Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), established over half a century ago, is one of today’s leading not-for-profit health organizations. Spanning in local communities across the country, MDA is geared with funding research and health care and support services that cover innumerable neuromuscular diseases.
MDA’s goal is simple and straightforward – a devotion to promoting awareness and finding treatments and cures for neuromuscular diseases and supporting the individuals and families affected by it.
Muscular dystrophy (MD), what is it? Muscular dystrophy causes muscle weakness and loss. According to MDA facts, MD refers to a group of genetic muscle diseases marked by progressive degeneration of voluntary muscles. Forms of MD appear from infancy to middle age or later.
There is no cure for MD and treatments can aid with the symptoms and avoid complications.
Laguna Construction & Builder is proud to be a part of helping in the fight against muscular dystrophy and is donating $1,500 in support to Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
Please visit their website for more information about MDA and ways to help at www.MDA.org.
Below is a few excerpts from an article written by Nick Brennan and published in The Oregon County Register on March 20, 2004 about the third episode of ABC Television’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition and the McCrorys family. For the complete article, visit Nick Brennan online.
What is it like to be a contractor on an extreme home makeover? To face six months’ worth of strenuous and complicated work, and have only seven days to do it? To find out, The Orange County Register spent a day inside during the remake of the Costa Mesa home of Tom and Deirdre McCrory.
It is 4 a.m. on a Sunday, and most of Costa Mesa is sleeping peacefully. But on Rosemary Place a small army of workers has started painting the exterior of the McCrory home, which is being expanded by 50 percent, adding 500 square feet.
Steve Suer’s … team from Laguna Construction & Builder has just eight hours to install the siding and battens, which are used to attach the siding to the home. In a typical situation, the install would take four or five days with a four- or five-member crew for a house this size, he said. Today he has four guys installing just the siding’s battens.
One siding crew works on the home’s back wall while two others install siding on each side of the house.
Just how do you have your entire home remodeled on national television courtesy of ABC? In the McCrorys’ case it was a matter of a growing family in a tiny space. Their 1,077-square-foot home was already tight on room with two toddler boys. In December, Deirdre found out she was pregnant with triplets. The show spices home improvement with emotional extremes, showcasing good works for deserving families and the conflicts that arise from an insane construction schedule.
It is 3 p.m. on Feb. 18, and a long black limousine pulls up in front of the remade home. Ty Pennington, host of the show, gets the rain-soaked crowd of more than 100 onlookers poised for a big greeting.
Tom and Deirdre emerge with their two little boys and are overjoyed with the results.
Uploaded on January 16, 2012
Studio 11 LA investigative producer Heidi Cuda interviews the owner of Laguna Construction, an OC firm that’s surviving the recession by lowering costs, remodeling foreclosed homes and bidding on government jobs.