May 26, 2020

LP Building Solutions Joined with Military Makeover to Transform Veterans’ Home

LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding Selected for Renovation Project featured on Military Makeover Airing on Lifetime TV.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 26, 2020) LP Building Solutions, a leader in high-performance building solutions, recently collaborated with Military Makeover donating LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding to transform the home of a veteran family. This donation comes with LP’s mission to build a better world by giving back and offering premium products that will provide homeowners with peace-of-mind.

For their services, Luke Harvey received a Purple Heart and Natasha Woodruff received the Women of Courage award by the Pentagon, with Harvey serving as an Infantryman and Woodruff serving as a Geospatial Engineer in the United States Army. After medically retiring in 2014, they settled into a house by a lake with their children in Lincolnton, North Carolina. In addition to their military background, they were selected for Military Makeover because their home was long overdue for a renovation. 

Being close to a lake, LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding in Snowscape White was selected to replace the original siding due to its versatile aesthetic, durability and moisture resistance. Because it is prefinished it also allowed for a more efficient jobsite, eliminating the need to paint the home’s exterior after installation.

“The home previously had old, worn vinyl siding that was in serious need of a facelift. With LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding, the home’s exterior was immediately elevated,” says Chemeka Wachtler, LP Building Solutions Marketing Communications Manager. “The durability of LP SmartSide products also gives us confidence that it will stand the test of time for the family.” 

Jennifer Bertrand, AKBD-certified designer of the home, agrees, saying, “They [the homeowners] needed peace of mind and easy maintenance. Moisture resistance was also very important when it came to the exterior of the home. It’s about beauty and durability—all qualities you get when you go with LP SmartSide products.”  

Tune into this season of Military Makeover for the Harvey-Woodruff family’s full story and whole home transformation. The next episode airs on Lifetime Television® and American Forces Network on May 29th at 7:30 a.m. EST.


About Military Makeover - Military Makeover offers hope and a helping hand here on the home front to members of our military and their loved ones. Talk show legend and military advocate Montel Williams, a veteran of both the Marine Corps and the Navy, leads the makeover team’s mission. This special series enlists conscientious designers, contractors, landscapers and other home improvement professionals to transform the homes and lives of military families across the country. Viewers can stay up to date on the latest updates by following along on Instagram and Twitter.

About LP Building Solutions - As a leader in high-performance building solutions, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP Building Solutions, NYSE: LPX) manufactures engineered wood building products that meet the demands of builders worldwide. Its extensive offerings include innovative and dependable building products and accessories, such as LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, LP Structural Solutions portfolio (LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier, LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring, LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier, LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing and more), oriented strand board (OSB), LP® TopNotch® Sub-Flooring, LP® Outdoor Building Solutions®, and LP Elements® Performance Fencing. In addition to product solutions, LP provides industry-leading service and warranties. Since its founding in 1972, LP has been Building a Better World by helping customers construct beautiful, durable homes. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, LP operates 26 plants across the U.S., Canada, Chile and Brazil. For more information, visit