As the Greater Houston Builders Association celebrates the 40th anniversary of raising funds for local charities through its annual fund raiser, the Benefit Homes Project, HomeAid also salutes the GHBA and its members for making this milestone possible.
Since 1980, members of the GHBA have been donating construction, materials, labor and time to building two to three Benefit Homes a year, that when sold at market value, proceeds will benefit two local charities. They are HomeAid Houston and Operation Finally Home.
Builders have included, Arbor Home Corporation, Ashton Woods Homes, Brighton Builders, Inc., CastleRock Communities, Castletree Homes, Chesmar Homes with five homes, Darling Homes, David Powers Homes, David Weekly Homes, Emerald Homes, First Texas Homes, Gateway Homes, Inc., Highland Homes Houston, Ltd. with three homes, M/I Homes Houston, MHI,Inc., Newmark Homes, Perry Homes, Pulte Home Corporation, Ryland Homes, Taylor Morrison, Trendmaker Homes, Lennar/Village Builders and Westin Homes, to name just a few.
Developers have included, American General Land Development, Caldwell Companies, Dalton Smith Interests, Esra Grae Corporation, First General Realty Mortgage & Trust, Friendswood Development Company, Lake Olympia Development Corp, Land Tejas Development with a record 17 lots, Marlborough Development Company, Midway Development, Newland Communities, NewQuest Properties, Rise Communities, Ryko Development, Inc., South Shore Harbor Development, Ltd., Terrabrook Communities, The Howard Hughes Corporation – Bridgeland, LP, with six lots, The Woodlands Development Co. Toll Brothers, Trend Development and Trendmaker Development Company.
“HomeAid is honored to be one of the two charities to receive funds from the Benefit Homes Project,” said Carole Brady, executive director of HomeAid Houston. “The incredible planning, dedication and commitment by both the Benefit Homes team and the builders, developers and vendors who donate every year to build two spectacular homes is a true reflection of the generous nature of the construction industry in Houston. Without these funds, HomeAid would not be able to complete the construction of transitional housing for those facing homelessness.”
The most current Benefit Home under construction is being built by HistoryMaker who recently completed construction of their Alder Plan in Sierra Vista. Land Tejas donated the lot. The home is 3176 sq. ft. and includes 5 bedrooms and 4 full baths a 3 car garage and is loaded with amenities from over 30 local vendor companies who share in giving back to those less fortunate. The home is priced in the mid 300’s and is open for visitors.