War is hell, but coming home shouldn’t be. That is why the Dallas Builders Association has partnered with Operation FINALLY HOME to build mortgage-free
homes for wounded veterans of our nation’s armed forces. Association
leaders have promised that the partnership is a long-term mutual mission that
will continue so long as there are wounded heroes in need of housing. “Just
as our nation’s troops served us, we now must serve them,” states Executive
Officer Phil Crone.
Operation FINALLY HOME supporters from the Dallas BA volunteer their time,
energy, materials and financial support to projects that build the American
Dream for deserving veterans who are in the business of protecting and
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 two more 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.
Watch for updates on Dallas BA/
Operation FINALLY HOME projects
About The Dallas Builders Association: The
Dallas Builders Association, chartered in 1944, is
a non-profit trade organization representing all
segments of the residential building industry in the
Dallas area. Its mission is to enhance its members’
ability to provide safe, affordable, quality housing
to the citizens within a seven-county area (Dallas,
Collin, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman and Rockwall).
The Association’s Builder members are engaged in
single- and multifamily building, land development,
remodeling and rehab and general light construction. Its Associate members are companies and
individuals who provide materials, products,
financing and many other services, including
subcontracting, to builders and developers.
The Dallas Builders Association has more than
1,000 members and is dedicated to promoting
new home ownership, industry advancements
and community service. The Association offers a
nationally award-winning education program that
gives its members dynamic professional development opportunities and keeps them abreast of the
latest information on issues such as building codes,
construction techniques, technology and safety.
The Association’s Green Built Texas has quickly
become one of the nation’s most successful green
building programs. It is committed to increasing
the awareness, education and value necessary
for builders and remodelers to construct high-per-formance, healthy structures that exceed building
code requirements. The program achieves these
goals by establishing standards that benefit homeowners, the citizens of Texas and the environment
we all share. To find out more, plus view a registry
of certified Green Built Texas home builders, visit
View a member directory and category, at the
Association’s website, DallasBuilders.com. You can
also find a listing of new homes built by members,
and a wealth of consumer information to help you
in your search for your dream home!