Benefit Home

Benefit-Home-LogoThe Benefit Home is the annual construction of a home built mostly – if not entirely – through donations of construction management, materials, supplies, labor and monies of the members of the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Austin. The majority of net proceeds from the sale of the home on the open market benefit local charities as designated by HBA.

The Benefit Home offers the HBA a unique opportunity to give something back to the larger community, specifically to designated beneficiaries who are significantly and positively impacting the Greater Austin community.  What’s more, it’s a perfect example of how the 600+ members of the HBA contribute to the economic impact of the communities in which they build and make a direct impact on worthy causes within those communities.

HBA donates over $95,000 from sale of Benefit Home

The HBA recently presented three checks for $31,952.17 each to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas, Dell Children’s Medical Center Foundation and Community First! Village – Mobile Loaves and Fishes. Proceeds were generated from the HBA’s Benefit Home project in Santa Rita Ranch, a new-home community by Ed Horne of SRKC, LLC in Liberty Hill—a fast growing community in Northwestern Williamson County.  The one-story home, built by Scott Felder Homes, is 2,942 sq. ft. and features four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and two-car garage. It was sold on the open market. Led by Scott Felder Homes, HBA members work together to solicit materials and donations to help build the new home. Read more.

So, how does it work?

  • The Management of construction of a marketable home is handled by the sponsoring builder – this year Scott Felder Homes – in conjunction with HBA.
  • Together the HBA and the Builder/Developer host VIP Events for HBA members, vendors, and leaders from benefiting charities—one at Groundbreaking and one at Completion.
  • The HBA recruits a small task force of expert members (including a home designer) to solicit donations of materials and labor; as well as coordinate the vendors and selections with the Builder to drive down the hard costs of the home.
  • The Builder/Developer typically also hosts a resident Sneak Preview Event upon home completion (to drive referral sales) and engage the residents in the community on this exciting project.
  • A Realtor Event when the home goes to market and additional Realtor outreach will be facilitated with the task force and through the Builder/Developer contacts.
  • Once the home is successfully sold and closed, the HBA and the Builder/Developer will invite the leaders of all benefiting charities to receive the contribution and celebrate the results!

Many Thanks

A big THANK YOU to our Benefit Home 2017 Team, including the builder support, task force, and HBA staff members who help make this project possible!

Thank you to Scott Felder Homes!

  • Steve Krasoff, President
  • Liz Don Carlos, Marketing
  • Chris Cheaney, Construction Manager
  • Valerie Christ, Community Operations Manager
  • John Jones, VP of Operations
  • Laura Lueckenhoff, Purchasing Manager
  • Dave Poche, CFO

Thank you to the Developer – SRKC, LLC!

  • Ed Horne

Thank you to our HBA Member donors!

  • Anchor Ventana Glass  
  • Austin Contractors, Fireplace
  • BMC, Trusses
  • Bonded Builders, Warranty
  • Caesarstone, Countertops
  • CalAtlantic Homes, Washer/Dryer/Refrigerator
  • California Closets, Master Bath Closet
  • Calvin’s Electric, Discount on Electric Rough/trim
  • Capitol City Insurance, Cash Donation
  • Cedar Park Overhead Doors, Garage Door
  • Daltile, Tile for Kitchen and Baths
  • D & H Roofing, Roofing materials
  • DuPont/Tyvek, Homewrap
  • Espinoza Stone, Stone for House
  • Exclusive Windows and Doors, Windows and Exterior  Doors
  • Factory Builder Stores, 36″ Cooktop Package
  • Ferguson, Plumbing Fixtures
  • Floor King, Carpet
  • Gary Raesz Flooring, Hardwood Floors
  • JJ Orion, Central Vac, security, sound system
  • Kelly Moore Paint, Paint for House
  • Kent Moore Cabinets, Cabinets for Kitchen & Baths
  • Key Insulation, Insulation
  • Lauren Concrete, Concrete
  • Lighting Inc., Lighting
  • Mary DeWalt Design Group, Cash Donation
  • Parrish & Company, Cash Donation
  • REW Materials, Drywall 192 pieces
  • Royal Bath, crylic Tub/Shower Pan
  • TexMix Concrete, cash donation

Thank you to the Benefit Home Task Force!

  • Drew Rice with Red Pants Studio
  • Karen Matuszewski with By Design – Custom Home Concierge
  • Cindy Dietz with Linfield Design Associates
  • Shane Goodman with D.R. Horton

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