Benefit Homes Committee 2016

Introducing the 2017 Benefit Homes Project Teams

Terry SwensonBenefit Homes Project, Featured, Member News

Benefit Homes Committee 2016The 37th annual GHBA Benefit Homes Project will launch in 2017 with two enthusiastic builder/developer teams. At a recent Benefit Homes Committee meeting, representatives from the 2016 team including Trendmaker Homes and Rise Communities joined the upcoming 2017 builder/developers.

In 2017, Westin Homes will partner with Land Tejas to build in the new community of Largo Mar. This will be the 15th lot that Land Tejas has donated to the Benefit Homes Project. Chesmar Homes is partnering with Newland Communities in Elyson, a new master planned community in West Houston.

About Chesmar Homes

An industry leader from its beginning in 2005, Chesmar utilizes cutting-edge building science to achieve energy efficiency, building to the stringent Environments For Living specifications. Each Chesmar MPG [Modern Design/Performance Guaranteed/Green Certified] home offers a high performance and comfort guarantee.


Happy homeowners are a top priority at Chesmar Homes, resulting in outstanding customer satisfaction and referral scores. Happiness among Chesmar associates ranks high as well, giving rise to the company being named a Top Workplace for five consecutive years, based on feedback by its associates.

About Elyson (A Newland Community)

Elyson is the newest Houston area development by Newland Communities, the largest private developer of planned residential and urban mixed-use communities in the United States, with communities currently under way in 14 states and an award-winning track record that spans more than 45 years.

Elyson joins Cinco Ranch, Seven Meadows and Grayson Lakes as the fourth Newland community to be developed in the highly regarded Katy Independent School District. Other recently completed Newland communities in the Houston area include Telfair, Eagle Springs and Summerwood.

A 3,642-acre community, Elyson will devote more than 750 acres to recreation centers, parks, trails, lakes and natural open spaces, continuing the Newland philosophy of envisioning and planning communities from the ground up to create the best possible experience for people who will one day call them home.

About Westin Homes

For more than two decades, Westin Homes has earned a reputation for building elegant, high quality homes in some of the most desirable communities in Houston. The company’s passionate focus has always been centered on customer satisfaction, architectural design and an unparalleled attention to detail.

With both distinct and refined details, Westin creates the perfect balance of beauty and function. Westin takes pride in delivering the highest level of satisfaction to every customer. Whether they are moving to Houston from another country or relocating from a neighborhood nearby, homeowners are looking for a home that is comfortable, timeless, and affordable.

About Largo Mar (A Land Tejas Community)

Within Lago Mar, luxurious homes built by name builders are set against a backdrop of palm trees, community lakes and lush landscaping. A broad range of amenities add to the appeal of this distinctive development.

Largo Mar is located in Texas City, off Interstate 45 South, in the Galveston-Clear Lake corridor. This location is just minutes from major employment centers and rich sources of entertainment.

The 2016 Benefit Home

The 2016 Benefit Homes builder/developer team currently under construction is Trendmaker Homes building in Meridiana, a Rise Communities development, a 2,700 acre master-planned community located in a rapidly growing area along Texas 288 just south of Highway 6 and the Medical Center. Trendmaker is building its F501C Plan with the fourth bedroom option.


About the Author

Terry Swenson


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