Xobee Networks Helps ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” Get Fresno Family Wired
Xobee Networks, a Fresno-based computer and network consulting firm, didn’t miss a beat when a call came from the producers of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition asking for help that would change the lives of a local Fresno family.
Xobee responded to the request by donating and installing a full range of computer equipment, including laptops, desktops, PCs, iMacs and printers for all family members in the Fresno home currently under construction for the show this week.
“As one of the largest technology consulting firms in the Central Valley, Xobee believes in being an active part of our community,” said Eric Rawn, Xobee’s President and CEO. “Being able to be a good neighbor by donating resources to assist Ty Pennington and the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team with their Fresno projects is very special to us.”
The miracles that Extreme Makeover: Home Edition makes possible across the country are races against the clock, and the Fresno project is no exception. More than 300 workers are shuttled to the construction site in ’24/7′ mode, in an effort to complete the extreme makeover within five days and nine hours – all while the family who live in the home are away.
To maximize efficiency, the ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition production team, along with Xobee, is working at peak capacity to make sure everything is on time, perfectly in place and in working order. The Fresno featured episode of the program is currently slated to run on March 8, 2009 on ABC-TV.
In addition to the donated computer equipment, Xobee is also providing a full year of computer support, including training and repairs, to ensure the family can utilize everything they have received. The computer equipment Xobee installs will not only help the family step into the 21st century, but will allow the children to have the same opportunities as others with state-of-the-art computers at home and at school.
“We’re excited to provide a gift that will continue giving, year after year,” added Rawn.
Xobee is a Fresno-based computer and network consulting firm with thousands of clients throughout the Central Valley, including The City of Fresno, Saint Agnes Hospital, hundreds of law firms, school districts and other local businesses where Xobee sells and supports computer technology. For more information, or to schedule an interview with Xobee President and CEO Eric Rawn, contact him directly at (559) 999-2172 or via our Contact Form.