Trendmaker Homes' president, Will Holder, to chair GHBA charity

Houston Chronicle

The GHBA Benefit Homes Project announced that Will Holder, president of Trendmaker Homes, will be heading up the fundraiser as the Benefit Homes Chairman for 2016. In this role, he will be helping the builder/developer teams in their request for recruiting vendor donations to build homes that, when sold, will benefit Texas Children's Cancer Center, HomeAid Houston and the Alzheimer's Association.

The 2016 Benefit Homes Project builder/developer teams are Castletree Homes/Land Tejas Cos. and Trendmaker Homes/Rise Communities.

"I am excited to be the chairman of the Benefit Homes Project this year," Holder said. "I am also happy that Trendmaker Homes will be one of the 2016 builders of a Benefit home. I am looking forward to working with the Benefit Homes team as we move forward to better the lives of children with cancer, the homeless of Houston and those families affected by Alzheimer's."

Each year, two homes are built with donated materials, labor and services by GHBA members. The homes then are sold at market value and the majority of the proceeds benefit the three local charities. Since the project began 36 years ago, $9.5 million has been raised.

Holder's involvement with the GHBA has been deep, with a broad range of commitments. He has been an active board member and was board president in 2012. He initiated the You're a Member Too program that is an outreach into member organizations to their employees, to encourage employee members to participate in the GHBA at all levels. Holder wanted to remove the idea that only "executives" can participate in GHBA events and boards.

Holder also appreciates the value of engaging young voices and perspectives within the building industry. The GHBA'sYoung Professionals (YP) was created during his term as board president. Holder continues to mentor the program as a speaker at their events.

Trendmaker Homes will be building a Benefit Home in Meridiana, and Castletree Homes has already started construction with its home in Miramesa. Rise Communities donated the Meridiana lot, and Land Tejas donated the lot in Miramesa.

For more information, visit www.ghba.org or call 281-970-8970.