HomeAid Houston, a Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) charity was joined by Legend Homes/Princeton Classic Homes at the ceremonial groundbreaking of a 7400 sq. ft., residential facility to be built for Gracewood. The facility, located at 1617 Elmview Drive, is the third and final home, completing that location's campus. Gracewood, a charity of Children at Heart Ministries, provides housing for mothers and their children who need a safe haven from crisis situations. The new home will include housing for five mothers and their children as well as administrative, support services, and counseling offices.
After an inspirational gathering at the site that included the Legend Homes/Princeton Clasic Homes and HomeAid team as well as representatives from Gracewood, GHBA and numerous vendors and guests, gold shovels marked the site in tribute to the upcoming construction.
Representing Legend Homes/Princeton Classic Homes were Scott Bauer, president and Ernie Lambert, project manager; HomeAid representatives included Parke Patterson, president, Bette Moser, executive director; GHBA's Will Holder, 2012 president; Children at heart Ministries representative Jerry Bradley, president and Todd Roberson, 2012 president; Gracewood's Don Forrester, president and Debbie Rippstein, executive director and Masa Studio's Mark Atkins, project architect. Also attending were staff and board members from HomeAid Houston and Gracewood. Guest Cindi Adams sang a spiritual song prior to the groundbreaking.
"The groundbreaking ceremony has been a much anticipated event for the whole team," said Parke Patterson. "Legend Homes, the builder captain has been ready to launch this important project since the first day they committed. Their entire operation has shared the same dedication and vision that is the HomeAid and Gracewood mission."
The two existing homes on the Elmview - Gracewood campus were also built through HomeAid Houston with partner MHI. These homes were finished out with donated furniture and appliances by a number of companies in the Houston area. The donations have created a warm, nurturing environment, that help foster the growth and healing of families in transition. Through Gracewood, mothers also receive counseling services and help in obtaining educations and jobs. HomeAid also worked with Gracewood at their Wanda Lane location. The remodel project there was the first Gold American National Standards Institute (ANSI) award.
Legend Homes currently builds in 20 communities across the Greater Houston area with price ranges from the $90's - $200's. Communities are located in Conroe, Cypress, Houston, Humble, Katy, Manvel, Richmond and Spring, TX. For more information on Legend Homes or Princeton Classic Homes visit www.legendhomeshouston.com or www.princetonclassichomes.com