HistoryMaker Presents Charity Funds to GHBA

Terry Swenson Benefit Homes Project, Featured

L to R: Griff Godwin, GHBA CFO; Rob Hellyer, 2020 GHBA board president; Nicole Zimmermann, HistoryMaker purchasing manager; Carole Brady, HomeAid executive director; Jim Muska, 2020 HomeAid president and Mickey Pizzitola, HistoryMaker Houston division president.

The Greater Houston Builders Association is proud to announce that HistoryMaker Homes, a Benefit Homes partner, recently presented a check for $157,000 to the GHBA that reflected funds raised from the sale of their charity build.

Each year two homes are built for the Benefit Homes Project with donated materials, labor and services by GHBA members. The builder donates construction management, and the developer donates the homesite. The homes are sold at market value and proceeds are presented to two local charities, HomeAid Houston and Operation Finally Home. The HistoryMaker Benefit home was built in Sierra Vista, a Land Tejas community.

Mickey Pizzitola, HistoryMaker Houston division president presented the check to representatives from the GHBA.


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“It was an exciting day to be able to present this check to the association. Raising money for two valuable charities within our community fits the HistoryMaker commitment to give back by doing what we do best, building homes. We are thrilled that HomeAid and Operation Finally Home will be able to apply their funds toward bettering the lives of the homeless of Houston and wounded veterans returning from active duty.

Mickey Pizzitola, HistoryMaker Homes, Houston Division President

Dozens of companies donated to the construction, from the site work through construction and even the closing. “The vendors and suppliers are key to the success of the Benefit Homes Project,” added Patrick Mayhan, Benefit Homes chair. “Most of them sign on to build a Benefit Home every year, and that is a reflection of the generous nature of the residential homebuilding industry. We can’t thank Mickey, HistoryMaker and Land Tejas enough for their philanthropic commitment.”

With the official closing of this Benefit Home, the charity fundraiser has raised over $12 million.

Vendors and suppliers who contributed include: Allpoints Surveying, HomePro Home Technologies, All State Brick, A C Construction, DPIS Builder Services, Excell Foundations, Universal Forest Products, Windstorm Group, Mohawk, TWI, Country Wide Roofing, Santollo Construction Clean Up LLC, Deep Blue Comfort, Carrier, Rock Materials, Builders Choice Inc., Royal Bath/Counter Source, Flooring Services of Texas, Advantage Gutters, Factory Builder Stores, Sherwin-Williams Paint, Builders First Source, Perfection Supply, Jacobs Overhead Door, Fashion Glass and Mirror, Datasmart Home Technologies, RT Masonry, Delta Faucet, Moore Home Solutions, Rosenburg Plumbing, Progress Lighting, Reyes Tar Painting, Décor Hardware and Creative Landscape and Design.

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Terry Swenson

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A writer and a photographer, Terry Swenson is GHBA's Director of Public Relations. She is also the founder of the PictureThis Project, which puts cameras in the hands of Houston's homeless and allows them to share their story, through their lens.