BUILDER Announces 2019 Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian Award

Hayden Watson, chairman of Hayden Homes, is the recipient of the 2019 Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian AwardHayden Homes Selected to Receive Honor

Washington, DC – April 29, 2019 – Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries, has announced that Hayden Watson, chairman of Hayden Homes, is the recipient of the 2019 Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian Award, presented annually by BUILDER magazine and Hearthstone, a leader in financing single family development.

“Individuals who go beyond operational achievement, and give extraordinary time, energy, resources, and committed leadership to helping others in need—this is what our Hearthstone BUILDER Award honorees do, and why they strike a very special chord in our business community,” said John McManus, Editorial Director and Vice President of the Residential Group at Hanley Wood. “Hayden’s generosity has impacted hundreds of people in the local community and is a shining example for the entire housing industry.”

Hearthstone and BUILDER, together with founding sponsor Kohler Company, joined forces to recognize builders who go the extra mile to help others. Now in its 20th year, the Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian Award has given more than $6 million to charity, making it the largest philanthropic award in the homebuilding industry. The award is given to builders who have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to making their communities a better place to live and work.

“Year after year, we receive dozens of entries that showcase the good deeds that home builders perform for their community,” said Mark Porath, CEO of Hearthstone. “It’s so encouraging to witness the leadership and self-sacrifice of those in our industry. Every year gives us the unique opportunity to honor someone new that has an entirely different and meaningful impact. In today’s housing environment, it’s so important to highlight and recognize the accomplishments of leaders like Hayden Watson who provide the model for constructing affordable housing for families across the country.”

Watson has led Hayden Homes for close to three decades, starting as CEO in 1999, and becoming Chairman in 2016. Under his leadership, the company ranks as one of the top 35 private home builders in the country, with an economic impact of more than $3 billion since inception. Hayden Homes has provided more than 16,000 new homes to price conscious, value-driven home buyers in underserved markets throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Hayden has built a strong foundation of giving and generosity, throughout the company’s entire suite of brands including Simplicity Homes, WiseSize and Hayden Homes. Hayden Homes commits ten percent of profits including one eighth of one percent of every home sale to charitable causes.

The trio of home building companies led by Watson have donated more than $18.5 million to a variety of causes including the non-profit, First Story. Watson founded First Story to provide hardworking, deserving and capable families with an affordable home and a major step toward financial freedom. Additionally, more than 80 percent of his staff contributes to this organization through a regular payroll deduction called “Give As You Go,” matched 100% by Hayden Homes.

First Story was launched ten years ago and since has served nearly 80 families and has been able to donate more than $1.3 million to support other non-profits with the vision to give every child the opportunity to grow up and thrive in a decent home, every parent the dignity of providing their kids with a safe place to grow, and every family the chance to build wealth. First Story puts a lower income family in the position to purchase a new home with no down payment and an interest-free loan.

In recent years, First Story has grown from a small organization operated out of Hayden Homes, to a public, non-profit that, currently has more than $11 million in assets. More information about the organization is available to new home buyers on Hayden Homes web site at https://www.hayden- homes.com/community-giving/.

“I feel fortunate that I was able to nominate Hayden and I know he feels incredibly honored to be receiving this recognition,” says Claire Duncan, Executive Director at First Story. “Hayden is changing lives; he’s not waiting for the government to solve the affordable housing crisis; he’s inspiring his employees and his peers to come together to give an opportunity for homeownership to families in need. Hayden is making a real difference for real people and my hope is that his generosity and vision can motivate others to do the same.”

Hayden Watson was selected by a panel of top industry leaders with experience in humanitarian outreach:

  • John McManus, Vice President and Editorial Director, Residential Group, Hanley Wood
  • Mark Porath, CEO of Hearthstone
  • Bert Selva, CEO of Shea Homes
  • Larry Webb, CEO of The New Home
  • Dan Ryan, CEO of Dan Ryan Homes
  • Chris Gaffney, Group President, Toll Brothers
  • Lori Sanson, Executive Vice President, DeNova Homes
  • Pat Hamill, CEO, Oakwood Homes

Watson will be honored at the 2019 Housing Leadership Summit, taking place May 13-15 at the Ritz- Carlton Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, Cal.

