Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices announced the winner of its “Love Your Home” Sweepstakes held in conjunction with HGTV and its popular Good Bones home-renovation show. Aaron Zimmerman, a Sandy, Utah resident, was drawn for the $50,000 grand prize from nearly 5.7 million sweepstakes entrants. The sweepstakes also generated 12 weekly winners of $2,500 apiece.
The entrant total set a record for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices sweepstakes held in conjunction with HGTV, and was 77% above last year’s sweepstakes registrations. “This is a life changer for me and my family,” said Zimmerman, who with wife Kathryn is raising a 4-year-old son in the suburbs south of Salt Lake City.
The Zimmermans want a home with a big backyard for their son, who has moderate autism spectrum disorder. “I can picture the home in my mind: four bedrooms, 2,200 square feet and a safe yard for our boy to run and play with our dogs,” Aaron Zimmerman said. “I smile just thinking about it.”
“We’re elated to present our grand prize to the Zimmermans,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CEO Gino Blefari. “The family has big dreams and in some small way Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is a part of it.”
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties, presented the sweepstakes check to the Zimmermans at the brokerage’s Old Mill office in Salt Lake City. In addition, the two organizations contributed in the Zimmerman’s name to the Utah Parent Center for its ongoing support of families impacted by autism spectrum disorder. “We congratulate the Zimmerman family and wish them well in the future,” said Steve Roney, CEO and owner of Utah Properties. “We are so happy for our contest winners.”
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices launched the "Love Your Home" Sweepstakes in March as part of its national advertising campaign that included TV spots airing in spring. Through the network’s agreement with HGTV, Good Bones stars Mina Starsiak and Karen E. Laine appeared in vignettes featuring #GoodtoKnow home design and renovation tips airing on HGTV and Scripps Networks Interactive digital properties.
Pictured from left to right: Network President and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Gino Blefari; winners Kathryn, Logan, and Aaron Zimmerman; VP of Marketing, Kerry Donovan; Chief Executive Officer & Owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties, Stephen C. Roney; Utah Parent Center ED, Helen Post and Jennie Dopp; and SVP Marketing Utah Properties, Diane Rinehart.