TRD Designs Makes an â€śExtreme Makeoverâ€ť of Purdys home
Katonah, New York, June 20, 2006â€”It took TRD Designs 4 days and 10 hours to take a barren plot and turn it into a masterpiece worthy of a Better Homes and Gardens landscaping award. In fact, Tom Dieck, TRD Designsâ€™ president, orchestrated the effort for the ABC show â€śExtreme Makeover: Home Edition,â€ť which aired on Motherâ€™s Day, May 14.
The show featured the Arena family house in Purdys, New York. The familyâ€™s only son, Jimmy, had died of a brain tumor the previous September. TRD Designs was brought in to create a landscape that would accommodate the familyâ€™s lifestyle with 6 remaining childrenâ€”all girls, and another baby on the way. read full press release (pdf)