Legend Homes and HomeAid Mark Project Completion with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
May 14, 2013

On May 8, 2013, HomeAid Houston, Legend Homes/Princeton Classic Homes and Gracewood, dedicated to mothers and their children in crisis, the Bradley/Legend House, a 7400 sq. ft. facility designed to house five families. 

The house, located at 1617 Elmview Drive, is the third and final home that completes that location’s campus.  In addition to housing the mothers and children, the new home includes administrative, support services, and counseling offices. Legend Homes/Princeton Classic Homes was the builder captain for the project and Mark Atkins of Masa Studio Architects, donated architectural services. 

Joining the over 100 guests were representatives from HomeAid, including Ron Martin, president, Bette Moser, executive director and HomeAid staff and board members.  From Legend Homes/Princeton Classic Homes were Scott Bauer, president and CEO, Johnny Shepherd, construction manager and Aaron Ward, purchasing manager. From Gracewood, a Children at Heart Ministry, were Don Forrester, president and Debbie Rippstein, executive director.  Representing Children at Heart Ministries was Todd Roberson, CEO.  Special guests included Jerry and Linda Bradley, the home’s namesake and past Children at Heart CEO and Harry Masterson, president of the Greater Houston Builders Association. Dr. David Fleming, senior pastor for Champion Forest Baptist Church gave the Expression of Dedication.

Other special guests included Grammy award-winner Cynthia Clawson, Gracewood client, Valerie Rodriguez, Gracewood Board of Trustees, project underwriters and many of the over 50 vendors and trades who donated materials, labor and services to the construction of the Bradley/Legend House. 

 “Today’s dedication of the Bradley/Legend House,” said Ron Martin, president of HomeAid, “ is a testament to the famous quote  ‘You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true’. This is so evident when you look around and see so many here today who made this dream possible.”   

 HomeAid Houston, a 501 c 3 charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association builds transitional housing for Houston’s homeless.

Gracewood provides housing for mothers and their children who need a safe haven from crisis situations. Through Gracewood, mothers also receive counseling services and help in obtaining educations and jobs.

 For more information on HomeAid visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call 281-970-8970.