Springfield, Joplin Builders Pull off ‘IMPOSSIBLE’ Extreme Makeover Build

Just saying it out loud causes most to shake their heads and mutter “impossible.”

Seven Homes in Seven Days.

When builder Sam Clifton (Millstone Custom Homes) agreed to lead the ambitious Extreme Makeover: Home Edition project (his second with EM:HE), he believed the building industry in the area would rise to the occasion and inspire continued, ongoing rebuilding efforts in Joplin.

The Joplin build will be one of the largest in the history of the wildly popular ABC Television Network program. Led by Southwest Missouri home builder Sam Clifton, president of Millstone Custom Homes, the October Joplin project built seven homes in seven days for families who suffered losses in the May tornado that destroyed much of the city. The weeklong Extreme build began on October 19. Construction was completed by the end of October 26.

Watch local coverage of the first of seven “Big Reveals” below:

Watch Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’s Ty Pennington describe the Joplin project, the largest ever tackled in the nine-year history of the program:

Clifton is the 2010 Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield Builder Member of the Year. Millstone Custom Homes is also a member of the Home Builders Association of Southwest Missouri in Joplin. This is Clifton’s second time to lead a build for the popular ABC television program. In 2009, Millstone Custom Homes successfully led a southwest Missouri build project that provided a new home for the Hampton family in Ash Grove, Missouri.

About ABC-TV’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

The Emmy award winning reality program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” now entering its 9th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It’s executive-produced by Brady Connell and George Verschoor. 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 to learn on the job, building houses with his father. Today, Sam and his talented wife Michelle team up to provide their clients with 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 on long 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 is designed with all your preferences in mind. To learn more visit http://www.millstonehomesllc.com.