BERKLEY, MI — After participating in 87 episodes of the award-winning ABC-TV show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
" in 35 states over the past four years, the Certified Restoration Drycleaning Network
(CRDN) has been named a season-long preferred vendor for season eight of the show, according to a press release.
The vast geographic coverage and extensive experience helping tens of thousands of homeowners each year recover from fires and floods has made CRDN the perfect participant for the show, the release noted.
"We are extremely proud of the opportunity to help ''Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'' provide a fresh start for so many deserving families," said Chip Bifano, President of CRDN, an international organization of textile restoration specialists serving the insurance industry.
"Our organization is adept at assisting those who have experienced an accident or disaster by restoring garments and other fabric items — those items that are very personal. CRDN''s involvement with the show has been a natural fit for us, from the corporate level down to the local communities where we live and work," Bifano added.
"What allows ''Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'' to touch the lives of families time after time is the attention to detail that our partners provide," said Diane Korman, senior producer for the show which has won back-to-back Emmy Awards.
"You can''t pick your family, but you can decide who you choose to do business with. We know that we can count on CRDN to step-up above and beyond the call of duty every time. It is not uncommon to have their business owners hand-deliver the clothing back to us and then stay all night to help move in furniture, often sacrificing their own time with their families to make a difference for a perfect stranger," Korman stated.