Hubbell Realty Co. announces 6th Hubbell Extreme Build benefitting On With Life

 May 22, 2023 – Hubbell Realty Company is announcing the sixth Hubbell Extreme Build in partnership with On With Life, a nationally recognized brain injury, stroke and neuro rehabilitation program with campuses in Ankeny, Glenwood, Coralville and Des Moines.

The Extreme Build, which will take place in September 2024, will consist of two 3,800 square foot Family Homes, which will serve as an in-patient home for client’s post-injury. The Family Homes will each have five suites, for a total of ten suites, that include bedroom, bathroom, storage, and mini kitchenette. Both Family Homes will have shared family rooms with business center, full kitchen with needed appliances and a dining area for clients.

While construction schedules are still in progress, the homes are estimated to be built in less than one week, in true Hubbell Extreme Build fashion and cost an estimated $2 million total.

On With Life has served thousands of individuals through their continuum of programs, specializing in brain injury, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, complex concussion, and complex neuro.

“The road to recovery from a brain injury is difficult, and the support of family and loved ones is a critical piece of the process. Adding additional family housing will provide families who travel to Ankeny a place to stay and the ability to support their loved ones through every step of recovery and rehabilitation. We’re grateful to be able to support the families as they support their loved ones,” said Jean Shelton, On With Life CEO.

“On with Life serves more than 1,000 people each year and there’s a good chance someone close to you has needed the services this great team provides. When we saw their need, we knew the Extreme Build was the answer to get the homes built and ready for clients use,” said Rick Tollakson, President & CEO of Hubbell Realty Company, who has spearheaded all of Hubbell’s Extreme Builds. “There’s no time to spare when it comes to brain injury recovery.”

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About Hubbell Extreme Builds:

Hubbell Realty Co. began the Extreme Builds in 2006 alongside ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition by rebuilding a family’s home after a Christmas Day fire. In 2009, Hubbell rebuilt ‘9 Homes in 9 Days for 9 Families’ in Des Moines alongside Anawim Housing. In 2013, two new 7,000 square foot cabins were rebuilt at Easterseals Camp Sunnyside for summer camp participants. In 2017, Hubbell demolished and rebuilt the 20,000 square foot Ronald McDonald House of Central Iowa near Blank Children’s campus in downtown Des Moines. In 2021, Hubbell returned to Easterseals to build a 13,000 square foot child development center for kids with and without disabilities from 6 weeks to 5 years old.