Home Remodel Winner

PURPLE-TO-PERFECT® Home Remodel Contest Winner John Blyzniuk

John Blyzniuk is a Marine Corps Veteran who proudly served his country in two tours in Iraq. After years of suffering from PTSD, John found an emotional outlet in his local gym. His workouts became his go-to routine to help alleviate the burden of this disease that affects more than 8 million Americans.

John’s wife, Michelle Blyzniuk was determined to give her husband a space of his own where he can do what he loves. Michelle entered the family into National Gypsum’s PURPLE-TO-PERFECT contest — an annual contest where the winner receives a custom home remodel. Michelle opted to turn their two-car garage into a man cave and at-home gym for John. 

Amiano & Son Construction is proud to have the opportunity to contribute to this wonderful project for a deserving soldier. We volunteered to build out this garage and even created a one-of-a-kind custom barn door painted as an American Flag. We couldn’t have hoped for a more deserving family when we set out to find a way to give back to our community. 

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Video Source: Fox 29 News Philadelphia

Video Source: Fox 29 News Philadelphia

Matt Murray, Wendy Amiano, Peter Afflerbach, HGTV’s Anitra Mecadon, and John Blyzniak

The Amiano Staff with the Blyzniak family, Fox 29 News Anchors, and HGTV’s Anitra Mecadon

Anitra Mecadon

HGTV, DIY Network

"We did a makeover for a Marine Veteran with Amiano & Son Construction. They were fantastic to work with. The guy on the job- Pete, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Pete..."

Listen to the entire interview with Anitra Mecadon on the Tim Faller Show here

PURPLE-TO-PERFECT Completed Project Photos

We’ve gotta admit, this is one of the coolest home gym/man cave combos we’ve ever seen. It’s an incredible mix of style and utility throughout the space, with the centerpiece being the custom barn door American flag we created. We implemented PURPLE® Drywall throughout the project, including sound-dampening components between the gym and the home’s interior. That way John can pump iron as loud as he wants without disturbing the family inside. Couple that with the new equipment, custom wall display for his retired dress blues, laser-cut USMC seal and that awesome sliding barn door, and this gym is sure to be the envy of the neighborhood.