Houston, TX – Employees of Coventry Homes and Plantation Homes started the new year with a long-standing company tradition — giving back to the community.
More than two dozen corporate employees donned jeans, heavy jackets, rain gear and hard hats Jan. 6 to spend the day building a Habitat for Humanity home. This is the third consecutive year the company has participated in the KPRC Habitat Home.
“Coventry Homes and Plantation Homes are once again honored to partner with KPRC Channel 2 and Houston Habitat for Humanity to help build a home for a deserving family,” said Gary Tesch, president of McGuyer Homebuilders, Inc., parent company of Coventry Homes and Plantation Homes. “The bad weather today didn’t keep our team away because they love being a part of this project. Since 1988, we have built over 50,000 homes for Texas families, and we take a tremendous amount of pride in that.”
Construction of the four-bedroom home got underway Tuesday in the parking lot of the KPRC Channel 2 studios when anchors, reporters, producers and other employees starting building the framework in the pre-dawn hours. Coventry Homes and Plantation Homes staff members followed on Wednesday, unloading and installing the finished frames, securing the frame to the foundation and attaching anchors and windstorm clips.
The home is being built in Harrel Park 2, a northeast Houston neighborhood being developed by Habitat for Humanity. The recipient selection process is new this year, with six approved families invited to participate in construction of the home. After the home is complete, one of the six families will be selected and will be able to move into the home immediately.
Qualifications to be a Habitat for Humanity beneficiary include annual income, current living conditions, an inadequate number of bedrooms for family members and safety concerns regarding current neighborhoods. Families must also contribute 300 hours of “sweat equity” toward the building of a Habitat home.
The Houston Habitat for Humanity organization has been active in the Houston area for 28 years, building 1,000 homes for approximately 4,000 low-income residents. More information can be found at www.houstonhabitat.org.
McGuyer Homebuilders, Inc., (MHI) is a major Houston-based homebuilder offering new homes in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Austin under its signature brands Coventry Homes, Plantation Homes and Wilshire Homes. The company received the Humanitarian of the Year award for its extensive community outreach during the 2015 Houston’s Best PRISM Awards presented by the Greater Houston Builders Association. For more information, visit www.mcguyerhomebuilders.com.
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