Local family wins $250,000 ADT home makeover

Local family wins $250,000 ADT home makeover By CHRISTINA MACGREGOR

News Review Correspondent

Ridgecrest residents Jeff and Amber Moffitt received the news of a lifetime when they were told that they and their six children were the winners of the ADT Inc.’s “Pass the Protection” $250,000 home-makeover contest.

“We decided to enter because the contest prompt really spoke to us,” explained Amber Moffitt, “My husband and I both come from really big families, and we always knew we wanted to have one of our own, which is why we decided to become foster parents.”

“The contest asked us to share what we wanted to protect and why, and that was easy: our family! The chance to win a home makeover from the twins (HGTV’s Property Brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott) worth $250,000, and a new home security system, certainly motivated us too.”

ADT teamed up with Property Brothers to do the house renovations for the contest. The Moffitt family are receiving many needed updates to their house, including a new kitchen and a full-time therapy room (which will be created out of their existing carport). The Scott brothers are working with local contractor J W Griffin Construction to fulfill the Moffitt family’s wishlist.

According to Jeff Moffitt, “We are beyond excited to be selected as the winners. The kids are over the moon- especially about the therapy room!”

The two youngest Moffitt children have a rare genetic condition called Coffin-Siris Syndrome. They are in need of a multitude of therapies, including speech, physical, and occupational therapies. Having their needs met in their home is an exciting prospect for the family.

Drew and Jonathan Scott collaborated with the Moffitt family to help inform them of their design process, with a focus on creating extra space for a therapy room. Meeting and getting to work with the Scott brothers was also another thrilling part of their prize.

“The Scott brothers visited our home to do a walkthrough and finalize the renovation plans, and the kids were just as excited as my husband and I,” said Amber.

“In fact, in anticipation of the brothers’ visit, the kids woke up like it was Christmas morning. They also told the brothers all about their favorite episodes!”

Amber feels confident in the direction their house makeover is going, and has officially turned the reigns over to the Scott brothers. “We’re going to step back now and let them work their magic.”

In terms of ADT’s involvement, the Moffitt family will be receiving a professionally installed ADT Command & Control smart home security system. This includes indoor and outdoor cameras, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, a video doorbell, and smart lock. The smart home functions come equipped with the ADT Control app, in addition to three years of ADT professional monitoring and home automation services.

“The ADT security system will also help put our family at ease – especially after the two major earthquakes that hit the area earlier this year and forced us to evacuate our home. Our biggest frustration with evacuating was that we didn’t have a security system or way to monitor the house. Since we didn’t know what was going on with our home, we didn’t have a sense of security.”

“These devices work together to help keep us safe, and with the app our family will be able to control them all,” explained Moffitt. “We can even create settings so that if motion is detected during a time it shouldn’t be, like at night, we’ll get an alert!”

She is also very grateful for her family support during this time, and also excited to see what their house will look like in the end.

“We’re so excited for the final reveal. As Drew and Jonathan like to say – homes should be beautiful and functional – and we know the renovation will check both those boxes. Not to mention that when equipped with the ADT system, our house will also be smarter and safer! We feel so lucky to have a home that will make our lives easier.”

Pictured: The Moffit Family, from left, Caliana (age 4), Jeff, Preston (3), Breyer (15), Skyler (12), Amber, Jetty (10) and Willis (8). - Courtesy photo

Story First Published: 2020-10-30