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TJB Homes Builds A Brighter Future
TJB HOMES, INC BUILDS A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR A TWIN CITIES FAMILY STRUCK BY TRAGEDY
ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition makes its first ever stop in Minnesota
Blaine-based TJB Homes, Inc did what many consider the impossible. Together with ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition design team and hundreds of local subcontractors, they built a new, quality home for a deserving Twin Cities family in just under a week’s time, actual time 99 hours!. The Swenson-Lee family of Minnetonka now enjoying their new home.
In the past 11-months, the Swenson-Lee family has grown from five to soon-to-be ten members. Vicki Seliger Swenson and her husband, Erik, took in her sister; Teri Lee’s four children after Lee and her boyfriend were fatally shot by an ex-boyfriend in September of 2006. The children’s father died a few years prior in a car accident. Now with an eighth baby on the way, the Swenson-Lee family has quickly outgrown their three bedroom home.
Despite the slower housing market, TJB Homes, Inc., a family-run business, jumped at the chance to help this family and the larger community. “We were so moved by this family and how they stepped up without hesitation in a time of need,” said Tom Budzynski, owner of TJB Homes, Inc. “What a great example. How could we not do the same?” The Budzynski family believes this project will go far beyond this family and help revive a community, as well as their industry. “This is going to be a good old-fashioned barn raising,” says Budzynski. ” Everyone is coming together, competitors and co-workers alike to help a family many have never met. It’s awe-inspiring to be a part of. ”
TJB Homes, Inc brought thousands of local trades, businesses, celebrities and volunteers together to make this an incredible project for the family and the community. See all the details at: www.TJBhomes.com.
Thank you Tom and everyone at TJB Homes for being a leader in our community and giving so much! We would also like to thank everyone who has made this event one that will not be forgotten. Many of the partners are from the MetroNorth Business community, including some of our members Eniva, Hedberg Landscape & Masonry Supplies, HOM Furniture, Majors Sports Café, ManagementSpecialties.com Website Specialists,
Abby Carpet & Floor of Coon Rapids, Bella, Bromley Printing, Inc., Community Pride Bank, Integrity Lending, Litin, TJB Remodeling, Today’s Window Fashions, Universal Spray & Drywall, Village Bank, Village Floor & Wall, Inc., Excel Energy, Biffs, Inc., CenterPoint Energy, Cub Foods,Sherwin Williams, Panera Bread, Fast Signs, We are proud to have you as members of the Chamber.
*(We apologize in advance if anyone was missed – please let us know if you were involved).
About ABC-TVs Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, which has won back-to-back Emmy Awards as Best Reality Program (non-competitive), is entering its 5th season on ABC. The program is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. Denise Cramsey is the executive producer; and David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA.