M/I Homes Presents Benefit Home Funds to GHBA

Terry Swenson Benefit Homes Project, Charity Projects, Featured

M/I Homes recently sold and closed on a home constructed for the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) Benefit Homes Project. The Benefit Home was built with donated materials, labor and services by GHBA members. The lot was donated by The Howard Hughes Corporation in the community of Bridgeland. M/I Homes donated the construction management.

PHOTO (front): Cathlene and Jeremy Webb, homebuyers; (back, left to right) John Spindle and Kathy Delgado, M/I Homes; John Williams, GHBA president; Jay McManus and Patrick Mayhan, M/I Homes.
“We were so delighted when we found out that by purchasing this home, two local charities would benefit,” said Jeremy Webb. “HomeAid Houston and Operation Finally Home are serving the community by helping so many less fortunate. Buying a home we love allowed us to be a part of that giving back process.”

The home sold at market value and proceeds will be divided between two local charities, HomeAid Houston and Operation Finally Home. Jay McManus, M/I Homes division president, Kathy Delgado, vice president of sales and marketing and Patrick Mayhan, vice president of purchasing were on-hand at the recent GHBA board meeting to present a check for $244,000 to the GHBA.

Each year two to three homes are built for the Benefit Homes Project with donated land, construction management, materials, labor and services by GHBA members. Since the project began 39 years ago, over $11 million has been raised.


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M/I Homes, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading builders of single-family homes, having sold over 111,400 homes.

“The board of directors for the GHBA was honored to accept the check from M/I Homes,” said John Williams, president of the GHBA. “This effort between M/I Homes and the Howard Hughes Corporation will make a difference within our community as the funds will help two deserving charities. We cannot thank them and the vendors and suppliers who donated their materials and services enough for such a successful 2019 Benefit Homes Project.”

This is the second Benefit Home constructed by M/I Homes and the sixth donated lot in Bridgeland. “These two professional organizations within the industry are dedicated to not only designing and developing award-winning communities and quality homes, they are also committed to giving back to the community,” concluded Williams.

Bridgeland is an 11,400-acre master planned community located in Cypress, Texas. The community is consistently ranked one of the top-selling master planned communities in Texas throughout its 12-year history.

The award-winning development offers a wide variety of housing options and extensive outdoor amenities, with a strong emphasis on conserving and enhancing the natural environment. Bridgeland has over 3,000 acres dedicated to lakes, trails and parks, and offers a resort-style pool, disc-golf course, stocked lakes and complimentary use of kayaks, paddle boats and other recreational equipment for residents. Lakeland Village Center®, now open, is the first of four retail centers in Bridgeland, with additional plans for a future Town Center along Grand Parkway/Highway 99, which intersects the community.

There is also a second Benefit Home currently under construction. HistoryMaker Homes is nearing completion of its Alder Plan in Sierra Vista. Land Tejas donated the homesite.

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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.

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