GreenPoint Rated Home Presented to Deserving Family on HGTV’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

Photo: Darren Keefe, left, and Carrie Locklyn, right, design team members of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” after the unveiling of the Clovis Home.

After only 96 hours of construction, CalFire captain and widower Nick Reeder and his family now have the keys to their new home. The work started after Reeder found out he was the recipient of HGTV’s new season of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” show. The Extreme Makeover crew surprised him at his apartment and work on the home proceeded round-the-clock finishing Sunday, Aug. 4th. The show built a completely new home for its recipient located in Clovis, California in the De Young Properties neighborhood, The Highlands, near Shaw and Highland avenues.

Photo: Nick Reeder, left, holds his GreenPoint Rated certificate presented to him by Christopher Becker, Right, Director of Program Services for GreenPoint Rated.

Reeder’s late wife, Amanda Sawyer, died upon giving birth to twins Kaia and Kelce in April 2018. The family was living in a 900-square foot apartment, with Reeder’s 3-year old daughter, twins and mother. The show typically has remodeled an existing home or torn one down and rebuilt it completely for its selected recipient. But in this case they decided to build a home from the ground up in only 96 hours. 

“Building a single home is a process that takes months, but we knew after hearing the Reeder family’s story, how important this mission was. This project wasn’t about building a house it was about building a place that the Reeder family could call home,” said Ryan De Young, President of De Young Properties.

Reeder also had a chance to thank everyone involved for their support after the unveiling. “This week has been a whirlwind but I am so grateful and I can see the puzzle pieces being put back together,” said Reeder. 

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The De Young Properties are long-time advocates of green building and wanted to offer the Reeder family a healthy, sustainable home, using the GreenPoint Rated system. The home achieved a GreenPoint Rated “Silver” status (higher energy compliance of 27%) and was reviewed using the standards of our Single-Family New home label.

Some of the features include:

  • Resource Efficient Landscaping
  • WaterSense Bathroom Fixtures
  • Reduced Light Pollution
  • ENERGY STAR® Dishwasher
  • ENERGY STAR® Dryer
  • SizeEfficient ENERGY STAR® Refrigerator
  • Third-Party Verification of Quality Insulation
  • No Fireplace or Sealed Gas Fireplace
  • Supply and Return Air Flow Testing
  • Meet ASHRAE Ventilation Residential Standards

A GreenPoint Rated label represents the gold standard in green homes and proves the home was built to trusted environmental standards and evaluated by a certified GreenPoint Rater. “It is like a report card for green homes that scores the home with categories, including energy and water conservation, indoor air quality, sustainable building materials and community benefits,” said Christopher Becker, Director of Program Services for GreenPoint Rated. 

The episode is set to air sometime early in 2020 on HGTV. 

About Tess Orlev

Journalist, world traveler, and Marketing Manager. Tess is a green home enthusiast and lover of playing with her cat Luna.
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