'Extreme Makeover' gets closer to foundation-system supplier

Fans of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” may wonder: "How do they build a house so quickly?" One answer is in the concrete foundation system.

New Holland, Pa.-based Superior Walls of America, a pre-cast concrete foundation system manufacturer, has signed on as a supporter for Season 8 of ABC-TV’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” The company will supply and install custom-made energy-efficient basement and crawl space foundations for a variety of homes featured on the home improvement show in 2010 and 2011.

“This sponsorship actually represents a formalization of our ongoing relationship with ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,’ ” said Keith Weller, CFO of Superior Walls of America. “Since the show started in 2003, our corporate office and licensee partners have donated almost two dozen foundation systems to project homes for ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.’ Now we’re excited to ‘step up’ our commitment to support the goals of this television show in helping special families get their dream homes.”

Certified crews for Superior Walls will deliver and install the customized insulated panels to the job sites involved with the show and have the entire foundation system installed typically in less than six hours.

The show's director of construction, David Bohler, described the speed of the system as "amazing." He added: “Given the strict timeline that our show operates under, these foundation systems are perfectly suited for our needs."