Hundreds of Greater Houston Builders Association members donate year after year to the GHBA Benefit Homes Project. The Project builds homes through donated materials and services, and then sells the homes at market value; proceeds go to two local charities.
Houston Hurricane & Security Products
Houston Hurricane & Security Products has been donating nearly every year since its inception in 2009.
The company offers the largest selection of shutter products in the Houston market and uses a consultative sales approach so that their customers can achieve the level of protection they want and the appearance they desire. They service the Texas Gulf Coast from Corpus Christi to Beaumont and employ 40 people.
Houston Hurricane & Security Products donated a steel hurricane panel system for the Chesmar Benefit Home that was built in Lago Mar. Their commitment to HomeAid and Operation Finally Home (OFH), the two charity beneficiaries, is what inspires their participation.
“The soldiers and their families who are in the OFH program, volunteer to make great sacrifices for us and we are happy to be able to support them when they come home,” said Frank Mistretta. “It is rewarding for us to give back to our community.”
“It is companies like this that make the Benefit Homes Project so successful,” said Patrick Mayhan, chairman of the project. “With these donations, we have been able to sell enough homes to raise over $12 million since the fundraiser’s inception in 1980. These generous companies reflect the nature of the homebuilding industry in Houston. We are looking forward to another successful year as we get into the third quarter of 2021.”
Chesmar Homes broke ground on its Hillcrest Plan for the Benefit Homes Project in late 2020. The pandemic did not hinder the contributions by the residential construction industry as the home was built with more than 60 companies contributing. Even the lot was donated by Land Tejas, their 18th lot donation that represents $1.2 million in real estate. Chesmar’s Benefit Home sold in May.
Rock Materials is another huge supporter of the GHBA and the Benefit Homes Project. The company also donated to the Chesmar Benefit Home.
The company was founded in 1998 by David Rollen in Dallas, Texas. For six years Rock Materials served the Dallas area. In 2005, Jamey Joseph was assigned to expand the company in Houston.
Today, Houston and Dallas remain the focal points for distribution of natural stone, landscaping materials and masonry supplies.
The Houston office is in Tomball, Texas on a seven-acre property that includes the main office, a modern showroom with over 150 stone selections to choose from, two warehouses and a large outdoor space. Their location has the capacity to store over 20,000 tons of product and operates 11 delivery vehicles that transport 500 truckloads per month across the area. There is plenty of space and logistics to support their customer’s growing demand.
“Rock Materials believes that giving back is essential to moving forward,” said Jamey Joseph, owner and sales manager of the company.
“In the past 16 years, we have been fortunate to not only grow in our business but most importantly help grow our community. We are proud to donate to two of Houston’s most valuable philanthropies, Operation Finally Home and HomeAid Houston. The GHBA provides opportunities for a local business like us to make a big difference. We look forward to contributing to future Benefit Homes and we’re grateful for Chesmar and their partnership in giving back. In this industry, we know that there’s strength in numbers. When we work together and give back, the community is guaranteed to move forward.”