Capital Lighting & Supply participates in ABC’s EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION
Rice, VA. – May 7, 2008 - Capital Lighting & Supply, a subsidiary of Sonepar-USA recently donated material to ABC’s hit reality show EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION to rebuild a home for the Lucas Family in Rice, VA.
CLS was approached by customer Mark Southall, CEO of Creative Electrical Contractors of Farmville, VA to partner with them on the project. “We donated all our services and supplies which added up to close to $28,000 not including the supplier donations,” said Southall. “We put in 1,100 man-hours from start to finish. We began wiring the 3,000 square-foot house at 5:30 am and by 11:00 pm the drywall was installed. It’s fast pace all right.”
"We were excited to help Mark on this project,” said Terry Motley, Outside Sales Representative for Capital Lighting & Supply. “It’s not everyday you get to be involved in a production of this type. It was especially rewarding to take part in the reveal day and to see the family’s reactions.” CLS donated over $12,000 worth of electrical material to help with the cause.
The Lucas Family were the lucky winners of the home makeover. Michael Lucas began building his family’s home on a piece of land located on an historic Civil War battleground. However, before he could complete the project his National Guard unit was deployed to Iraq leaving the home uninhabitable for the family. This episode was shot in December 2007 but just recently aired.
Creative Electrical Contractors (CEC) has been in business over 10 years servicing the central Virginia area. What began as a one man operation is now over 100 employees. CEC specializes in commercial, industrial and design-build work.
About Capital Lighting & Supply
Capital Lighting & Supply provides electrical products, lighting, and services to contractors, builders, and end-users in the Mid-Atlantic States. Our mission is to be the electrical distributor of choice. We service our customers from 21 locations throughout Maryland and Virginia and from our new 220,000 square foot headquarters and CDC to be completed by the summer of 2008 in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
About Sonepar USA
Sonepar USA is made up of the finest electrical supply distributors in the United States. The company has 4,400 associates in 11 companies operating more than 240 branches in 33 states. In 2007, Sonepar USA achieved $2.9 billion in revenue. It is a member of the Sonepar group - the world's largest privately held electrical distributor. Worldwide, Sonepar employs over 25,250 employees, with 1,450 branch locations and 2007 annual sales of $15.3 billion.
About EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION
EMHE which has won back-to-back Emmy Awards as Best Reality Program (non-competitive) is in 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.