Giving back is at the heart of building lasting communities and relationships.
Gracepoint Homes understands the importance of investing into the communities it serves. Here are a few examples of how we look to partner with our peers, Realtors®, and causes our team members value.
Great Day Houston: Berger Family Home Renovation
August 27, 2014
Gracepoint Homes and Keller Williams partnered together this spring to give back to a local Houston family with a lot of heart. KHOU's Great Day Houston highlighted the reveal. Watch the video here:
*Video originally appeared August 27th 2014 on KHOU's Great Day Houston, which airs weekdays at 9am CST.
Gracepoint Homes Teams with Keller Williams for Heartwarming Home Renovation
May 8, 2014
It was a busy week for Gracepoint Homes as they completed the home renovation of a lifetime.
Gracepoint Homes teamed with Keller Williams Realty The Woodlands on the firm’s project for Red Day, Keller Williams’ annual day of service. The Keller Williams staff had learned of a Spring family, the Bergers, who had three of their five children diagnosed with leukocyte adhesion deficiency, a rare disorder that leaves patients without a functioning immune system. Luckily, the two healthy siblings were able to donate life-saving bone marrow for transplants and all of the children, ages 11 to 17 months, are now healthy.
It was a grueling seven years in and out of hospitals, though, and Keller Williams had initially wanted to put a play structure in the backyard for the children. After hearing that one child had to share a bedroom with his parents because their 2,800-square-foot home didn’t have enough bedrooms for all of the children, Gracepoint Homes president Tom Cox, Jr., decided renovations were in order.
“This amazing family is so overwhelmed — dealing with their children’s medical issues and trying to maintain some type of normal childhood for them,” Cox said. “I can’t imagine what it would be like to learn that three of your children would have to battle the same illness at such a young age. This family and especially these children have been through so much. We just had to help.”
For Gracepoint Homes, “helping” meant providing nearly $60,000 worth of renovations, including the conversion of a media room into a bedroom and building elevated beds with storage below in each of the boys’ rooms. Raylee’s bedroom was outfitted for a princess — complete with chandelier — and built-ins were added in all of the rooms. Once open to the downstairs, the upstairs game room was walled in so it can double as a media room. Plus, carpeting in the home was replaced and wood floors were installed in the dining room. The home is being painted and landscaped. And the kids still received a backyard play structure. The Keller Williams crew redecorated the home and several contractors with Gracepoint Homes donated services and materials. The work was scheduled over eight days, with crews starting early May 1.
“I was surprised and grateful when I heard that Keller Williams wanted to give the kids a play set,” dad Kevin said. “But after meeting with Gracepoint and hearing what they talked about doing and now seeing the renovations, I’m awestruck. I had no idea the extent of the renovations.”
The Bergers, who moved out of the home April 30 to allow workers full access, were driven by limo May 8 to an Extreme Makeover-type reveal ceremony. The Bergers also received a multitude of gift cards and gifts, courtesy of Keller Williams and local businesses. To see photos of the renovations and the reveal ceremony, visit the Gracepoint Homes Facebook page.