"It took us a few months to pick the Gaals for our project, but we knew all along that we wanted to reward someone who had given a lot for their community as a volunteer," said Bruce Case, president of Case Design/Remodeling. "Although we love the opportunity to do a complete makeover of a home, the most important part of this, to us, is to highlight that this is what America is all about: people helping people."
"We gave the Gaals several ideas of what we could do with the exterior of their home, as we would with any other homeowners, and provided them with a written contract even though this project will not cost them any money," Mr. Case said. "The inside of their home will stay the same, but the [new] exterior allows us to add some elements that improve the appearance of this home. We didn't design this one to blend in with the neighborhood but more to show the potential for transformation of a plain home."