The crew building a home in Tama County that’ll be featured on A-B-C television’s Extreme Makeover show is seeking more volunteers. Rick Tollackson, president of Hubbell Homes — the central Iowa contractor hired to head up construction, is at the site today.
“Some of these people here have been out here, they’ve volunteered for 12, 13 hours and we’re sending a few of them home,” Tollackson says. “We could always use fresh bodies and fresh smiles.”
This is day two of construction of the Kibe family home and Tollackson says today’s weather has helped speed things along. “It has been amazing what impact sunshine had on morale,” he says. “Everybody’s moving fast and (there are) a lot of smiles on their (faces) and that’s what we need.”
The crew is installing dry wall and working on the roof today. Windows will be installed this (Wednesday) afternoon. Tollackson says everything’s on schedule to finish by this weekend. The show’s producers and Tollackson’s company are still soliciting donations for the Kibe family, who lost their previous home to fire last December.
They’re asking for gift certificates from grocery stores and restaurants and have set up a way to donate on-line at www.hubbellextreme.com. “We’re concerned now. We’ve got to get the family home and we’ve got to make sure that we can give them the right kind of start,” he says. The show being taped in Tama County is scheduled to air on A-B-C sometime in November.