Benefit Homes 2017 chesmar vendor lunch

Chesmar Vendors Honored for Benefit Home Donations

Terry SwensonCharity Projects, HomeAid Houston, Member News

Benefit Homes 2017 chesmar vendor lunch

(L to R) Salty Thomason, HomeAid Houston; Casey Morgan, GHBA; Lee Kirgan, Operation FINALLY HOME; Don Klein, Chesmar Homes

Chesmar Homes’ vendors and suppliers were honored at a recent vendor appreciation luncheon for donating their materials and services to the construction of the Chesmar Benefit Home in the community of Elyson. The Benefit Home is now completed and open to visitors and potential homebuyers.

Newland Communities, the developer of Elyson, donated the homesite and hosted the luncheon in Rorick House, the Community and Welcome Center.


“We would not be able to fulfill our commitment to the two charities who are beneficiaries of this GHBA charity fundraiser, if it wasn’t for the generosity of the GHBA members,” said Don Klein, Chesmar CEO.

“Our vendors are an example of the giving spirit that defines the homebuilding industry in Houston and surrounding areas. We cannot thank them enough for all they give year after year.”Don Klein, CEO Chesmar Homes

Chesmar built its 2,733 sq. ft. Poplar Plan. When the home is sold at market value, proceeds will be presented to HomeAid Houston and Operation Finally Home. Since the fundraiser began 37 years ago, $10 million has been raised.

The home in Elyson is the fifth Benefit Home built by Chesmar Homes and this is the second lot donated by Newland Communities.

About the Home
Benefit Homes 2017 chesmar vendor lunch

A big thank you to the many vendors and suppliers who support the Benefit Homes Project each year.

The two-story Poplar plan is from Chesmar’s Arbor Collection and features four bedrooms, with three full baths. The home’s common areas are an open design for entertaining and family gatherings. Two bedrooms located on the second floor and a large game room provide plenty of space for children and teens.

The first floor master suite with its large bath and walk-in closet offers convenience as well as privacy. This home design also includes a secondary bedroom on the first floor with a full bath. The home has a covered rear patio and a two-car garage.

The interior also features a fireplace with an Alder mantel, iron stairway spindles, granite countertops in the kitchen and the baths, stainless steel appliances, under cabinet lighting and overhead pendant lighting in the kitchen. There are wood floors in the entry, family room, dining room and the stairs. The exterior is a combination of brick and stone.

Elyson is the fifth and newest community in the Katy Independent School District by Newland Communities, the largest private developer of planned residential and urban mixed-use communities in the United States.
Located at Grand Parkway and FM 529, approximately midway between I-10 West and U.S. 290 West, this 3,642-acre community will be home to 6,000 families and 750 acres of recreational amenities and natural open spaces when completed.

2017 GHBA Benefit Home Donors
1st Infiniti Enterprises
2-10 Home Buyers Warranty
Action Landscape
All About Concrete
AllPoints Services
A-Tak Pest Control
Ark Concrete Specialties
Austin Windstorm & Construction
Benedettini Cabinetry
Big Tex Air Conditioning
Boral Building Products
Bryant Electric
Builders First Source
Builders Post-Tension
Cast Fireplace, Inc.
Champion Columns and Shutters
Ciro Cuellar Sand
Crain, Caton and Jones
Crossville Studios
Delany Hardware
Delta Faucets
Dixie Ply
Ellen Lighting
Emerald Masonry
Environments For Living
Excell Foundations 
GE Appliances
General Plumbing Contractors Inc.
GeoTech Engineering
Gulf & Basco
Hot On! Homes
Houston Window Fashions
Humberto Platas
Hy-Tech Plumbing
J & M Interests, Inc.
James Hardie Building Products
Jose Martinez
JP Trim Carpentry
JT Lanehart
Just Sprinklers
Lance Dahse
Landmark Electric
Lupitas Cleaning
Maintenance Builder Supply
Miguel A. Zarate
Modern System Concepts
N Title
On-Target! Marketing and Advertising
Owens Corning
Perfection Supply 
Pittsburgh Paints
Post Tension Solutions
PTS Engineering
PVR Roofing
Rock Materials
Romero Robles
Royal Bath
Seybro Door & Weatherstrip
Sherwin Williams Paint Co.
Southwest Sales
South East Tile
Sprint Companies
Stewart Door
Surface Systems of Texas
Tejas Materials
The Ark
Tony Fonseca
TopBuild Home Services
Trus Joist/Weyerhaeuser
Villarreal Drywall
W.R Watson
Wayne Dalton
Western Toilets
Westwood Fence
Wisenbaker Builder Services
WR Watson, Inc. 


About the Author

Terry Swenson


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