What would a '70s house be without the shag carpeting? Fortunately, we may never have to find out.When the producers of the Discovery Channel's new show, "Monster House," needed "retro-essential" shag carpeting for an onair renovation project last June, they called on Roadway Express. And Roadway, as they say, delivered.
The carpet in question was needed to do over a sparely furnished '70s era tract house in Los Angeles with a disco party theme as part of the "Monster House" series (which airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. EDT/PDT). Each episode showcases the transformation of an ordinary home into the abode of the homeowners' wildest dreams by a team that includes an architect, a designer, a contractor, a plumber, a builder, and a welder and/or jack-of-all-trades. The homeowners live in an RV for one week outside their home while the transformation takes place.
Due to the time and space constraints of the renovation, the on-time delivery of materials is critical to the project's success. Monster House used Roadway Express's Time-Critical Window Delivery option, which guarantees delivery within a one-hour window anytime during the day, to ensure that materials were on hand during the taping of the ep i s odes and that space was kept clear for the "Monsterization" of other parts of the house. (Additional shows on the schedule in which Roadway delivers the goods include "Hollywood House," "Old West House" and the "Sultan House.")
The Windows Delivery option is just one of several next-day and second-day delivery service options offered as part of Roadway Express's Time-Critical Services, which are available throughout North America. Roadway Express says its Time-Critical Services have achieved an on-time delivery record of more than 99 percent over the past six years.
Time-Critical shipments can be scheduled for pickup or delivery on holidays, weekends and at special hours. And yes, that applies to John Travolta posters and disco balls.