Highland Homes has spent years building not only beautiful, 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. 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 OFH, retired U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Michelle Byrne and her daughter Abigail. Michelle thanked OFH 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 December 2018 and a check for $177,517 was presented to Casey Morgan by Sindee Cox.
“We cannot be more proud and more honored to work with the team at Highland Homes,” said Casey. “Tony Marchbanks from Highland didn’t hesitate for one minute when asked to participate in the Benefit Homes Project in 2018. Their history of charitable contributions to the community is legendary and we thank all who made this possible.”
Highland built its 2,250 sq. ft. Windemere Plan. 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 HomeAid Houston and Operation Finally Home. Since the project began 39 years ago, $11 million has been raised.