Highland Homes honors vendors and trades donating to GHBA charity

January 27, 2019

Highland Homes has spent years building not only quality homes, but also solid relationships with their vendors, suppliers and trades. Led by Highland’s Purchasing Manager, Sindee Cox, this team of professionals has also committed to helping Highland give back to the community through donating materials and services to the construction of a GHBA Benefit Home in the community of Balmoral.

Highland and the GHBA honored these companies at a recent Vendor Appreciation Luncheon held at Balmoral’s signature amenity, the Crystal Lagoon Clubhouse, one of several amenities offered in the communitiy that was developed by Land Tejas. Dozens of vendors and suppliers were on hand to enjoy a barbecue buffet that was sponsored by Allpoints Surveying Group, with the Allpoint’s team of Steve Wilson, Jeff Solomon and Kendall McDermott overseeing the lunch.

Representatives from the charities, the GHBA and the builder/developer teams showed their appreciation for the donations by saying a few words. Speakers were, from GHBA, Casey Watts Morgan; Highland Homes, Matt McGhee; Land Tejas’s Tim Johnson; HomeAid Houston’s Carl Salazar and a special guest speaker from Operation Finally Home, retired United States Marine Corps veteran, Michelle Byrne and her daughter Abigail. Byrne thanked Operation Finally Home and the Benefit Homes Project team for donating funds to help ensure returning wounded veterans are provided a mortgage-free home to help rebuild their lives as civilians.

The home closed in late Dec. 2018 and proceeds from the sale of the home will be presented to the two Benefit Homes beneficiaries, HomeAid Houston and Operation Finally Home.

“We cannot be more proud and more honored to work with the team at Highland Homes,” said Morgan “ Tony Marchbanks from Highland didn’t hesitate for one minute when asked to participate in the Benefit Homes Project in late 2018. Their history of charitable contributions to the community is legendary and we thank all who made this possible.”

Highland built their 2,250-square-foot Windemere plan and Land Tejas donated the lot.

A second Benefit home will be built in the first quarter of 2019 by Chesmar Homes in the community of NorthGrove. Toll Brothers donated the homesite.

Each year two homes are built with donated land, materials, labor and services by GHBA members. The homes are sold at market value and proceeds benefit local charities. Since the project began 39 years ago, $11 million has been raised.

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

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