“I’m extremely humbled as well as honored to receive this award and recognition,” said Watson. “I am proud to be part of a family that makes serving the community a priority, it’s probably the most important part of my job. I also am proud that we are directing efforts and resources to one of the country’s most profound issues – housing affordability and homelessness.”

About Hearthstone

Hearthstone was the first, and today is the largest institutional investor solely focused on for-sale residential development in the country, with over $15 billion committed to the homebuilding industry since 1992. This commitment represents the construction financing of over 120,000 homes in 20 states.

About Hanley Wood

Hanley Wood is the premier company serving the information, media, and marketing needs of the residential, commercial design and construction industry. Utilizing the largest analytics and editorially driven Construction Industry Database – powered by Metrostudy – the company provides business intelligence and data-driven services. The company produces award-winning media, high-profile executive events, and strategic marketing solutions. To learn more, visit hanleywood.com.

About Hayden Homes
Established in Redmond, Oregon in 1989, Hayden Homes has provided over 16,000 new homes to price conscious, value-driven homebuyers in underserved, secondary markets throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Hayden Homes continues to be the largest privately-owned new home builder in the Pacific Northwest.
With a commitment to building a strong community together, Hayden Homes has contributed 3.2 billion dollars to local economies and has created more than 62,000 jobs since the company’s inception. Hayden Homes supports philanthropic efforts in the communities in which they build and have contributed more than 18.3 million dollars in charitable donations with the flagship of their giving through the 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, First Story. To date, First Story has provided 77 deserving and capable families throughout the Pacific Northwest with a safe, healthy affordable home and a first step toward financial freedom. The Hayden Homes brand family of companies includes Simplicity by Hayden HomesWise Size Homes and Hayden Homes, all providing an unparalleled selection of opportunities for those looking to purchase a new home.

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Hayden Homes Announces New Sisters High School Arts Competition

Winner to Receive $2,500 Scholarship  
Sisters, Ore.—Hayden Homes announces today a new opportunity for the youth of Sisters Country to contribute to the region’s vibrant arts scene. Building on last year’s successful showing of art in the Village at Cold Springs model home, Hayden Homes will sponsor a new contest for high school juniors and seniors this spring.
The winner will earn a $2,500 scholarship from Hayden Homes to be awarded upon graduation.
To participate, students will first design a 2D sketch of an all-original art work. The Sisters Arts Association judges will review the designs and select a winning concept. Hayden Homes will commission the piece, which will then be displayed in a Sisters community model home beginning in summer 2019.
“Students are so extremely fortunate in Sisters to be supported by special programs that enable them to express their own art,” said Bethany Gunnarson, Sisters High School arts instructor. “This Hayden Homes contest ups the ante and will encourage new focus and intensity in our arts students as they hone in on their unique creative style.”
Students have until March 15 to draft their proposal, which will include a sketch of the piece along with a description of the artwork, execution strategy and supply needs. A team of judges from the Sisters Arts Association will complete their review of the artwork.
The winning concept will be announced the week of March 18. The art piece will then be commissioned by Hayden Homes for completion by May 10.  The student artist will share their work at a special “Meet the Artist” night at the model home to kick off a season of display alongside a framed photo and bio.
“It is Hayden Homes’ honor to partner with Sisters High School and the Sisters Arts Association to showcase the incredible talent of Sisters Country youth,” said Geoff Harris, Regional Director for Hayden Homes. “We are excited to showcase such a unique piece of local artwork in our model home.”
About Hayden Homes
Established in Redmond, Oregon in 1989, Hayden Homes has provided over 16,000 new homes to price conscious, value-driven homebuyers in underserved, secondary markets throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Hayden Homes continues to be the largest privately-owned new home builder in the Pacific Northwest.
With a commitment to building a strong community together, Hayden Homes has contributed 3.2 billion dollars to local economies and has created more than 62,000 jobs since the company’s inception. Hayden Homes supports philanthropic efforts in the communities in which they build and have contributed more than 18.3 million dollars in charitable donations with the flagship of their giving through the 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, First Story. To date, First Story has provided 77 deserving and capable families throughout the Pacific Northwest with a safe, healthy affordable home and a first step toward financial freedom. The Hayden Homes brand family of companies includes Simplicity by Hayden Homes, Wise Size Homes and Hayden Homes, all providing an unparalleled selection of opportunities for those looking to purchase a new home.
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Hayden Homes Named The #1 Best Place to Work in Oregon

