The nursing home won $25,000 in Home Depot gift cards via a Facebook contest last November, and that paid for materials, said Jeff Hanson, state officer for the nursing home.
The Building Owners and Managers Association of Utah and its members donated volunteer labor, for a combined project value of around $60,000, Hanson said.
Winning the contest last November put the nursing home in the running for a bigger prize, and supporters cast enough votes via Facebook last spring to earn the Utah home second place, or $150,000 more from Home Depot.
That money will serve as seed money for a $1 million project to remodel the nursing home to make it more home-like. The remainder of the money is expected via a federal grant, and construction could begin as early as next year, Hanson said.