Date: August 17, 2009

News - Chaney Enterprises and Customers, Vendors Partnering Up for an ‘Extreme’ Experience


Chaney Enterprises and four customers and vendors will join forces for ABC Television’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” when the Emmy-award winning reality show comes to the region. Two structures, a family home and a community center will be getting the renovations in one week’s time.

The company will be providing concrete, pervious concrete and Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs). The Pervious Concrete will be EMHE’s going green building element for this episode, which will air as a two-hour special.. Providing the manpower to finish the concrete will be Eastern Concrete and Z-Con. Leep Green will donate ICFs and Increte of Maryland is donating the materials to provide decorative stamped and stained concrete to be used throughout the two projects.

“When we approached our customers and vendors about participating, I was overwhelmed by their generosity. These folks didn’t hesitate to jump into Extreme Makeover with us,” said Jan Holt, chief customer officer for Chaney Enterprises.

In addition to the generosity of Z-Con, Eastern Construction, Increte of Maryland and Leep Green, Chaney Enterprises employees have signed up in force to volunteer their time and talent in the week-long projects. “Volunteering has always been part of the Chaney Team culture—it’s just one more example to show we have the best employees in the concrete industry,” said Sherry Santana, community relations specialist for Chaney Enterprises.

Taking lead on the projects are Burch Builders Group LLC and G&M Contracting, Inc., from Northern Virginia. The names and locations will not be released until later this month.

Chaney Enterprises was granted the 2009 Alliance for Workplace Excellence Award in March, one of 56 companies in the Metropolitan Washington Region to be named as excellent workplaces In meeting the requirements for the award, Chaney Enterprises was noted for its supportive corporate culture and management practices, family and employee-friendly policies and practices, strong employee health and wellness initiatives, comprehensive growth and learning opportunities and demonstrating corporate social responsibility and employee volunteerism.

For information call 301-932-5665.

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