Chesmar Homes to build GHBA Benefit home

January 20, 2019

Chesmar Homes has joined the 2019 GHBA Benefit Homes Project team as the builder of its sixth home for this 39-year-old charity fundraiser. Chesmar, led by president Scott Merovitch, will donate the construction management of the Mesquite plan in NorthGrove, a Toll Brothers development. Toll Brothers is donating the homesite for the Benefit home.

Chesmar began its involvement with the project as a builder that donated construction management for five different homes over several years. The company has also chaired the Benefit Homes Project for a total of six years.

“Chesmar and the ‘Chesmarin’ team have shown their deep commitment to giving back to the community through various charitable organizations,” said Terry Swenson, public relations director of the Benefit Homes Project. “Both Don Klein and Scott Merovitch have led the Benefit Homes team to raise funds for local charities. GHBA is grateful and honored to have them as part of the team for 2019.”

Hundreds of GHBA members have participated in the Benefit Homes Project throughout its history. Two to three homes are built with donated materials, labor, services and time. The Benefit Homes Project has raised $11 million since it began.

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 — has been donated. Participating companies range from large national organizations to local one-man operations.

“When you consider that homes are built even during difficult economic times, that says something about the hearts of the individuals in our industry who make this project a success year after year,” said Swenson. In 2019, the beneficiaries are HomeAid Houston and Operation Finally Home.

This means that through HomeAid Houston, homeless men, women, children and veterans will have a safe, stable environment to begin rebuilding their lives. It also means through Operation Finally Home, wounded veterans and their families will own a home that is constructed to meet their needs through the direction and vetting by the OFH team.

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

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