Lapolla and ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” Freeport, IL, Project
Stott Family Home Episode Airs Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 8/7c on ABC
HOUSTON, TX — (MARKET WIRE) — November 12, 2009 — Lapolla Industries, Inc. (LPAD.OB) (“Lapolla”) is a Houston based manufacturer and supplier of spray foam insulation, coatings, and equipment designed to reduce energy consumption in the residential and commercial markets, for both new construction and retrofit applications.
Philip and Joey Stott and their children were selected as an Extreme Makeover: Home Edition family, following their nomination for the program by family friends. Their Illinois home included a barn, chicken coop, pig-pen, other out-buildings and a very old farmhouse with no insulation and 100-year-old wiring, all of which the family planned to update and improve over the coming years.
Three months after purchasing the farm, Joey was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and was told the only cure was a bone marrow transplant from a matching donor. Miraculously, an anonymous donor was found in October 2004. She spent the majority of the next two years in the hospital, missing the first two springs on the farm. The Stott family had to unfortunately postpone their plans of fixing their farmhouse and setting up college funds for their kids.
One night while Phillip was working a late night shift, the floor in their 100-year-old farm house started to shake and Joey saw electrical outlets sparking and exploding. She quickly got the children and ran to the barn for safety, from where they watched their house become consumed by multiple explosions. The house was seriously damaged – walls were knocked down fighting the fire and much of the furniture was destroyed.
ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition design team called on Lapolla to donate the spray foam material and coordinate the labor required to insulate the new Stott family home. Four spray foam insulation crews traveled from Illinois and Michigan to insulate the walls and unvented attic of the new 3,300 sq. ft. farm home.
Douglas J. Kramer, CEO and President of Lapolla commented, “Working as a partner with Extreme Makeover and the homebuilder, Hasken Construction, to fix the Stott family’s farmhouse was an honor. Closed-Cell spray foam was recommended for this project as the house is openly exposed to the elements. We wanted to select an insulation system that could be used as a vapor retarder, an air barrier, and add strength to the wall and roof assembly.”
The spray foam insulation applicators that donated their time to complete the Stott family home included: Fencil Urethane, Saunders Insulation, Precise and Snug Insulation, and Cozy Cover. Their contributions will allow the family to enjoy the benefits of low energy costs and a healthier indoor environment.
About Lapolla Industries, Inc.
Lapolla Industries, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of spray polyurethane foam for insulation and coatings targeting residential and commercial applications in the building envelope construction industries. For more information, please visit www.Lapolla.com.
About ABC-TV’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”
The Emmy award winning reality program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” now in its 7th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding, and executive-produced by Anthony Dominici. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The show airs Sundays from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET on ABC.
Lapolla Industries, Inc. Contacts:
Douglas J. Kramer, CEO
Michael T. Adams, CGO