PURPLE-to-Perfect Contest Winners

In 2018, veterans and their friends and family from the Philadelphia area told us why they deserved a PURPLE-to-Perfect renovation.

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2018 Winners

Sewell, New Jersey

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After two tours in Iraq, retired U.S. Marine John Blyzniuk is a stay-at-home dad who visits the often-crowded local gym to help with his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Turning his garage into a home gym that can stand up to his tough workouts will help this veteran’s quality of life.

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2017 Winners

West Chester, Pennsylvania

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Getting in and out of the shower has become a challenge for 92-year-old World War II veteran Frank Martin. He deserves a safe and comfortable bathroom, so he can focus on his favorite thing to do – spending time with his five grandchildren.

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San Anselmo, California

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High moisture levels in a bathroom make mold almost impossible to get rid of, and the Soares family is seeing the effects of that firsthand. They’re ready for a PURPLE-to-Perfect renovation that keeps their bathroom beautiful and healthy.

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2016 Winners

Media Room

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As of mid-July, the Oliphants now are a family of five – and they're ready to turn their boring, unfinished basement into a high-tech family room where they can relax and play.

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Bathroom

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Meet the Smiths, a new family with a bathroom that’s anything but. They’ll say goodbye to 30-year-old tile and a leaky shower door and hello to a fresh, expanded space.

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Garage

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Gretchen Lindlau’s garage looks like many families’ – cluttered and disorganized. With clever storage solutions, she can soon use this space for cars – and a family pastime.

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Project Updates

The Blyzniuk Garage Reveal

October 6, 2018

Part workout center, part man cave, this garage is everything John dreamed of and more

An Update on the Blyzniuk’s Garage

September 7, 2018

We check in on the progress at the Blyzniuk home and get an update from the contractor

The Soares’ Bathroom Renovation is Complete

July 26, 2018

The Soares family updates us on their completed bathroom.

Meet Marine Corps Veteran John Blyzniuk

July 26, 2018

This year's PURPLE-to-Perfect winner is a 33-year old veteran and stay-at-home dad.

Let the Demo Begin

February 23, 2018

It's finally time for the Soares family's remodel to begin.

News about Frank Martin

January 3, 2018

We are sad to announce the passing of Mr. Frank Martin on Dec. 6, 2017. The 92-year-old World War II veteran won a PURPLE-to-Perfect bathroom renovation,

Meet San Francisco Bay Area Winner Jenna Soares

December 4, 2017

Jenna Soares and her family purchased their dream home in the San Francisco Bay Area, but it's in need of some TLC.

Martin Family Bathroom Renovation Reveal

November 13, 2017

It's time for the big reveal! See the Martins' newly remodeled bathroom, linen closet and laundry room, all backed by PURPLE high-performance drywall.

Martin Family Bathroom Renovation Update

October 5, 2017

Follow progress on the Martin family bathroom renovation through the eyes of Pat Martin, wife of WWII veteran and PURPLE-to-Perfect Contest winner Frank.

Meet West Chester, Pa., Winner Frank Martin

Anitra Mecadon and the National Gypsum team visit the Martins to start planning a safer, updated bathroom for their condo in West Chester, Pa.