'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Albuquerque, New Mexico Day Two Summary: Demolition Day and Framing

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"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (tune in Sundays 8/7c on ABC) is filiming an upcoming episode in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The family chosen to receive the extreme makeover on their home is the Martinez Family, a very deserving family out of the Trumbull section of Albuquerque. Day Two's high point was the demolition of a street of 10+ homes!

Day Two has become known as Demolition Day, when the construction crew takes down the house and the Albuquerque area residents got into the spirit by participating in the symbolic charge towards the Martinez family house. The construction charge was followed by the traditional Builder speech given by Kyle Fisher, division president for Atreus Homes & Communities.

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition's" Ty Pennington, his design team, the builder team, and the many volunteers took the implications of "Builder Day" and put them straight into their work and together they got several steps closer to the final goal of providing the Marinez family with their own extreme home makeover! Making sure the family has someplace to come home to is a big responsibility and it was evident that all involved were very aware of it today.

Day Two's morning activities were followed by demolition. The sheer number of people on site was evidence that specators will be traveling to the site 24/7 to watch the construction progress and try to catch a glimpse of design team members.

For up to date photos of construction progress on site visit: http://extremeatreus.com or drop by in person 24/7 to see just exactly what's going on!

Tentative Day Three Construction Schedule:

With the house's foundation poured overnight, framing work is scheduled to begin at dawn on Friday, with work on plumbing, electrical and heat/air conditioning to start as soon as the first floor is framed. Wednesday will mark the day when the largest number of trade partners will be working on the house at the same time. More than 300 workers will all be under the same roof at one point, working to get the homes' construction started.

Spectators are encouraged to visit the site during the build and cheer on the builders and design team. Spectators should park at the Fairgrounds parking lot (pick up a free-parking ticket across the street) and a shuttle service will take them to the set. The shuttle service will run from 7am to 7pm starting Thursday. Be aware there will be temporary rest rooms, but no food or water will be available on site.

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. Tune in Sundays 8/7c on ABC.

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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Jonathan Hogan
ABC Publicist
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