HistoryMaker Builds Hemlock Plan for GHBA Charity Fundraiser

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Front elevation, HistoryMaker Homes’ 2,777 sq. ft. Hemlock plan, featuring 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. This Benefit Home is under construction in the Sunterra community by Land Tejas.

HistoryMaker Homes has begun construction on its second Benefit Home for the Greater Houston Builders Association’s 42nd annual charity fundraiser. The majority of the proceeds from the sale of the home will go to two local charities—Operation Finally Home and HomeAid Houston. Each year two homes are built for the Benefit Homes Project with donated land, materials and services by GHBA members. The homes offer a variety of the most popular features and amenities on the market today. Since the fundraiser began, more than $12 million has been raised.

HistoryMaker is building its popular Hemlock plan, a 2,777 sq. ft., two-story design with three bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The home offers a media room and game room on the second floor, a downstairs master suite with spacious walk-in closet, a dual vanity and a separate tub and shower. The floorplan is an open concept for easy entertaining and family gatherings, and the tall ceilings and box windows add to the spacious feeling. The home also includes a covered patio and large garage.

“We are excited we’ve begun construction on our Hemlock Plan in Sunterra,” said Mickey Pizzitola, HistoryMaker Houston division president. “We value the work that Operation Finally Home and HomeAid Houston do, and it is also an honor to work with the Land Tejas team and our generous vendors, trades and suppliers as we start the construction process.”


The HistoryMaker Benefit Home is located in Sunterra, a 1,039-acre master planned community located in Katy Independent School District and convenient to Katy area dining and shopping. There is also easy access to the Grand Parkway and I-10. Amenities will include a 3.5-acre crystal lagoon for kayaking, swimming, standup paddleboarding, or just relaxing on the white sandy beach. There will also be an expansive amenity village that will feature a clubhouse and pool that overlook the lagoon.

Family owned and operated since 1949, HistoryMaker Homes launched in Dallas-Fort Worth and expanded over the decades to become a premier builder of more than 800 homes across the region in 16 developments.

If you would like to join the Benefit Homes Project as a vendor, builder or developer, contact Terry Swenson at (281) 664-1442 or visit: www.ghba.org/bhpteams

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Terry Swenson


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