Dallas Builders Association 2020 Membership Directory
30 2020 Membership Directory Operation FINALLY HOME T he Association’s charitable partner is Operation FINALLY HOME, an organization that provides custom-built, mortgage-free homes to combat wounded veterans and the widows of the fallen who have sacrificed to defend our country and way of life. Operation FINALLY HOME was founded in 2005 as a non-partisan/non- profit organization with the mission to provide Americans the ability to honor and thank America’s heroes. Severely wounded and disabled service members return home to confront extreme hardships, from physical and emotional disabilities to financial ruin, joblessness and homelessness. Dismayed by their plight, the Dallas Builders Association is working with Operation FINALLY HOME to address the most pressing need of our returning heroes — a home to call their own! To date, the Dallas BA and its members have been involved in providing seven veterans and their families a home to call their own and plan to continue this mission with more homes throughout the area. Donations of materials and labor from Dallas Builders Association members are needed to help build home for heroes. Winston Homes served as the Builder Captain for the Association’s most recent project, a mortgage-free home for U.S. Army Major Eric King and his three children. The Dallas BA teamed up with the City of Irving, Copart and NEC Corporation of America to build this home in early 2019. Major King suffers from PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury and a seizure disorder following 13 years of active service including tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2018, U.S. Army SPC Daniel Dumas and his family received the keys to their new home in the master-planned community of Union Park in Little Elm. Plantation Homes and Hillwood Communities worked double time to ensure that the Dumases were moved in before the birth of their second child. Three projects were completed in 2016. Mishler Builders constructed a home for U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Jerry Holcomb, who suffered traumatic injuries after three deployments in Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan. Michael Turner of Classic Urban Homes and the Dallas Division spearheaded a project in Oak Point. This project is now home to U.S. Army Staff Sergeant James Sackett and his family, who found out about their selection at a Dallas Mavericks game. Altura Homes, with support from Family of 3 - A Robert Griffin III Foundation, constructed a home in Greenville for U.S. Army First Sgt. Guillermo Rivas. Sgt. Rivas is a career soldier, having served 26 years in the military between the Army National Guard and U.S. Marine Corps. The Association completed its first two projects in 2014, thanks to the generosity of its members. SouthStar Communities, Victory Custom Homes and the Retired NFL Players Association worked with the Dallas BA to build a home in Cedar Hill for Marine Sergeant Ken Kalish. Tim Jackson Custom Homes built a home in Little Elm on a lot donated by Warren Clark Development Co. Inc. for U.S. Army Sergeant Stephen Jackel and his family. Both Kalish and Jackel were severely wounded while serving in Afghanistan. “These heroes have given so much to preserve and protect the American Dream,” said Dallas BA Executive Officer Phil Crone. “Our partnership with Operation FINALLY HOME is aimed at providing these heroes and their families with the American Dream of homeownership.” Visit the Community Engagement tab at DallasBuilders.org to learn more. U.S. Army Major Eric King and his family join representatives of the Dallas Builders Association, builder captain Winston Homes, the City of Irving and NEC for dedication ceremonies for new mortgage-free custom home.