Millstone Custom Homes Chosen for “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

It’s official!! Millstone Custom Homes chosen for “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

Special Southwest Missouri Family to Receive Dream Home

Millstone Custom Homes announced today it will join ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” to build a home for a deserving family here in Southwest Missouri. On Tuesday July 14, 2009, the Millstone team will begin work and oversee an immense demolition and build project that will result in a new home constructed in only one week. Because five deserving Ozarks area families are now being considered for the project, information about the family and home location has yet to be released.

“We are honored and humbled to undertake this project,” says Sam Clifton, owner of Millstone. “When they first called, I thought they were kidding. But this is real. The families are real. And together with our community, this is a chance for all of us to make a big difference. We have been so blessed, and my family and I are thrilled to support a family that needs help in these difficult economic times.”

Conrad Ricketts, executive producer of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” explained that the show’s producers look beyond a company simply being a quality builder. “Millstone Custom Homes is a family-run business that takes pride in building not only communities, but neighborhoods,” Ricketts said. “Their devotion to giving back is what first caught our eye, and their long-standing tradition of charity and community involvement assured us that they were the perfect builder for this project.”

The challenge is great. Demolish an existing home and build a new one, specially tailored to the family’s needs, and get it all done in only one week! Says Clifton, “it’s an Extreme dream…but our slogan says it all. “Failure is NOT an option!”

Millstone is in the progress of putting together a crew of hundreds of volunteers including subcontractors, suppliers, and both skilled and unskilled workers. “This is a massive endeavor but we know the Ozarks; there is no doubt we will all come together,” says Clifton. The build itself will take one week, with volunteers working 24 hours a day to complete the new home. The project not only requires building materials and labor, but also beverages, tents, printing services and cleaning crews, among other materials and services. Both construction and behind the scenes volunteers are needed. To learn more about the project and how to help, visit our website at Or call the “Extreme Dream line” at 417-885-9696

About ABC-TV’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”
The Emmy award winning reality program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” now in its 7th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It’s executive-produced by Anthony Dominici. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The show airs Sundays from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET on ABC.

About Millstone Custom Homes
As a second-generation builder, Sam Clifton has dedicated most of his life to learning his trade. Starting when he was a young boy, Sam worked for his father’s construction company. From pouring cement foundations to installing drywall, Sam learned every aspect of the building process. To further pursue his passion for building, Sam also earned a Construction Management degree from Missouri State University. While completing his formal education, Sam continued tolearn on the job, building houses with his father.Today, Sam and his talented wife Michelle team up to provide their clientswith outstanding design-build services. It’s their Millstone mission to bring new homes to life for couples and families. Raising their own three children in the Ozarks, Sam and Michelle are true neighbors to many of their clients. They forge a bond and friendship with their clients that lives onlong after the new home is complete. You can experience the Millstone difference when you walk into one of our custom homes and look around. No two Millstone homes are alike. Each home we build is designed with all your preferences in mind. To learn more visit

Sam Clifton was interviewed Tuesday morning (June 30) live on KSPR 33‘s morning show. Below is video of the two live interviews: