One week ago, Jim and Denise Ipsen did not have much to call home.
"First thing I saw was huge dips in the floor," said Jon Hawker, a construction manager for the Sevier County non-profit, Live-It.
Their home sat on cinder blocks and had holes in the ceilings and floors. Denise, who suffered from four strokes, often fell because of the conditions.
But little did the Ipsens know, they had more neighbors who loved the than they could imagine.
"Two people shy of 1,000 people came out and served in some capacity in the past seven days" said Hawker.
Live-It took one look at the disabled couple's home and decided the repair work they typically do would not be enough. Live-It partnered with the Home Depot Foundation for their first home build ever in Sevier County. They worked around the clock to make sure this couple had a safe place to live.
They kept the Ipsens away to make sure their plans stayed secret.
"Oh lord! I can't believe this!" said Jim Ipsen, when he saw dozens of volunteers lining the driveway of his new home.
But before the couple even caught their first glimpse of their new home, the overwhelming support brought the 61-year-old Army veteran to tears.
"I want to tell you I love you and thank you so much! And bless all of you. I tell you the lord has worked over time this week, you all have!" Ipsen told the crowd of cheering volunteers.
With an in union shout of "Move that sign," a banner made by children came down to show the couple their home.
"Oh man it is beautiful, beautiful," said Ipsen.
Ipsen wasn't the only one in tears. There were few dry eyes on the site.
"I tell you I just lost it. Emotionally I got overwhelmed by the fact you can put forth so little and it makes such a huge difference in people's lives," said Hawker.
The Ipsens now have a place they can be proud to call home, but they're even more grateful for the love from their community.
"We've been blessed beyond anything we could have ever imagined."
Live-It said they do not want this to be their last home build in the area.
They said there is a great need in Sevier County to help others with home repairs. They plan to use their momentum from this build to help others.
Visit their website live-itproject.com if you want to help.