Making a Dream Come True

In January of 2012, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, with the help of over 4500 volunteers gathered from the Knoxville community and across the country to change the future for the Watson family and to grow the work of The Restoration House.

Grace Construction
 along with hundreds of sponsors and thousands of volunteers throughout Knoxville and beyond are blessingus and the families of The Restoration House with something that is “immeasurably more” than anything we could ever ask or imagine. You have offered us grace in the form of a gift that we could never give ourselves or the families we have the pleasure of journeying with each and everyday. You have offered hope and a future not only to our family but also to the generations of single mother families whom The Restoration House will wholeheartedly serve for many years to come.  We also want to say a special thank you to Johnson University, for not only blessing our children with the gift of education, but for also establishing a scholarship fund for all the future children of The Restoration House.

Our commitment to our children, our future children and the single mother families of Knoxville is strengthened by your sacrifice of time and effort. The home that all of Knoxville has rallied to help build provides for us as a family but will more importantly serve as the heart of The Restoration House, a place where single mother families will feel accepted, empowered and equipped to achieve the dreams they never thought possible. Thank you for being the answer to our prayers.  May you feel the peace of God in ways you never thought possible.

– With Grateful Hearts, Daniel & Mandy Watson

The Restoration House Board of Directors is grateful for this stunning gift to our single mother families and our director.  We pledge to stay true to our mission and passionately continue our efforts to help restore single mother families and their children back to God’s good intent for their lives.

– Kelli Thompson, Board Chair

Thank you to the hundreds of sponsors and thousands of volunteers who did the unimaginable by building a new home for the Watson Family & a duplex for the single mother families of The Restoration House.


Grace Construction


Project Team

Johnson Architecture

Moxley Carmichael

Media Partners

Newstalk 98.7
Sports Animal
WIVK 107.7 FM

National Sponsors

Diamond Coach
Certified Restoration Drycleaning Network
Select Blinds
KraftMaid Cabinetry
Schluter Systems
701 Media Group
United Rentals
Zip System
Shu Bee

Strategic Partners

Advance Termite and Pest Control
AVS Design Concepts
B-Dry Waterproofing
Beam of Knoxville
BHE, Inc.
Blount Excavating, Inc.
CertaPro Painters
Champion Fence
Claibourne Hauling Contractors
Closet Solutions
Cooper Container
Cooper Drywall and Painting, Inc.
DBE Excavating and Trucking
Dock and Deck
DSA Master Crafted Doors
East Tennessee Land Surveyors
Eco-Logical Enviromental Solutions and Pest Management
Efficient Energy of Tennessee
Farmer Garage Door
Fulghum MacIndoe & Associates, Inc.
G&G Interiors
GCA Services Group
Hearth & Patio
HEP Homes Services
Heritage Homes & Designs
HH Gregg
Hickory Construction, Inc.
Homestead Construction, Inc.
Invisible Fence
Keith Window Company
Leon Williams Contractors
Massey Electric
Master Custom Home Remodeling
Metal Deck Direct
Noble Knights Construction
Pipeline Construction
Reading Rock
Rogers Group
Rutledge Pike Electric
Shoffner Kalthoff
Southern Magnolia Homes
Southern Mid Central Concrete, Inc.
Southland Engineering Consultants
Stanley’s Greenhouse
Stone Creek Surfaces
Sunbelt Shutters
Tennessee Valley Waterproofing
The Bed Store
The District Gallery and Framery
The Pour Guys
Trim Tec
Tri-State Tile
Turkey Creek Tinting
Universal Builders of America
Van Tyler Excavating
Volunteer Dirt Works
Volunteer Drywall
Walker’s Painting
West Side Glass
Workspace Interiors


Abner’s Attic
All Occasions Catering
All Occasions Party Rentals
Appalachia Service Project
Area Ford Dealerships
Buddy Gregg Motor Homes
Chariots of Hire
Cherokee Distributing
Dead End BBQ
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
H.T. Hackey
Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park
Home Federal Bank
Johnson University
Knoxville Chamber of Commerce
MAC Cosmetics
Magpies Bakery
Mobile Mini – Knoxville
Mountain Khakis
Ms. Cock-A-Doodles
Panera Bread
Pizza Hut
Prestige Cleaners
PSCC Culinary Institute
RVs for Less
Shafer Insurance Agency
Sweet P’s BBQ
Tennessee RV
Tennessee Theatre
The Lunchbox
Three Rivers Market
Ullrich Printing
Uncle Ray’s
UT Culinary Institute
UT Medical Center
UT Medical Center Healthy Living Kitchen
Weekend RV
Wilson Cleaning Services