Evans company to build on TV

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An Evans-based building company has been selected by ABC TV's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to build a house for an Augusta-area family in early December, Stephen Beazley, the president of Bill Beazley Homes Inc., announced Thursday.

Stephen Beazley: President of Bill Beazley Homes Inc. said the company will hold a pep rally Thursday to gather volunteers.  Jenna Martin photo
Jenna Martin photo
Stephen Beazley: President of Bill Beazley Homes Inc. said the company will hold a pep rally Thursday to gather volunteers.

Bill Beazley Homes will partner with Augusta-area businesses to build the home in a week as the show's host, Ty Pennington, and his crew travel to Augusta to assist with the project. ABC will choose from several finalists in the area and release the selected family's identity in early December.

Bill Beazley Homes will hold a pep rally at Diamond Lakes Recreation Community Center at 6 p.m. Thursday to gather volunteers for the project, dubbed "Extreme Like You Have Never Seen Build 2010."

Those attending are asked to bring a can of food for Golden Harvest Food Bank. More information can be found at www.extrememakeoveraugusta.com.

Bill Beazley Homes was established in 1976 and has constructed homes in Columbia, Richmond and Aiken counties. CEO Bill Beazley has been named Builder Executive of the Year several times by Home Builders Association of Augusta.

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Chillen
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Chillen 11/11/10 - 01:49 pm
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Wow, this is pretty exciting

Wow, this is pretty exciting news for Augusta and for some family who is obviously in dire need.

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bdouglas 11/11/10 - 02:22 pm
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Good for the city, lukewarm

Good for the city, lukewarm for the family. The tax burden all the families who are featured on this show are strapped with once they get the house has many of them in foreclosure. If they can't afford a house payment as it is I don't know how they can afford the thousands in property taxes that these extravagant homes built on the show will cost them. Never really understood that part of the show. And half the time they give them new cars or other money as well, which they'll also get taxed extra on.

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naycan 11/11/10 - 03:04 pm
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bdouglas, I think you need to

bdouglas,

I think you need to check you facts. Currently only five of the homes are in foreclosure and three of those are the families getting loans based on the home value. The one is Altanta is an example. The father took out a $400,000 loan against the house value to start a construction company and it folded. Also, many times, the cost of the house and property are paid off by a generous donation. I do agree with you that they can build four very nice homes for one of the "extreme" homes.

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Whim 11/11/10 - 03:04 pm
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bdouglas, I agree. Most of

bdouglas, I agree. Most of the families that I have seen on that show have never been blessed with a windfall of money and are not prepared to handle it. I recall that a family in Atlanta that received a new home from that show and took out a large mortgage on the home and eventually had it forclosed on. I hope that the show would give them access to a financial counselor so they can properly manage the gift that they receive.

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Richmnd Cty Votr 11/11/10 - 03:59 pm
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bdouglas, you hit the nail on

bdouglas, you hit the nail on the head! That is why I stopped watching the show. They seemed to go WAY over the top for me.

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trimmy 11/11/10 - 08:57 pm
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I think the family will be
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I think the family will be ok. They can build a pretty cheap house.

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2tired2argueanymore 11/12/10 - 08:48 am
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It is a waste to build so

It is a waste to build so large a home for anyone. It makes more sense to build conservative well built homes for many families instead. If they really want to do something to help people, then go into a blighted area and build a dozen new homes of moderate size. Help a dozen families and not just one. Out of that dozen maybe half will be able to keep the home and not turn around and mortgage it to the hilt and loose it. Maybe ABC should hold the mortgage for the first ten years to insure that the owners don't just sell it or loose it.

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poolmom 11/12/10 - 10:21 am
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Surely Extreme Home Makeover

Surely Extreme Home Makeover investigates and makes sure the family will be able to pay taxes. They only award this to deserving, needy families. Let's be positive about this wonderful experience.
And KUDOS to Beasley Homes also!

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InChristLove 11/12/10 - 11:29 am
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Kudos to Beasley Homes but I

Kudos to Beasley Homes but I have to agree with 2tired2argueanymore, why not be a little conservative and build several average homes that will benenfit several families than to build one overly plushed home that ends up being more than what the family needs.

Shepeard Blood
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Shepeard Blood 11/12/10 - 02:49 pm
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Shepeard Community Blood

Shepeard Community Blood Center is pleased to announce our partnership with Beazley Homes as they build a house for a local family with Extreme Makeover Home Edition, which airs on ABC.

We are truly honored to have been asked by Mayor Deke Copenhaver to partner in this exciting event. We hope that many of our team members, friends, and families will come together and volunteer to assist with this project.

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ameliaf 11/12/10 - 03:29 pm
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Doesn't hearing about what

Doesn't hearing about what Extreme Makeover can do make you think of Habitat for Humanity. They build smaller homes for people in need, require sweat equity, financial counseling, and require the homeowner to pay off a mortgage. Their success is very high.

Homes can be sponsored by a church, a school, or a consortium of groups who can raise the money.

I think Habitat does good work in the world and offers an opportunity for many people to participate in building the home or providing food and coffee for the volunteers who build the home. You don't have to be a carpenter to help. If you have ever painted a wall, planted sod or a bush, you have a useful skill.

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TheCrisseys 11/12/10 - 07:09 pm
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Wow, most of you need to

Wow, most of you need to really check the facts. True about 4-5 have forclosed/sold, some was because the young moved on, some divorce. The one in Atlanta was just poor judgement, attempt to start a business in a slower economy. The show does provide financial services for a period of time after the build. And the show also has toned down the lavish gifts, not like early on in the show.
The tax burden too, as long as you keep you mind set what they will cost monthly vs a mortgage pmt, as they usually pay it off from donations.
A much larger percent do ok, and even go to pay it forward. Sweet Alice continues to do and has grown her helping hands. Patrick Hughes travels from city to city, with up-lifting story. Sometimes you just need something, and it's more than some other big giving shows.
I have helped on 2 builds, and watched 2 other being built. Yes it's they type of wood you don't find in the lumber yard (Holly-Wood) but who else is helping a few?

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