Charities Receive Funds from Sale of GHBA Benefit Home

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The Greater Houston Builders Association board members joined the beneficiaries of the Benefit Homes Project charity fundraiser at the official check presentation reflecting funds raised from the sale of a Chesmar Homes Benefit Home. The home was built in Toll Brothers’ community of NorthGrove.

Left to right: Scott Merovitch, Chesmar Homes city president/Houston; Casey Morgan, GHBA CEO; GHBA President John Williams, K. Hovnanian Homes; Carole Brady, HomeAid Houston executive director; Lee Kirgan, VP of project management for Operation Finally Home; and David Assid, Toll Brothers division president

Chesmar’s Scott Merovitch, city president/Houston and David Assid, Toll Brothers’ division president presented a check for nearly $250,000 to HomeAid Houston and Operation Finally Home. Carole Brady, executive director of HomeAid Houston and Lee Kirgan, vice president of project management for Operation Finally Home were on-hand to accept on behalf of the two charities who received proceeds from the sale of the home.

This is the sixth Benefit Home that Chesmar Homes has constructed. Chesmar constructed its 2,746 sq. ft. Mesquite Plan—a two-story design featuring four bedrooms with a fifth bedroom/study option, three full baths, walk-in closets, a game room, an island kitchen and a two-story open family room off the kitchen.


Each year two to three homes are built for the Benefit Homes Project. The materials, labor and services are donated by GHBA members. The homes are sold at market value and proceeds go to local charities. Since the project began 39 years ago, more than $11 million has been raised.

“The community of NorthGrove is a beautiful backdrop for such a beautiful home. The team of Toll Brothers and Chesmar Homes scored a homerun when they collaborated on this ‘Home for Good.’ We thank this team and their nearly 100 vendors who made it possible.”GHBA President John Williams, K. Hovnanian Homes

About the Community

NorthGrove is located off FM 2978 in Magnolia, Texas in southern Montgomery County. The community is conveniently located within minutes from The Woodlands while offering a more intimate small town feel. It is also just a short drive from major employers, shopping centers, al fresco dining, and cultural centers.

It is designed with more than 200 acres of preserved green space, hike and bike trails, natural waterscapes, luxury outdoor gathering spaces, three community lakes and a 7.5 acre recreation center called The Retreat. This center gets its name for the 9,400 sq. ft clubhouse with a contemporary lodge design and numerous amenities.

Thank You Benefit Home Donors!

1st Infiniti Enterprises
2-10 Home Buyers Warranty
84 Lumber
Action Landscaping
ADF Excavation
AHI Supply
All About Concrete
Allpoints Surveying
A-TAK Pest Control
Austin Windstorm Construction
Big Tex AC
Bryant Electrical Services
Builders First Source
Builders Post-Tension
Cepeda Drywall
Ciro Cuellar
Delta Faucet Co –
Southwest Sales
Ellen Lighting and Hardware
Emerald Masonry
Excel Foundations
Fashion Glass and Mirror
GAF Shingles
Garland Insulation
GE Appliances
Houston Window Fashions
Humberto Platas
Hurricane Construction
Installed Building Products
James Hardie
JP Hart Lumber
JT Lanehart Electric
Just Sprinklers
Lanehart Electric
Lewis & Partners
LP Techshield
Martin Cerda Framing
M & E Marble and Glass
Master Tractor Work
Meridian Brick
Modern Systems Concepts
Mr Cavillo Painting
MTW Pipeworks
O T Construction
Perfection Supply
Pinnacle Tile and Flooring
Post-Tension Solutions
PPG Paints
PR Gypsum
Pro Star Roofing
PVR Construction
Rheem – Southwest Sales
Robles Demolition Services
Rock Materials
Salvatex Protective Services – Marvin Sosa
Screw Tech, LLC
Seybro Door and Weatherstrip
Shaw Floors
Simpson Strong-Tie
Southeast Tile
Sprint Sand and Clay
Mark Stavinoha Cabinets and Trim
Stewart Door
Surface Systems or Texas
Tejas Materials
Texas Sediment Control
The Ark Concrete Specialties
Tony’s Insulation and Gutters
Top Build Home Services
Trane/Ingersol Rand
Trus Joist/Weyerhaeuser
Villareal Drywall
Westwood Fence
W.R. Watson
About the Author

Terry Swenson


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