Hayden Homes earns top honor in Oregon Business “100 Best Companies to Work For”
REDMOND, Ore. —  Hayden Homes was honored with first place in the large companies category for Oregon Business Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” The 100 Best list recognizes companies for excellence in benefits and compensation, work environment, decision-making and trust, performance management, and career development and learning.
“It is humbling and inspiring to be recognized as the Best Company to Work For by our employees and Oregon Business,” said Steve Klingman, President of Hayden Homes. “We earned the number one spot on this list because of our team members who bring the Hayden Homes’ culture to life and are dedicated to making our world a better place to live.”
Oregon Business Magazine sent anonymous workplace surveys to employees throughout Oregon as part of the selection process. This year, over 10,000 confidential surveys were completed by employees. The honorees encompass companies across the state of Oregon in three categories – large, medium, and small companies.
The full list can be found here.
HAYDEN HOMES NAMED THE #1 BEST PLACE TO WORK IN OREGON
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About Hayden Homes
Established in Redmond, Oregon in 1989, Hayden Homes has provided over 16,000 new homes to price conscious, value-driven homebuyers in underserved, secondary markets throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Hayden Homes continues to be the largest privately owned new home builder in the Pacific Northwest.
With a commitment to building a strong community together, Hayden Homes has contributed 3.2 billion dollars to local economies and has created more than 62,000 jobs since the company’s inception. Hayden Homes supports philanthropic efforts in the communities in which they build and have contributed more than 18.3 million dollars in charitable donations with the flagship of their giving through the 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, First Story. To date, First Story has provided 77 deserving and capable families throughout the Pacific Northwest with a safe, healthy affordable home and a first step toward financial freedom. The Hayden Homes brand family of companies includes Simplicity by Hayden Homes, Wise Size Homes and Hayden Homes, all providing an unparalleled selection of opportunities for those looking to purchase a new home.

Providing a New Home for Nuns at St Francis Church

Hayden Homes helps build St-Francis-Church-BuildingFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2018

COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER TO PROVIDE NEW HOME FOR NUNS AT ST. FRANCIS CHURCH

REDMOND, Ore. — Construction began on a new 3,200 square-foot convent for St. Francis Church. Hayden Homes, the Parish community and numerous partners have come together to build this new convent, the first in Central Oregon in 58 years.

The new convent will be the residence of the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco who will be arriving from Texas to teach at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School beginning in the fall of 2018.

“St. Francis Church had an immediate housing need for the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco; as a local home builder that believes in building a strong community, we were proud to be a part of the solution,” said Dennis Murphy, CEO of Hayden Homes. “Generosity has been rooted at Hayden Homes since our inception and the spirit of giving is at the core of who we are as a company. We are grateful St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School provides students in our community academic excellence while instilling the virtues that will guide them to be service minded leaders.”

The new convent will feature 6 bedrooms, four bathrooms, a Chapel, two laundry rooms, kitchen, dining and living areas. Construction of the new convent began with a groundbreaking and blessing attended by Fr. Jose Thomas Mudakodiyil and Fr. Victor Meña as well as the Building Committee members: Dennis Murphy of Hayden Homes, Dan McLean of Tri-County Paving, Crystal Mooney, St. Francis School Principal and Kevin Link of SunWest Builders.

“We are grateful Hayden Homes, the Parish community and numerous partners have come together to ensure that the Salesian Sisters will have a new home as they join our community in Bend,” said Crystal Mooney, St. Francis School Principal. “Education is central to their charism and their presence will be most impactful to our students and families. Their order has been rooted in education and the Catholic Faith for 147 years; bringing their expertise and traditions to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School will deepen our 82 years of education in Bend.”

The convent is scheduled for completion in August.

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About Hayden Homes
Established in Redmond, Oregon in 1989, Hayden Homes has provided 15,000 new homes to price conscious, value-driven homebuyers in underserved, secondary markets throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Hayden Homes continues to be the largest privately owned new home builder in the Pacific Northwest.

With a commitment to building a strong community together, Hayden Homes has contributed 2.5 billion dollars to local economies and creates more than 5,500 jobs annually. Hayden Homes supports philanthropic efforts in the communities in which they build and have contributed more than 13.3 million dollars in charitable donations with the flagship of their giving through the 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, First Story. To date, First Story has provided 72 deserving and capable families throughout the Pacific Northwest with a safe, healthy affordable home and a first step toward financial freedom. The Hayden Homes brand family of companies includes Simplicity by Hayden Homes, Wise Size Homes and Hayden Homes, all providing an unparalleled selection of opportunities for those looking to purchase a new home.

