CLOVIS, California.- CalFire Captain Nick Reeder and his daughters saw their new home for the first time on Saturday as part of HGTV’s revival of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
Hundreds of people cheered “move that bus” in anticipation of the home reveal. The home is a gift for the Reeder Family from De Young Properties and HGTV to help Nick whose wife passed less than two years ago.
“They went through so much,” said De Young Properties Executive Vice President Brandon De Young. “Nick went through so much and it means a lot to us that he has a good life.”
Around 1200 volunteers came together to work on the house throughout the week to make sure the home was finished within the deadline of 96 hours.
“If nothing else this has been a testament to the true community for Fresno and Clovis,” said Volunteer Coordinator Rae Matsen. “It has been amazing.”
This isn’t the Central Valley’s first reveal. Back in 2009, De Young Properties also built a home for a woman in Fresno.
“There is a lot of emotion,” said Volunteer Ron Wathen. “There is a lot of happiness and there is a lot of togetherness with the community and everyone involved.”
Although the outside can now be seen, the inside will not be revealed until the show airs in January 2020.