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Amarr Garage Doors Featured in Designing Spaces™ of Hope – Military Makeover

May 22, 2015 7:50am

May 22, 2015

The popular television series Designing Spaces™ recently saluted an American veteran by providing a “Military Makeover” for his family’s home.  Marine Staff Sgt. Veteran R. Lee Ermey and a battalion of workers from Designing Spaces™ handled the Military Makeover for Purple Heart Marine Veteran 1st Lt. Robert Keefe, his wife Bianca and their three children.  A number of manufacturers supplied products for the special makeover, including an Amarr garage door from Entrematic.

Lt. Keefe’s Humvee hit an Improvised Explosive Devices during military deployment, causing severe spine injuries and rendering him unable to continue military service.  Wounded Warriors of South Florida contacted Designing Spaces and proposed a home renovation for the Keefe family, which prompted the created of the special Designing Spaces of Hope series.

“This is just a small token to let the military know, ‘Hey, we do appreciate what you do,’” Staff Sgt. Ermey said.  “The Marine Corp retired me in 1971, and I just kept showing up for work.  It gives me something to do, and I support the troops.”

Staff Sgt. Ermey works tirelessly to help the Marine Corps and military. He has been to Afghanistan four times, is a frequent speaker at Marine Corp functions and is a volunteer for Toys for Tots.

“All of us at Entrematic join Sgt. Ermey in recognizing the sacrifice and service of America’s military personnel and Lt. Keefe,” Entrematic vice president of marketing Vickie Lents said.  “We are proud to help improve the curb appeal of the Keefe family home with the Amarr Heritage insulated steel wind load approved garage door, as well as help improve the energy efficiency of their home and help protect their home against strong winds prevalent in Florida.”

This special 4 part series began airing on Lifetime Television® on Friday, May 15, 2015.  The segment featuring Amarr garage doors will air on Friday, May 22 and again on July 2 at 7am.  Check local television listings for additional information.  A promotional video about the Military Makeover is available at

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