Schumacher Homes Launches Great Green Giveaway to Award Custom Home Buyer a Designed Exterior by Ply Gem Package, a $30,000 Value

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Custom home builder launching contest running through April 2010 to give complete exterior house package to one homebuyer. Schumacher Homes will combine building products manufacturer Ply Gem's energy efficient windows, siding and stone veneer to create a unique designed exterior. NAHB Research Center Green Approved products included in package will help homebuyer reduce energy bills and minimize maintenance.

Schumacher Homes, a leading on your lot custom home builder, is giving away a complete, green exterior product package with a value of up to $30,000 to one lucky homebuyer. The Great Green Giveaway contest launches April 1, 2010 and runs through the month of April. A winner will be announced on May 3, 2010. The winning homebuyer will receive a package with virtually every product needed to finish the exterior of a home, including energy efficient windows, siding, stone veneer and accessories.

The materials in the Great Green Giveaway are all supplied by building products manufacturer Ply Gem and are a part of The Designed Exterior by Ply Gem product offering. The windows, siding and stone veneer products included in the package are NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) Research Center Green Approved to help the winning homebuyer reduce energy bills and minimize maintenance.

Paul Schumacher of Schumacher Homes won the package through a Ply Gem sponsored sweepstakes that took place during the 2010 International Builders' Show. He is turning his company's prize over to one Schumacher customer to help the winning family create a complete, sustainable exterior solution.

"Schumacher Homes' mission is all about customization and working with buyers from start to finish to create a floorplan that suits their needs and their style," said Paul Schumacher, founder of Schumacher Homes. "We look forward to passing our winnings to a customer to help them do just that, and to create the home of their dreams using attractive, energy efficient, low maintenance products."

The contest is open to prospective homebuyers who sign on to build a home within one of Schumacher Homes' 20 locations in Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. To enter, consumers can meet with a New Home Consultant at a Schumacher Homes design center. To be eligible to enter, prospective homebuyers must commit on or before April 30, 2010 to purchase a Schumacher home. All homebuyers in the month of April will automatically be entered in the contest. More information is available at http://www.schumacherhomes.com/great-green.aspx.

"At Ply Gem, we make every effort to provide home builders such as Schumacher Homes with beautiful, sustainable, low maintenance products that can help them build top quality homes," said Keith Pigues, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Ply Gem. "The breadth of product we offer in The Designed Exterior by Ply Gem is truly unique, and we are confident that the Schumacher Homes design team and the winning homebuyer will be able to use it for an unforgettable finish that offers sustainability without sacrificing beauty."

For both Schumacher Homes and Ply Gem, sustainability is a top priority. Schumacher Homes builds energy efficient homes that keep heating and cooling costs reasonable for homeowners while also saving on electricity and water needs. The winning homeowner will be able to work with their Schumacher designer to select from multiple NAHB Research Center Green Approved Ply Gem exterior building products. The mark of approval helps homeowners select environmentally beneficial products for their homes. Products included in this prize package are recognized for attributes like energy efficiency, recycled content, reduction of need for on-site paints and stains, and low maintenance throughout their lifecycle. Receiving the NAHB Research Center Green Approved mark for products is a part of the Ply Gem Enviro™ initiative, a holistic approach to sustainability that encompasses the development of green and sustainable products that contribute to the improved energy efficiency and lifecycle benefits of homes.

Schumacher Homes has satisfied more than 6,000 homebuyers in the last 17 years with homes starting in the low $100's to over $750,000, and 1,100 sq. ft. to over 8,000 sq. ft. For more information on the Schumacher Homes contest, visit http://www.schumacherhomes.com/great-green.aspx. For more information on The Designed Exterior by Ply Gem, visit http://www.plygem.com.

About Schumacher Homes
Founded in 1992, Schumacher Homes is one of the country's leading on your lot custom home builders and has built more than 6,000 custom homes and energy efficient homes. They have design centers serving Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Additional information and interactive floor plans can be found at schumacherhomes.com.

About Ply Gem
Ply Gem, headquartered in Cary, N.C., is committed to helping North America's homebuilders, remodelers, architects, distributors, dealers and retailers do more than build homes. Ply Gem wants to help them build their business. The Company offers an unmatched solution to exterior building product needs with a portfolio that includes leading window, door, siding and accessories, stone veneer, fence and rail brands so there is something for every project. Ply Gem siding brands including Mastic Home Exteriors™, Variform®, NAPCO®, Ply Gem Stone, Kroy®, Cellwood®, Georgia Pacific, DuraBuilt®, Richwood®, Leaf Relief® and Monticello® Columns. Ply Gem Windows manufactures and markets vinyl, vinyl-clad, wood-clad, aluminum-clad, and aluminum window and patio door brands including Ply Gem® Windows, Ply Gem Canada and Great Lakes® Window. The Company's brands are sold through short-line and two-step distributors, pro dealers, home improvement dealers and big box retailers. Ply Gem employs more than 4,200 people across North America. Visit http://www.plygem.com for more information.

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