Hayden Homes Named The #1 Best Place to Work in Washington State

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July 5, 2018

Hayden-Homes-Named-Best-Place-to-Work-in-WA-StateHAYDEN HOMES NAMED THE #1 BEST PLACE TO WORK IN WASHINGTON STATE
Hayden Homes earns top honor in Seattle Business Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For”

REDMOND, Ore. — Hayden Homes was honored with first place in the Headquartered Outside Washington category for Seattle Business Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” The award salutes Washington companies that set the standard for executive leadership, benefits, rewards/recognition, corporate culture, training, work environment and more. The Best Companies to Work For are determined by anonymous responses to direct employee surveys.

“It is humbling and inspiring to be recognized as the Best Company to Work For by our employees and Seattle Business Magazine,” said Steve Klingman, President of Hayden Homes. “Rooted in a culture of generosity and abundance, this spirit determines everything from our team member experience, to the quality of our work, to the way we act as a company. We earned the #1 spot on this list because of our team members who bring the Hayden Homes’ culture to life and are dedicated to making our world a better place to live.”

Seattle Business Magazine sent anonymous workplace surveys to employees throughout Washington state as part of the selection process. Based on thousands of confidential surveys completed by employees, the honorees encompass companies across the state of Washington in four categories – small firms, midsize firms, large firms and firms headquartered outside Washington State.

Michael Romoser, associate publisher of Seattle Business magazine, said, “This is the 29th year of producing our state’s 100 Best Companies to Work For program. The vast number of companies that participate in the in-depth, direct-to-employee survey process never make the list. For the ones that do, it is a remarkable achievement and testament to their fostering inclusive, engaged work environments.”

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About Hayden Homes
Established in Redmond, Oregon in 1989, Hayden Homes has provided 15,000 new homes to price conscious, value-driven homebuyers in underserved, secondary markets throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Hayden Homes continues to be the largest privately owned new home builder in the Pacific Northwest.

With a commitment to building a strong community together, Hayden Homes has contributed 2.5 billion dollars to local economies and creates more than 5,500 jobs annually. Hayden Homes supports philanthropic efforts in the communities in which they build and have contributed more than 13.3 million dollars in charitable donations with the flagship of their giving through the 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, First Story. To date, First Story has provided 72 deserving and capable families throughout the Pacific Northwest with a safe, healthy affordable home and a first step toward financial freedom. The Hayden Homes brand family of companies includes Simplicity by Hayden Homes, Wise Size Homes and Hayden Homes, all providing an unparalleled selection of opportunities for those looking to purchase a new home.

Veteran Home Dedication

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2018

Rebuilding a Veteran's Home in MedfordVIETNAM VETERAN’S HOME OF 42 YEARS REBUILT WITH HELP OF NORTHWEST HOME BUILDER, CITY GOVERNMENT, NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION, AND NUMEROUS OTHER PARTNERS

REDMOND, Ore. — Northwest home builder Hayden Homes, nonprofit First Story, the City of Medford, Ore., and numerous other partners recently came together to rebuild the 42-year-old home of William Verschoor, a veteran who fought in the Vietnam War. Verschoor voluntarily enlisted in the Army and was stationed at Dong Ha from 1968 to 1970 as a field soldier and tank mechanic.

A local neighbor contacted the City of Medford about the condition of the veteran’s home. A tree had fallen and severely damaged the roof, and upon further inspection, missing floor section were discovered and the home had no insulation, heat, or running water. The home was deemed uninhabitable by the building department. The City of Medford reached out to a local builder, Hayden Homes, and asked the builder to partner with the City to construct a new home for Verschoor.

“Hayden Homes builds in 35 different cities throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho, and this collaborative partnership between government, private and public entities is refreshing and incredibly unique,” said Shane Johnson, Regional Director for Hayden Homes. “When the city reached out to us, saying ‘yes’ to being a part of this project came very easily because of our belief in building strong communities … the very reason Hayden Homes was founded.”

