Being connected is a good thing and Rob Schroeder is connected to a good cause. His cousin Annie’s fianace John Norris, is a part of Edenton Builders in Edenton, North Carolina and when he needed help on the Extreme Makeover Home Edition ABC’s premiere Sunday night show, he called on Schroeder who is the primary in RJS Builders in Troutville.
Schroeder and many of his family members including his wife Laura and daughter Anna traveled to Jamesville, North Carolina to help the Cooper family get a new home. The family had been living in a house trailer with holes in the floor. Mr. Cooper is a wheel chair bound veteran of the Gulf War and his teen age son had a terrible accident two years ago where he lost an arm, so life hasn’t been to happy for the family for a while and they passed the Extreme Makeover panel as good candidates for a new home.
It took over 110 hours to raze the trailer and build the new home which is a log home coming in at about 2000 square feet of living space. The house is certified ADA accessible and fully furnished with the latest. The builders worked 24 hours per day to finish the home. Laura and little Anna Schroeder took plenty of candids. We have a picture gallery.
“It was grueling at times and I answered about 200 questions per hour, but I would do it again in a heart beat. We were still finishing the roof when they rolled the bus away!” said Schroeder.