Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Lexington, NC - Lexington, NC. (November 11, 2009) – “Good Morning Creasy Family!” was the phrase enthusiastically shouted by Ty Pennington of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition as the Creasy family ran out of their Davidson County house, they were about to receive the greatest surprise of their lives. Out of all the builders in the Triad area, ABC chose green certified Hedrick Creative Building to help one deserving family, the Creasy’s, of Lexington, North Carolina get the home of their dreams.

Tricia Creasey, a beloved teacher who is battling stage four cancer while her husband struggles to keep their home livable for their family. For the “Extreme Makeover” team, along with hundreds of local volunteers, it’s a heartfelt opportunity to give back to a couple who enjoy going above and beyond for their community in the face of their own medical and financial hardships.William and Tricia Creasey have always been well known in Lexington as a wonderful and generous couple who are devoted to each other, their children, the school where they worked, and their community. Three years ago, Tricia was diagnosed with colon cancer. A dedicated seventh grade teacher, Tricia refused to stop teaching while undergoing the chemotherapy and major surgery her treatment required. In May of 2009, Tricia’s cancer returned and spread to her lymph nodes. To prevent the cancer from spreading any further, Tricia receives weekly chemotherapy treatments that cost the family $1,400 a month after insurance. The Creasey’s bought their home as a fixer-upper, but the necessary repairs and renovations have taken a back seat to Tricia’s medical care. Numerous structural problems such as holes in the floor, walls, and roof where animals can get in, cracks in the foundation, lack of insulation, and extensive water damage from a leaking roof create additional, everyday obstacles and hazards for Tricia and the entire family. In addition, the house has only one bathroom, which Tricia must often occupy for hours a time to take care of medical necessities. Now, it’s up to Ty and the gang to build William, 40, Tricia, 37, Brittany, 12, Makenzie, 5, and Makayla, 5, a new home that will not only be a safe place for Tricia to battle her cancer, but provide a place for family, friends, and the community to gather and offer support to this warm-hearted family. The Creasey family will go on vacation to Walt Disney World while “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” team leader Ty Pennington, designers Ed Sanders, Paul DiMeo, and Tracy Hutson, local builder Hedrick Creative Building, LLC, and more than a thousand community volunteers rebuild their home.
The location address is: The Creasey Family 2844 Allred Road, Lexington, NC 27292.

Jason Hedrick, Hedrick Creative Building urges you to get involved and help this deserving family realize their dream of living in a safe, clean and environmentally green home that doesn’t threathen Tricia’s health. Go to, the website provides a link to make donations that directly benefit the Creasey family.

About Hedrick Creative Building
Located centrally in the state of NC in Lexington, Hedrick Creative Building is named for its owner, Jason Hedrick. The company, although new in formation, began in 2003, but builder Jason Hedrick has 23 years experience in the construction industry. Jason is accustomed to tackling challenges while overseeing projects of new custom built homes, structural repairs or remodeling. “This project is definitely a challenge, completely building a home is just 106 hours, but with the involvement of my community, I’m looking forward to building a dream for a family,” remarked Jason. For more information:

About ABC-TVs Extreme Makeover: Home Edition“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” which has won back-to-back Emmy Awards as Best Reality Program (non-competitive), is entering its 7th season on ABC. The program is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. Anthony Dominici is the executive producer; and David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA. The show airs on Sundays (8:00-9:00 EST), on the ABC Television Network. “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.

1 comment:

The Redfields said...

Tami -- Usborne Books has paired up with Exteme Makeover: Home Edition to bring children’s books to the home makeover, and you can help. Between now and Sunday night, November 15, every book that is ordered at will help earn books for this family. People can buy books for themselves or for Christmas gifts (think about the Stocking Stuff or Toys for Tots coming up too!) and still help provide books for someone else. Many of the books are in the $5-8 range. If they want to buy a book to donate to the family directly, that can also be done through contacting Kristin at This would also be a great time to look at a purchase for local Angel Trees, Stocking Stuffs, and Toys for Tots!