U.S. Door & Building Components is helping the Hill Family to build a better community for underprivileged youth in Geneva, N.Y. The company recently donated materials and labor to the construction of a new boxing gym that the Hills included as part of their new home, courtesy of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” a weekly show that airs on ABC. The gym is used to train kids ages eight to 21 who come from broken or impoverished homes in the area.
Tim Hill founded the Geneva Boxing Team for the purpose of training local youngsters, though he never charged for lessons and paid himself for the makeshift gym he created in a small office building downtown. He and his wife, Michelle, were living with their four children in a home that was more than 200 years old and in dire need of repair. “Extreme Makeover” chose the family as the beneficiary of the episode that aired last Sunday.
About to enter its sixth season, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” is an Emmy Award-winning reality TV series providing home renovations for deserving families. Each episode showcases a family that has faced a recent or ongoing hardship. The show's producers coordinate with a local construction contractor, which then coordinates with various companies in the building trades for the makeover that includes interior, exterior and landscaping. All of the work is performed in seven days while the family is on vacation, paid for by the show's producers. All materials and labor are donated.
U.S. Door, which provides a broad range of self-storage components and related construction services, donated a 16-by-8-foot Model 626 rolling door and a Gliderol motor operator to the boxing gym, built behind the Hill’s new house. Installed by U.S. Door employees Joe Burkhalter and Tony Domicolo, the insulated door features a Galvalume finish to match the exterior décor of the gym, which is equipped with new, state-of-the-art exercise equipment and a full-size boxing ring.
To read and view details about the Hill Family project, visit http://abc.go.com/primetime/xtremehome/index?pn=greenprojects.
U.S. Door has been an international self-storage supplier for more than 30 years. In addition to roll-up doors, the company offers a portfolio of products including hallway and corridor systems, swing doors, lockers, EZ Access wicket doors, relocatable buildings and mezzanine systems. For more information, visit www.usdoor.com.