Taylor Morrison Closes on Benefit Home

Terry Swenson Benefit Homes Project, Featured

On hand at the Taylor Morrison GHBA Benefit Home closing were (left to right): Eddy Sheth, Taylor Morrison Sales Representative; Bob Kulpinski, TAylor Morrison VP Field Operations; Jennifer Keller, GHBA 2022 President; Aimee Bertrand, GHBA CEO; Scott Merovitch, Benefit Homes Chair; Todd Rasmussen, TAylor Morrison City President; Bill Dalton, TAylor Morrison VP Land Acquisition; and seated right front, Laura Schaefer, Inspired Title Services Escrow Brand Manager; and seated left, the Do family.

Taylor Morrison led the celebration at the recent closing of its 2022 GHBA Benefit Home. Taylor Morrison built the Dahlia Plan in Grand Vista with donated materials, labor and services by GHBA member companies. Dozens of vendor and supplier partners donated to ensure the home, when sold, would raise valuable funds for Operation Finally Home and HomeAid Houston.

The entire Taylor Morrison team was present to thank the Do family for purchasing the home that was loaded with multiple upgrades and amenities they found met their dream home requirements.

“I was excited to see everything this home offered. We looked at many homes in the area and decided this one had all the features we were hoping for such as tall ceilings, bright lighting, lots of storage space and large bedrooms. We also were happy with the quality of the build and it felt good to know that two charities would be benefiting from this purchase.”

Lily Do, Homebuyer

Also attending the closing was Taylor Morrison leadership including Todd Rasmussen, city president; Bill Dalton, vice president of land acquisition; and Bob Kulpinski, vice president of field operations. Representing the GHBA were Jennifer Keller, 2022 GHBA president and Aimee Bertrand, GHBA CEO. The sales representative from Taylor Morrison who sold the home was Eddy Sheth, and the closing agent was Laura Schaefer, Inspired Title Services escrow brand manager. Scott Merovitch, Benefit Homes chair, led the proceedings.


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“We could not have built this home without the philanthropic spirit of our dedicated vendors and suppliers who contributed to the effort. From the home’s survey, through to the closing, the vendors and suppliers are key to making this a successful fundraiser.”

Todd Rasmussen, Taylor Morrison City President

Companies who donated include, Allpoints Surveying, Air Innovations LLC, Astro Drywall LLC, Builders FirstSource, BMC Texas Sales, Burgess Construction Consultants Inc., C-Los Investment Co., Corey Construction Residential Roofing, Creative Landscape Solutions, CTC Concrete, Drymala Trees, Ellen Lighting Inc., Exterior Inspections, Garage Door Services of Houston, Gulf Coast Fan & Light, Homero De Leon, IBP Holdings II, J.P. Hart Lumber Co., Jesus Elizondo Painting, LP Building Solutions, La Palma Construction, M. Reeves Contracting, Mark Stavinoha Custom Cabinets, Meridian Brick, Post-Tension Solutions of Texas, R.T. Masonry, Rew Materials, Reyes Tar Painting Services, Rodney P Bordelon, Rosenberg Plumbing, Sprint Sand & Clay, Thiel Co DBA Landmark Electric, TopBuild Home Services, UFP Construction, Windstorm Solutions, Wisenbaker Builder Services, and Worldwide Rock Enterprises.

Taylor Morrison has built several Benefit Homes, and this is the second in Grand Vista. The community is located in the Richmond area on 600 acres just 30 miles from downtown Houston. Grand Vista includes 150 acres of parks, open space, and recreational amenities such as two community clubhouses and pools plus playgrounds for the kids, and it has easy access to the West Park Toll Road and the Grand Parkway. Students who reside at Grand Vista attend highly acclaimed Fort Bend ISD schools. The community offers one and two-story floor plans priced from the $400s to $600s+.

Throughout the 43-year history of the GHBA Benefit Homes Project, more than 115 homes have been built with the help of donations. The Project has raised $13 million.

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Terry Swenson

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A writer and a photographer, Terry Swenson is GHBA's director of public relations.