InfoStructure Joins Forces with Extreme Makeover
Oregon telecom firm contributes to a life-changing event provided by ABC’s TV show - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
9/22/11 6:27 PM CET
Medford, Oregon – September 21, 2011 – InfoStructure, a telecom solutions provider based in Talent, Oregon, joined other local and national companies to sponsor an event hosted by Extreme Makeover: Home Edition that forever changed the lives of an Oregon family with autistic children.
For several years, C.J. and Lindsay McPhail supported children with medical disabilities in their community through Southern Oregon Sparrow Clubs, a regional chapter which C.J. helped to start. It was during his tenure with Sparrow Clubs that the McPhails learned that two of their own children had autism. Their home, which sits on a large wooded property, presented challenges for proper treatment of their children’s condition. Being an old structure, it lacked the appropriate heating, wiring, plumbing and ventilation to accommodate their unique needs. Enter Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – a TV show that engages the community and helps a family that needs a new home. On September 7th , Extreme Makeover: Home Edition announced the McPhail family as the new recipient of a complete overhaul of their Medford home.
When managing partners of InfoStructure, Scott Hansen and Jeff Rhoden, learned of the news, becoming a sponsor of the makeover event was especially meaningful because both are friends of the McPhails. According to Scott, “I’ve known C.J and Lindsay for years. They’re great people and very deserving of this wonderful event provided by Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Knowing the kinds of people CJ and Lindsay are, they will use this house to pour their hearts into many children with special needs in our community for years to come.”
While the McPhail family enjoyed a vacation at the new Aulani Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii, the Extreme Makeoever design team, along with community volunteers, worked diligently to complete the entire renovation in a week. This marked the show’s 200th home makeover.
InfoStructure continues to emerge as a successful growth company in the IP cloud space, leveraging the power of the Internet to provide a wide range of voice and data services that it hosts within its IP network. In business since 1994, the company serves small and medium businesses with both traditional communications services, as well as its expanding suite of IP services. InfoStructure has steadily grown its workforce and customer base since its inception, and it currently serves over 5,000 customers primarily in the Pacific Northwest. For more information on InfoStructure, see www.infostructure.net.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, the Emmy award-winning reality program now entering its ninth 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 to 9 p.m. ET on ABC.