Johnson Family Home Project
In early 2011, Scott McClurg became involved helping a former colleague, retired Syracuse Fire Department Deputy Chief Dave Johnson, his wife, Diana, and their family of 29 children (3 "home grown", 14 adopted and 12 foster children). In February, Scott was part of a community group that nominated the Johnson Family for the ABC television show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”. The Johnsons were nominated because of their service to the CNY community and their advocacy for and adoption of children in need. When ABC did not select the Johnsons for the show, Scott and members of the Syracuse Fire Department, including Project co-leader Captain Bob Whitehead, decided to renovate the Johnson home as a community project. Project demolition began on April 16, 2012 and, after three weeks of around the clock work by more than 200 volunteers (including the entire McClurg Team), the Johnson's moved into their new home on May 7, 2012.
- See the Photo Tour of the project - architectural drawings, demolition, constrution and the "reveal"
- Learn more about the project
- Visit the Johnson Family Home Project's Facebook page and Website
- Read our Letter to the Editor
- View NewsChannel 9's "Miracle Makeover"
McClurg Team at the Johnson Family Home
on "Reveal Day" - May 7, 2012
Book Shelf Built by McClurg Lead Carpenter Jim Welsh