GHBA Benefit Homes Project
Nearly four decades ago, the GHBA board of directors envisioned a charitable project that would bring the generosity of builders, developers and vendors together to give back to Houston. After careful and thoughtful planning, the GHBA formed the Benefit Homes Project. The goal was to do what GHBA members do best—build quality homes. These homes would then be sold at market value for a profit. The majority of that profit would be donated to charity.
The builders, developers and vendors who participate are committed to helping those less fortunate. If you ask them why, they will tell you, “Even in economically challenged times, children still get cancer, adults are still facing Alzheimer’s and hopeless families need help more that ever.” This generosity reflects the commitment that Houston area builders and developers have to the community.
Over the life of this program the GHBA has donated nearly
$10 million to local charities
Currently the Benefit Homes Project distributes the majority of the proceeds to HomeAid Houston and Operation Finally Home—both local Houston charities.
TOP STORIES: BENEFIT HOMES PROJECT
SOLD! Chesmar Sells GHBA Benefit Home in ElysonOctober 24, 2017
Westin Homes Begins Construction of Benefit Home in Lago MarJune 19, 2017
Lago Mar is Site for GHBA Benefit HomeApril 24, 2017
Elyson is Site of Next GHBA Benefit HomeMarch 30, 2017
2017 BUILDER / DEVELOPER TEAMS
Chesmar Homes & Newland Communities
Chesmar Homes has joined the 2017 GHBA Benefit Homes team as the builder of its fifth home for this 37-year-old charity fundraiser. Chesmar will donate the construction management of its Poplar Plan in Elyson on a lot donated by the developer, Newland Communities. Chesmar Homes is known for its unique home plans, offering today’s savvy buyers the functionality and features they desire including energy efficiency. Chesmar uses cutting-edge building science to ensure high performance in each home, resulting in a comfortable, more durable home with lower operating costs for homeowners.
Elyson is the newest Houston area development by Newland Communities in the highly regarded Katy Independent School District. A 3,642-acre community, Elyson will devote more than 750 acres to recreation centers, parks, trails, lakes and natural open spaces, continuing the Newland philosophy of envisioning and planning communities from the ground up to create the best possible experience for people who will one day call them home.
Westin Homes & Land Tejas Development
For more than two decades, Westin Homes has earned a reputation for building elegant, high quality homes in some of the most desirable communities in Houston. The company’s passionate focus has always been centered on customer satisfaction, architectural design and an unparalleled attention to detail.
Westin’s Benefit Home will be constructed in Lago Mar, a luxurious community set against a backdrop of palm trees, lakes and lush landscaping. A broad range of amenities add to the appeal of this distinctive development. Largo Mar is located in Texas City, off Interstate 45 South, in the Galveston-Clear Lake corridor. This will be the 15th homesite that Land Tejas has donated for the GHBA’s 37 year old annual fundraiser.