HOUSTON, Texas, and Woodlawn, Tenn. (Oct. 23, 2009) – Trina Scott and her three children got their first look today at the new home that Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and other volunteers built for them in Woodlawn, Tenn. The Scott family was nominated for the rebuild project by hundreds of supporters in their community.
Trina, 44, met her husband David while he was serving with the United States Army Special Forces in Fort Bragg – and it was love at first sight. After his discharge, David became a Clarksville police officer. In 2002, David and his partner were on-duty when their police car was violently struck by a truck. The car spun out of control, hit a guardrail, caught fire, and killed both David and his partner almost instantly. Overwhelmed with grief, Trina turned to a group called Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. (C.O.P.S.), which helps the surviving family members of officers killed in the line of duty. Inspired by the help she received from C.O.P.S., Trina devoted all of her free time to the organization and became its president in 2003. The time that Trina dedicates to C.O.P.S. is essentially a full-time job, on top of the regular job she works to support her three daughters: Leyla, 17, Deidie, 13, and Alethea, 11. Trina has spent more than $20,000 to try to fix the mounting repairs to her small home, but the structural problems caused by termites and water damage remained.
“Cosentino and Silestone are thrilled to be a part of this Extreme Makeover: Home Edition project to help Trina and her kids have a new home that is comfortable, safe and spacious. Silestone countertop surfaces work very well because they fit with any design and color scheme. They are perfect for growing, active families like the Scotts because they are antimicrobial and are stain-, scratch- and scorch-resistant,” explained Lorenzo Marquez, vice president of marketing for Cosentino North America, which is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Cosentino, with hands-on involvement from Stone World at the Scott family build site, has donated Silestone quartz kitchen and family room countertops, custom-fitting and installation services valued at approximately $20,000 as part of the construction and furnishing of the Montgomery family home. Cosentino has been working with Stone World for over five years.
Silestone tapped Stone World as its partner to fabricate and install Silestone countertops for this Extreme Makeover: Home Edition project. Silestone chose Stone World because of its high level of professionalism and demonstrated ability to perform the quick turnaround that is required for a project such as this one.
“Stone World is excited about the opportunity to work with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Silestone to help change the lives of a family in our neighborhood” commented Duan Coqui, manager at Stone World.
Stone World is a leader in fabrication and installation of Granite, Marble and Silestone countertops. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, the company proudly states it has made a science of fabricating stone countertops. With more than 20,000 precision crafted countertops installations, Stone World has more than enough referrals to put one’s mind at ease. Stone World’s mission is to provide is customers with the most affordable, and highest quality, stone countertops and products. It is proudly the largest fabricator in Tennessee.
Silestone quartz is known for offering a cleaner and safer surface and for its built-in Microban® as well as its GREENGUARD certification for clean air quality and National Sanitation Foundation certification for food preparation – which represent extensive safety and environmental benefits to families like the Scotts. Silestone quartz also comes with a 15-year limited manufacturer’s warranty.
The Emmy award winning reality program Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, now in 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 to 9 p.m. EDT on ABC.