality program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”, now entering its 7th season, is
produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It’s executive-produced
by Anthony Dominici. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The
show airs Sundays from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET on ABC.

For Info: TYGAR Manufacturing, LLC
425 Wilbanks Dr.
Ball Ground, GA 30107
(770) 345-6625 phone
(770) 345-6637 fax
Michael J. Donovan, Sr.
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