This past weekend, the employees and volunteers from Alure Home Improvements who recently finished rebuilding the Lutz family home in East Setauket were supposed to be taking it easy. Instead, more than two dozen contractors, including Alure president Sal Ferro, were at it again.
“Extreme Makeover took on an ambitious project in Baltimore and unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate” says Ferro. “So Alure was called in to not only support a great cause but to help out a fellow builder.” When a heavy rain compromised the structure of the facility on Friday, the Baltimore team was in danger of not completing the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition build in time for ABC’s famous “Move That Bus” reveal with host Ty Pennington. The show’s producer sent out a message to Alure Home Improvement’s Doug Cornwell inquiring whether Alure’s Long Island team would be interested in lending a hand.
“Within hours of the urgent call, Alure mobilized 28 skilled workers and traveled down to Baltimore to lend our support,” says Ferro. “Every one of the guys were part of the Lutz family Extreme Makeover but were willing to give up another weekend because they all believe in what this show is all about.”
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According to the show’s producers, “Sal and the team from Alure Home Improvements define the word ‘heroes.’ They not only help us in their own backyards, but were willing to sacrifice their time once again to come to Baltimore and join the Extreme Team to finish the biggest build we have ever done. I am impressed beyond words.”
When asked if he was exhausted from back-to-back Extreme Makeovers, Ferro said, “Yeah, I’m tired… again! But it always feels great to do this.”