Empire Communities Honors Vendors & Trades Donating to Benefit Home

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Empire Communities recently honored dozens of their generous vendors and suppliers at a GHBA Benefit Homes Project Vendor Appreciation Luncheon held at the GHBA offices. These companies were honored for donating materials, labor, and services for the construction of Empire’s Walkerton Plan. Proceeds from the sale will benefit three local charities.

Empire’s Purchasing Department, led by Craig Spriggs, VP of purchasing, helped secure dozens of suppliers and trades to team with Empire to build this single-story, 1,774 sq. ft. home that offers four bedrooms, two baths, an open concept kitchen with a dining area and living room. At the back of the Walkerton is a spacious primary bedroom that features ample privacy and impressive backyard views, as well as an expansive walk-in closet and dual sinks in the primary bath. The home sets nestled within the Sam Houston National Forest in Conroe.

Representatives from many of these companies were on-hand to celebrate the completion of construction and to receive their appreciation award. Empire built the home on a homesite in Venetian Pines that was donated by Bold Fox Development. The home was sold shortly after completion and proceeds from the sale will be presented to HomeAid Houston, Operation Finally Home and the GHBA Charitable Foundation, all non-profits.


Guests were treated to a full barbecue buffet that was sponsored for the 18th year by Allpoints Surveying Group.

Representatives from the charities, the GHBA and the builder/developer teams showed their appreciation of the donations by saying a few words. Speakers were, Scott Merovitch, chairman of the Benefit Homes Project and city president with Chesmar Homes; Mike Dishberger, president of GHBA; Tracy Brown, Houston area president with Empire Communities; Alex Kamkar, managing shareholder of Bold Fox Development; Lee Kirgan with Operation Finally Home; and Carole Brady, executive director of HomeAid Houston.

“Empire Communities has enjoyed participating as builder captain for the GHBA Benefit Homes charity fundraiser this year. It’s such a tremendous opportunity to be able to provide funding to these outstanding organizations. We are extremely grateful to all of our vendors, suppliers, and trade base that generously gave financially and through their time, to build this beautiful home.”

Tracy Brown, Houston Area President, Empire Communities

Since the Project began, more than $13 million has been raised. This is the second Benefit Home that Empire has built, and the Venetian homesite was the first lot donated by Bold Fox Development.
If you would like to join the Benefit Homes Project as a vendor, builder or developer, contact Morgan Peters at (281) 664-1442; mpeters@ghba.org or visit www.ghba.org/bhpteams.