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amaZulu Chosen to Participate in ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Press Release   •   Feb 09, 2011 10:32 EST

amaZulu Chosen to Participate in ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

 

For Immediate Release - February 8, 2011 – Clermont, FL: amaZulu, a natural architectural materials supplier based in Clermont, recently transformed a room into a tropical South Pacific paradise for an upcoming episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”

 

Claire Evans, president of amaZulu, said the show's producers approached her and asked if she would like to donate products and services to the week-long home renovation project and help a deserving family in Florida. It's the second time the company has been asked to participate as a vendor for the show, she said.

 

“The bedroom we renovated looks great.” Evans said. “We created an ambiance using some of the natural materials we supply.”

 

Evans said she can't say much more than that until after the show releases specifics about the date the show will air, the location of the home, and name of the family helped.


The last time amaZulu participated in ABC's popular home makeover show, hosted by designer Ty Pennington, was six years ago. Evans said the show renovated a home for a St. Petersburg police officer who was blinded on duty. amaZulu installed textured walls so the officer could feel his way around the house and always know which room he was in.

 

“It was a different show this time around,” Evans said. “We really enjoyed it.”

 

During the renovation, Evans said the show blocked off the street as the whole community converged on the family's home to completely renovate it.

 

“You've got all these people who are on top of each other working to get the renovations completed, but no one is complaining,” Evans said. “It's wonderful comradeship. Everyone gets involved as a community. It's fantastic.

 

“Someone was laying pipe while a roofer was laying tile. The tile contractor needed supplies passed to him so it was nothing for the gent laying the pipe to stop and throw his supplies to the roof as needed. I walked out to the same location 20 minutes later and the entire roofing team was digging trenches to help lay the pipes. Teamwork is everything when you are racing a clock. After being in the room where we installed the ceiling for about two hours, we went outside to collect more supplies and what was a rustic back yard had been converted to an Olympic size beach volley ball court within hours. The transformation was incredible!”

 

About amaZulu

 

Claire Evans, a native South African who was born in Zimbabwe, opened amaZulu in 2002 to provide natural architectural supplies and develop high service standards. amaZulu has secured accounts with Disney, Sea World, Outback Steak House and many others. Dedicated to expand industry products is an amaZulu specialty. amaZulu has worked with the EPA to develop a pressure treated chemical that produces arsenic free Eucalyptus. The company received a golden seal from the EPA for the effort. They are also converting all their synthetic materials like artifical thatch to a safer material which is less toxic to humans and the environment. In 2003, Evans received certification as a woman-owned operation.

 

About “Extreme Makeover: Home edition”

 

The Emmy award winning reality program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” now in its 8th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It's executive-produced by Brady Connell and George Vershoor. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The show airs Sundays from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m., ET on ABC.

 

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About amaZulu

 

Claire Evans, a native South African who was born in Zimbabwe, opened amaZulu in 2002 to provide natural architectural supplies and develop high service standards. amaZulu has secured accounts with Disney, Sea World, Outback Steak House and many others. Dedicated to expand industry products is an amaZulu specialty. amaZulu has worked with the EPA to develop a pressure treated chemical that produces arsenic free Eucalyptus. The company received a golden seal from the EPA for the effort. They are also converting all their synthetic materials like artifical thatch to a safer material which is less toxic to humans and the environment. In 2003, Evans received certification as a woman-owned operation.