Lauren Concrete was selected to provide ready mix for ABC’s award winning show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition when the show traveled to Bastrop, Texas to build a home for a family that lost all in the Labor Day fire of 2011 in Texas.

Mizzy and Chris Zdroj and their three children were the recipients of the new home as EFC Custom Homes of Bastrop and “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” harnassed the power of more than 3,000 volunteers. Mizzy is an unpaid volunteer firefighter who battled the Bastrop wildfire while her own house burned. Her fellow firefighters nominated her for the home makeover.

The builder, EFC Custom Homes of Bastrop, selected Lauren Concrete for this precision timetabled build. “We are working under an amazing schedule and Lauren Concrete has the state of the art dispatching and technical systems to coordinate the pour with precise deliveries” said one worker on location at the site. “Lauren Concrete has built a reputation as the go to company when you need the finest materials and a disciplined team. That’s why they were selected from all the ready mix companies in Central Texas”.

There was an added surprise for the Bastrop community, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” remodeled the Heart of the Pines Volunteer Fire Department building located next to the Zdroj home and other companies also donated firefighter uniforms and additional equipment.

The banks of the Colorado River set the scene for the 2nd Annual Rick Schmidt Memorial Fund (Play for Kids) hosted by Texas Aggregates and Lauren Concrete Sat., Oct. 16.

This event included a BBQ cookoff, skeet shoot and dove hunt, as well as a gun raffle. The area was complete with a special tent set up with large TV screens for the Texas Longhorn/Nebraska Cornhuskers game. Needless to say, it was a “burnt orange” day.

Family, friends and associates gathered for great food, fun and to compete in the events. Held at the Texas Aggregates facility in Bastrop, TX, the area is located on four miles of river front and has over 600 acres of land for the dove hunters.

The memorial fund is a non-profit corporation formed to honor the wishes of late co-worker Rick Schmidt, who passed away July 28, 2009. Before his death he and his friends at Lauren Concrete made a pact that they would endeavor to raise money for cancer research to help children. This year’s proceeds went to Cattlemen for Cancer Research, The March of Dimes Austin, and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Major sponsors (Platinum Level) were: Cowboy Harley-Davidson Austin, Sika USA, Capitol Aggregates, and Royal Purple.

Gold Level Sponsors were: Wells Fargo, GCR Tire Centers, RoMix Incorporated, Wright Distribution, Waukesha-Pearce Industries, and Media 1250

Silver Level Sponsors were: Stoltz Captive Insurance, Capital Pumping, OnSite Services, Johnson Oil, Roscoe State Bank, Insurance Network of Texas, First National Bank of Bastrop, Brundage Bone, Jims Chipping Service, Vanguard Truck Center, Borchert Pumping, Shelton & Van Houten CPAs, Frank Leffingwell and Associates, Texas Crushed Stone, B&B Auto, and Leif Johnson Ford.