Not that you’ve seen and read the stories of our two First Place winners, Rhonda Carroll and Carl Wall, I am excited to finally reveal the transformation of our Grand Prize winner Lauren Brown from Arlington, TX. Above you will see Lauren’s submission photo.
In May 2013, a cabinet fell and broke the toilet, causing water to run all day, destroying multiple rooms in the process. The family was forced to move to an extended stay hotel while the house was being repaired. There were delays with the contractor they were using, so they decided to call Empire to get their floors replaced fast. With their insurance, they were able to install hardwood in the main areas but had to install carpet in their master bedroom. In August, they had a crew paint the master bedroom and bathroom, but due to lack of ventilation, the fumes caught the two rooms on fire. Lauren explains, the family was “back to square one with moving out to the extended stay hotel finding new flooring within an insurance budget.”
That’s when Lauren noticed the contest on Facebook and immediately entered. Lauren said she found getting votes was “easy because most of our friends and family knew of our hardship this entire summer and were so happy to vote for us.” Below is a picture of the family taken in their destroyed master bedroom; Lauren, her husband Lance, son Tyler, two daughters Avery and Emily and their puppy, Violet.
When they won the contest it was their lucky day! The family was able to choose the same floors they had installed throughout the main areas of their home, our Oxmoor Engineered Hardwood in the Autumn Hickory color. The family was even able to install Sorrento Ceramic in the Earth color in their bathroom.
After the bedroom and bathroom were complete, Lauren exclaimed “We are so happy with our Empire floors. The sales team, install crew, and phone operators have always made our needs top priority each and every time we have used them. Thanks so much for making our bad luck into an awesome story in the end!”
Congratulations Lauren! We hope you and your family will enjoy your new floors for many years to come.
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