Southland featured on ABC’s Extreme Makeover show

Monday, February 1, 2010 - 22:30

Dulles, VA

On August 20th, Southland’s Mid-Atlantic division received a call from the ABC network in regards to a new project they were about to start working on for the television show Extreme Makeover. Although Extreme Makeover usually focuses on residential construction, ABC was putting together a special project in the Washington D.C. metro area which consisted of the demolition and construction of a new house and community center.
Southland was asked to provide voluntary plumbing assistance on the Fishing School community center project which was demolished on the 23rd of August. Once the project was demolished, crews of volunteers started working around the clock building a new 7,000 square foot, high efficiency community center. The new facility was rebuilt in just one week, and the keys to the new facility were turned over on Sunday, August 30th.
On February 14th at 8:00 p.m., the ABC Network will air the Fishing School project as a two hour special so please be sure to tune in to see this exciting project come together. Southland would also like to thank the following volunteers who donated their time and effort to this great cause:
Chris Gavin, Frank George, James George, Pete Gray, Cliff Johnson, Brandon Johnson, Mike Lyon, Matt Scheer, Jack Schoen, Azael Sanchez, Jermaine Savoy, Alan Shaverl, Seth Shaver, Felicia Snell, James Rivera, Gary Campbell, Mike Shavatt, Jim Haller and J. Gilbert.

About Southland

Founded in 1949, Southland Industries is one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts providing innovative yet practical solutions through a holistic approach to building performance. Advocating a design-build-maintain model, Southland specializes in the design, construction, and service of mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, process piping, automation and controls systems, as well as comprehensive energy services needs. Offering standalone services as well as integrated solutions, Southland’s in-house experts remain connected, sharing knowledge and information in order to produce the results that have earned Southland its unmatched reputation as one of the top design-builders in the nation. As a company that has always prided itself on innovation and collaboration, Southland continues to pave the way as an industry leader in sustainability and energy efficiency so as to improve the way buildings are designed, built, and maintained. For information, please visit

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