Rochelle Anders has been an excellent first-grade teacher for the past 29 years, having received the 2005 Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year Award from Richland Center. She has four children, Tess, Reid, Drew and Tyler, who range from ages 12 to 20. When their father suddenly died from a heart attack, Rochelle tried to repair their dilapidated home. Despite her attempts, the roof is peeling apart, the wood siding and ceilings are crumbling, and squirrels, birds and mice are nesting in the walls. Inside the house, holes are evident in the ceilings and water damage has stained the walls. With only a wood-burning furnace to heat the home, the children had to live with relatives this past winter. It's now up to Ty and his designers to step in and keep the family together by keeping the house itself together.
While Ty and the designers, local builder Veridian Homes and hundreds of volunteers and workers are rebuilding their home, the Anders-Beatty family will go on vacation to Canada.
The design team for this episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will feature team leader Ty Pennington and designers Paul DiMeo, Paige Hemmis, Eduardo Xol and John Littlefield.