"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" Coming to New Mexico, Local Homebuilder Atreus Homes & Communities Selected

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Atreus Homes & Communities (previously known as HomeLife Communities) offers new home communities in the following areas: Phoenix, Arizona, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Raleigh, North Carolina, Atlanta, Georgia, and Charlotte, North Carolina. Atreus has teamed up for the third time with ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" to provide an Albuquerque family with an extreme makeover on their home. There are currently five families under consideration for the episode. This will be Extreme Makeover: Home Edition's first project in New Mexico.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Ty Pennington and his team of designers will be making their first stop in New Mexico sometime within the next 90 days to build a home for a deserving family, producers of the Emmy-winning TV show announced today.

The producers also announced that Atreus Homes & Communities of New Mexico will be the lead builder on the project, even though the exact location and family are yet to be chosen.

Atreus Homes & Communities, which currently is building two neighborhoods - Toscano at Sierra Ranch and Saltillo in Northwest Heights - has already built and donated two homes for the hit television show. Last spring, the company built a new zero-energy green home for the Yazzie family on the Navajo Nation near Pinon, Arizona. In December 2006, the company's Raleigh, N.C., division built a new home and remodeled a community center for Linda Riggins and her family.

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is extremely excited about coming to New Mexico," said Denise Cramsey, executive producer of the show. "This will be our first visit to the Land of Enchantment, so our team of designers is looking forward to it. We're also looking forward to working again with Atreus Homes, a company that has helped us build two spectacular houses for two very deserving families. For the New Mexico project we have five families throughout the state that are being considered."

Atreus Homes & Communities is a third-generation, family owned homebuilder with operations in five cities: Albuquerque, Phoenix, Raleigh, Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C. The company, previously known as HomeLife Communities, has built more than 10,000 single-family homes in the past decade, and has a long history of supporting community-focused programs and charities. Its starter homes range from the $120's to low $200's.

"We're very excited to be selected by the show's producers to be New Mexico's builder for this project, whether it be in Albuquerque, Santa Fe or even Carlsbad," notes Atreus Homes division president Kyle Fisher. "Tearing down and building a new home for a deserving family in just one week is a frightening challenge, but I know that we, our trade partners and volunteers from around the state will be up to the challenge when it happens."

Those interested in volunteering for the project should visit http://www.ExtremeAtreus.com to register, and keep visiting the site for updates once the show arrives.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has won back-to-back Emmy Awards as the Best Reality Program (non-competitive), the Peoples' Choice Award for Favorite Reality Show/Makeover, The Family Television Award for Best Alternative/Reality Program and is in its fifth season on ABC. The program is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. Denise Cramsey is the executive producer and David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA.

Atreus Homes & Communities, formerly HomeLife Communities, is a third-generation family-run homebuilder headquartered in Atlanta that is currently selling new homes in more than 100 neighborhoods nationwide. The company currently builds in Atlanta, Raleigh, Charlotte, Phoenix and Albuquerque, with prices ranging from townhomes in $80's to detached homes from the $120's to high $200's. The company is the only homebuilder to offer the Customer Satisfaction PlusTM buyback guarantee on every home it builds. For more information on Atreus Homes, visit http://www.AtreusHomes.com .


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