2011 Efficiency Makeover Winners


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Congratulations - Larry and Nancy Ferrell

Larry and Nancy Ferrell are the grand prize winners of the 2011 Energy Efficiency Home Makeover valued at up to $50,000. The Ferrells are members of First Electric Cooperative and live in Hopewell, Arkansas.

The Ferrells' 31-year-old home will receive comprehensive pre- and post-diagnostic energy audits, including a blower door test, duct blaster test and infrared thermography. The home will receive numerous energy-saving applications, including sealing the building envelope, Retrofoam insulation in the sidewalls, a foam encapsulated attic, an energy efficient Marathon water heater, an ultra-efficient geothermal heating and cooling system, and high-efficiency windows and doors. The home has very little insulation, inefficient windows, and is heated and cooled by an older mismatched inefficient system.

More than 2,000 applications were submitted for the contest. In addition to the grand-prize winner, 16 runners-up will receive free 40-gallon high energy-efficient Marathon water heaters.
Second Prizes – Energy-Efficient Marathon Water Heaters valued at up to $700:

  • Jackie Ray, Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative of Ozark;
  • Sam Taunton, Ashley-Chicot Electric Cooperative of Hamburg;
  • Ernesto Muniz, C & L Electric Cooperative of Star City;
  • Dawn Harris, Carroll Electric Cooperative of Berryville;
  • Ronnie Davis, Clay County Electric Cooperative of Corning;
  • Kimberly Markum, Craighead Electric Cooperative of Jonesboro;
  • Albert Cathey, Farmers Electric Cooperative of Newport;
  • Paul G. Borden, Mississippi County Electric Cooperative of Blytheville;
  • James F. Bonewits, North Arkansas Electric Cooperative of Salem;
  • Doyle Vann, Jr., Ouachita Electric Cooperative of Camden;
  • Matt and Carrie Brandenburg, Ozarks Electric Cooperative of Fayetteville;
  • Leonard Coe, Petit Jean Electric Cooperative of Clinton;
  • Steve Holton, Rich Mountain Electric Cooperative of Mena;
  • Doris Dunlap, South Central Arkansas Electric Cooperative of Arkadelphia;
  • Edward L. Caldwell, Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative of Texarkana;
  • Jerry Green, Woodruff Electric Cooperative of Forrest City.

Participating Sponsors

  • Marathon Water Heaters
  • Harry G. Barr Company
  • Rood Inc.
  • Doug Rye
  • Water Furnace
  • BPSI Foam Insulators
  • General Electric
  • Straight Line Roofing
  • Wilco Siding & Gutters
  • FL Davis Building Supply
  • Lakeside Siding Supply/Heber Springs