Quality Homes and Sears Come Together To Help Caledon Family Rebuild After Fire

A Story in the Spirit of Family Day

TORONTO, Feb. 17 /CNW/ - After a fire devastated their home only three months ago, Wayne and Erin, a Caledon couple with a young child and one on the way, needed to rebuild their home and fast. Receiving only a modest insurance payout, the circumstances were overwhelming for the family.  Taking their special circumstances into consideration, Quality Homes and Sears Canada Inc. have found an opportunity to come together to provide the family with a beautifully furnished home at a great value in only four months. 

"Quality Homes is happy to have helped Wayne and Erin overcome the exceptional circumstances they faced in rebuilding their house after a fire claimed their home just three months ago," said Howard Sher, Executive Vice President at Quality Homes.  "Now the family will be able to celebrate two new beginnings when they welcome their newborn into their new home."

Wayne and Erin purchased a model home from Quality Homes, an award winning custom builder who considered the family's situation into the cost.  Along with a special price and quick delivery, the builder offered a full ten-year structural warranty, which is three years more than the industry standard. 

The model home the family purchased is currently a dream home on display at the National Home Show in Toronto. Sears Canada had outfitted the home for the display during the event. Upon learning that the model home was sold to a family whose house had been lost in a fire, Sears Canada, along with the help of its suppliers, graciously donated all the products on display in the model home to Wayne and Erin to help ease the financial burden of outfitting a new house.

"The model home was outfitted with furniture, lighting, linens, dishes, small appliances and art as well as major appliances, including a refrigerator, stove, over-the-range microwave, washer and dryer," said Cindy Jardim, Director of Brand Development for Home Décor at Sears Canada, "and we are pleased that we are able to donate these to Wayne and Erin to help make their house a home." 

In addition, Sears will provide the family with the custom closets in the bedrooms and laundry room that are also on display in the model home at the National Home Show, adding the finishing touches to the house and ensuring as comfortable a transition as possible for the family.

Along with the items used to outfit the model home, Sears is showcasing an extensive range of products and services and is offering 2-for-1 admission to the National Home Show on "Sears Day" happening Wednesday, February 23rd for tickets purchased online. More information on advanced ticket purchases is available on www.sears.ca under "Home Installation Services" located on the bottom navigation menu of the home page.  

The National Home Show runs February 18th to 27th, at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place. The model home will be delivered directly from the show to Wayne and Erin's new foundation in Caledon and will be ready for occupancy only three weeks later. From the time of the fire to the scheduled occupancy date, the family will be returned to their home in just over four months.

Since 1987, Quality Homes has built custom homes across Ontario from their state of the art production facility In Mount Forest, Ontario. With design and décor centres in Grimsby, Mount Forest and Cookstown, Quality Homes offers an unparalleled custom homebuilding experience with guaranteed quality, price and completion on every home they build. www.qualityhomes.ca

Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network of 196 corporate stores, 287 hometown dealer stores, 33 home improvement showrooms, over 1,800 catalogue merchandise pick-up locations, 108 Sears Travel offices and a nationwide home maintenance, repair, and installation network. The Company also publishes Canada's most extensive general merchandise catalogue and offers shopping online at www.sears.ca.

SOURCE Sears Canada Inc.

For further information:

Howard Sher      Maria Ganogiannis
Office: 1-800-265-2648 x6     Media & Public Relations Coordinator
Mobile: 647-223-7437      Sears Canada
Email: hsher@qualityhomes.on.ca    T: (416) 941-4424

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