Laticrete has donated its MVIS™ system of products to help out the Brown family from Wellman, TX, for a special episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition focused on raising awareness with teens on the dangers of texting while driving.

The reality show featured special guests, such as Emma Brown (Harry Potter), NASCAR star Carl Edwards and singer Justin Bieber. The episode focuses on Johnnie Mac and Jeanne Brown, who tragically lost their daughter Alex, while the 17-year-old high school senior was texting with friends on her short drive to school.

Palm Harbor Homes in Fort Worth, TX, a manufacturer of custom modular homes, worked with the Daltile Ft. Worth Stone Center and Laticrete, deciding to specify a random, drystack pattern of Daltile engineered thin-stone tiles for the exterior veneer of the front of the home, along with three other sections on the property to continue the design theme.

Further, Laticrete also donated all of the necessary materials for the direct-adhered masonry veneer exterior façade installation for the Brown family’s new “Hacienda” style home from Palm Harbor.

“The Laticrete MVIS system was amazing,” said Adam Holman, assistant production manager at Palm Harbor Homes. “We installed the stones here and drove it a good 200 miles, then had it crane set when we got there. We didn’t have one stone come loose. I thought that was pretty amazing.”