The producers of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition are looking for a family in the Charleston area to receive a visit from Ty Pennington and his renovation crew.

In every episode of the feel-good television show, on the air since 2003, a family gets sent away on vacation while a team of builders descends on its home and renovates it. According to a press release, producers are looking for families “who inspire those around them” and “whose houses need major alterations or repair — homes that present serious problems for the family and affect the family’s quality of life.” Casting Producer Candra Nazzaro says that no date has been set for the filming of a Charleston episode.

“We’ve had a good number of submissions, so we’re just hoping to keep them coming in,” Nazzaro says. The deadline for nominations is Oct. 21. Eligible families must own their own single-family home.

To apply for a makeover or to nominate someone else’s family, send a short description of the family’s story to Be sure to include:

1. The name and age of each member of the household

2. A description of the major challenges within the home

3. An explanation of why this family is deserving or a positive role model in its community

4. Photos of the family and a photo of the home

5. A contact phone number