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Chesmar partners with vendors for Benefit home donations

May 13, 2019

Materials, labor and services that are donated by suppliers and vendors are key to the success of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) Benefit Homes Project, GHBA’s 39-year-old charity fundraiser. This year, Chesmar Homes has committed to building their sixth Benefit home on a lot donated by Toll Brothers in NorthGrove.

Prior to the groundbreaking of its Mesquite plan, their Benefit home already received commitments from more than 70 vendors.

“Chesmar has a history in our city, and in other Texas cities, for their professionalism and loyalty to their vendors and trades,” said John Williams, president of the GHBA. “This is reflected in the commitments they’ve received as they prepared to begin construction on a home that will benefit two local charities.”

A Benefit home relies on these donations so it can be built with minimal cost. The homes are loaded with upgrades and amenities and are sold at market value. Proceeds will be donated to Operation Finally Home and HomeAid Houston. Since the fundraiser began, nearly $12 million has been raised.

Vendors and suppliers who have committed their donations include PTS, Inc.; Allpoints Surveying, Ellen Lighting & Hardware, Builders Post-Tension, PPG Paints, Lewis & Partners, Action Landscaping, Trus Joist/Weyerhaeuser, Meridian Brick, 1st Infinity, James Hardie, Surface Systems, Emerald Masonary, AHI Supply, Hurricane Construction and Hart Lumber, Austin Windstorm, MTW Pipeworks, GE Appliances, Lanehart Electric, Builders First Source and All About Concrete.

Chesmar Homes’s 2,746-square-foot Mesquite plan is a two-story design featuring four bedrooms with a fifth bedroom/study option, three full baths, walk-in closets, a game room, an island kitchen and a two-story open family room off the kitchen.

NorthGrove is located off FM 2978 in Magnolia, in southern Montgomery County. The community is conveniently located within proximity to The Woodlands while offering a more intimate small town feel. It is also convenient to major employers, shopping centers, al fresco dining, and cultural centers.

The community is 200-plus acres of preserved green space, hike and bike trails, natural waterscapes, luxury outdoor gathering spaces, three community lakes and a 7.5-acre recreation center called The Retreat. This center gets its name for the 9,400-square-foot clubhouse that is a contemporary lodge design and features numerous amenities.

Not one year has gone by since then, that GHBA’s generous vendors/suppliers and trades have not made this happen. Everything from the land, surveys, construction and closings have been donated. The companies that participate range from large national organizations, to local one-man operations.

For more information on the Benefit Homes Project or the Greater Houston Builders Association, visit www.ghba.org or call 281-970-8970.