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Building industry pulls together for Aimee Copeland home

Pulte Homes has signed on as the builder of a new 1,956-sq.-ft. home addition for Aimee Copeland, the young woman who developed a rare bacterial infection called necrotizing fasciitis. She suffered from multiple amputations and is now facing a number of health issues. 

The home builder expects the addition to be completed within 40 days, when Copeland returns home from rehabilitation. 

The two-story space features a new bedroom, fitness room for rehabilitation, the new Pulte Planning Center -- an open room with accessibility and views to Copeland’s main space -- and an elevator to access other parts of the home.

Pulte Homes, along with at least 30 trade partners, are donating their time and materials to make sure the home renovation is completed before Copeland returns from rehabilitation. 

"Aimee's story and recovery has inspired many of us here at Pulte, and we were compelled to find a way to help," said Stephen Haines, VP sales for Pulte Homes in Georgia. "It is our honor to be a part of this generous community that has rallied together to help improve Aimee's quality of life, and build Aimee's Wing."

For more information about Aimee's status, visit Aimeecopeland.org.

The trade companies who will help to complete the renovations include: 84 Lumber, Boise Cascade, Builders First Source, Great Southern Wood Preserving, James Hardie, LP Building Products, MasterBrand Cabinets, ProBuild, Sherwin-Williams, Southeastern Millworks, Structured Drywall, Vulcan Concrete, Wilkins Electric and Woodman Insulation.

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