Chesmar Completes Construction of Benefit Home in Northgrove

Terry SwensonBenefit Homes Project, Charity Projects, Member News

Within the north Houston area wooded landscape, NorthGrove, a Toll Brothers development is the site for a newly completed Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) Benefit Home. This home has been constructed with a broad array of amenities and upgrades that were donated by association members. Proceeds from the sale of the home will benefit Operation Finally Home and HomeAid Houston.

Chesmar Homes' Mesquite Plan, under construction for the 2019 GHBA Benefit Homes Project

Chesmar Homes’ 2,746 sq. ft. Mesquite Plan, is 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.

“This design offers so much variety and is packed with detailing and amenities that help make it a showplace,” said John Williams, president of GHBA. “The home is completed now and has a potential buyer. It isn’t hard to see why there has been so much interest in this home with its open floorplan, expansive windows and green vistas. The home appeals to anyone who enjoys space and beauty.”


Materials, labor and services donated by suppliers and vendors are key to the success of the Benefit Homes Project, GHBA’s 39-year-old charity fundraiser. This year, Chesmar Homes committed to building its sixth Benefit Home on a lot donated by Toll Brothers in NorthGrove. Prior to the groundbreaking of the Mesquite Plan, the Chesmar Benefit Home already received commitments from more than 70 vendors.

A Benefit Home relies on these donations so it can be built with minimal cost. The homes are loaded with upgrades and amenities and are sold at market value. Since the fundraiser began, nearly $12 million has been raised.

Vendors and suppliers who have committed donations include: PTS Inc., Allpoints Surveying, Ellen Lighting & Hardware, Builders Post-Tension, PPG Paints, Lewis & Partners, Action Landscaping, Trus Joist/Weyerhaeuser, Meridian Brick, 1st Infiniti, James Hardie, Surface Systems of Texas, Emerald Masonry, AHI Supply, Hurricane Construction and Hart Lumber, Austin Windstorm, MTW Pipeworks, GE Appliances, Lanehart Electric, Builders First Source and All About Concrete.


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.

The community boasts 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 features numerous amenities.

About the Author

Terry Swenson


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