Sunbelt Rentals recently announced its participation in the upcoming season of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, which begins airing Sunday, February 16, at 9 PM ET/PT, 8 PM CT on HGTV. The show pairs build and design experts to complete extreme, custom home renovations for deserving families who give back to their community.
“Each time our crew arrived at a build location, we saw dozens of beautiful, green machines. We knew that scores of people had worked long and hard to get everything ready for each of our ten extreme builds,” says Brady Connell, executive producer for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. “Sunbelt provided absolutely everything that was needed, as well as expertise throughout the process. Without Sunbelt’s exceptional support, there is absolutely no way we could have accomplished our extreme goal of ten homes in ten weeks.”
“We are committed to the philosophy ‘Make It Happen,’” says Joey O’Connell, district manager at Sunbelt Rentals. “Partnering with the show exemplified the spirit behind delivering value to our communities with our equipment and services — and it showcased teamwork in the truest sense.”
Sunbelt Rentals provided an array of equipment for this season’s builds, including forklifts, light towers, manlifts, concrete equipment, skid steers, and more. In addition to a staff of mechanics who ensured the equipment was job-site-ready, employees worked together to procure equipment and organize on-time pickup and delivery to all locations. Sunbelt Rentals had members of specialty services on site to keep power supplies running at all hours and staff to maintain equipment as needed at any time of day. The company also installed flooring in volunteer tents to minimize dust and made certain air conditioning was always running, offering a space for much-needed breaks during the builds. These contributions helped prevent project slowdowns under the extreme deadlines.
“It was an amazing spectacle to see how everyone worked together to accomplish this seemingly impossible task of building a home in five days,” says O’Connell. “Seeing how these families’ lives were completely changed in a matter of a week was something that we were thankful to be a part of.”
HGTV will air 10 episodes of the new reiteration of the popular Extreme Makeover series. Sunbelt Rentals provided equipment and service for every home makeover, utilizing resources from 14 locations across California and Utah.
The new episodes will be produced by Endemol Shine North America with Sharon Levy, DJ Nurre, Michael Heyerman, Brady Connell and Jesse Tyler Ferguson serving as executive producers. The company also produced the original version of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for ABC.