The City of Medford waived all fees associated with the project, including permitting, inspection, and timeline. Hayden Homes oversaw the construction management of the home and worked with its nonprofit, First Story, which helps deserving individuals and families in need achieve homeownership. Hayden Homes also coordinated with additional partners to secure the necessary services and materials to rebuild the home, including excavation, foundation, plumbing, paint, and lumber.

“When we saw the condition of the home, we knew we needed to do something to try and find a way to help Mr. Verschoor keep his home and avoid homelessness,” said Gary Wheeler, City of Medford Mayor. “This project is a beautiful demonstration of our community coming together to help a man who proudly served our country.”

Keys to the completed home were presented in a special dedication to the deserving veteran at a ceremony where he was honored and welcomed into his new home by the community, neighbors, and numerous partners.
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About Hayden Homes
Hayden Homes provides new homes to hardworking families throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Established in Redmond, Oregon in 1989, Hayden Homes has built more than 14,000 homes in over 300 new home communities. Hayden Homes continues to be the largest privately owned new home builder in the Pacific Northwest.

With a commitment to building strong communities together, Hayden Homes has contributed 2.5 billion dollars to local economies and creates more than 5500 jobs annually. Hayden Homes supports philanthropic efforts in the communities in which they build and have contributed more than 13.3 million dollars in charitable donations with the flagship of their giving through the 501C3 Non-Profit, First Story. To date, First Story has provided 69 work-force families throughout the Pacific Northwest with an affordable home ownership opportunity and a first step toward financial freedom. The Hayden Homes brand family of companies includes Simplicity by Hayden Homes, Wise Size Homes and Hayden Homes, all providing an unparalleled selection of opportunities for those looking to purchase in a new home community in Central Oregon.

About First Story
First Story is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to providing affordable home ownership opportunities to deserving families throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Founded in Redmond, Oregon in 1998, First Story has helped more than 10,000 families through new home construction and financial support. For more information visit: www.FirstStory.org.

Hayden Homes Helps to Provide Thanksgiving Dinners to Families in Southern Oregon

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Brad Bennington, Executive Officer Builders Association Southern Oregon
541.941.0901 | brad@buildso.com | www.buildso.com

HAYDEN HOMES PARTNERS WITH BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN OREGON TO FEED OVER 130 THANKSGIVING DINNERS TO FAMILIES IN SOUTHERN OREGON

Medford, OR, Tuesday, November 21st at 11 am, members of the Builders Association of Southern Oregon (BASO) and Hayden Homes, one of the largest homebuilders in Southern Oregon, will deliver over 130 Thanksgiving dinners, feeding approximately 700 individuals, to the City Life Community Center located at 529 Edwards Street in Medford. City Life is a safe place for HWAM and inner-city kids and their families to receive life skills training, educational support, counseling, tutoring, and mentoring.

This is an innovative example of a how a non-profit can reach out to another non-profit by creating a win-win collaborative partnership benefitting the Southern Oregon community. “We’ve been providing Thanksgiving dinners to families in Southern Oregon for over 10 years.” said Brad Bennington, Executive Officer of BASO, “When you have devoted community partners like Sherm’s Food 4 Less, and this year the generous support of Hayden Homes, these partnerships will help even more families enjoy this Thanksgiving holiday. We are reminded, at this time of year, how blessed we are to live in Southern Oregon, this is just one small way to share our gratitude.”

The media and public are welcome to attend the event, Tuesday November 21st between 11 and 11:30am at City Life where the dinners are being delivered by members of the Builders Association of Southern Oregon.

Hayden Homes VP of Community Engagement, Deborah Flagan said, “When this opportunity was presented to us we immediately said, “YES” because of the many deserving families throughout Jackson County that would benefit from the Thanksgiving deliveries. We are honored to be able to assist in providing these families with a healthy and filling meal on Thanksgiving day.”

Builders Association of Southern Oregon is a non-profit education and trade organization that serves the construction community in Southern Oregon. BASO’s three-fold mission to educate, advocate, and motivate its members and the general public to build strong, safe and sustainable communities in Southern Oregon.

About Hayden Homes
Hayden Homes provides new homes to hardworking families throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Established in Redmond, Oregon in 1989, Hayden Homes has built more than 14,000 homes in over 300 new home communities. Hayden Homes continues to be the largest privately owned home builder in the Pacific Northwest.

With a commitment to building strong communities together, Hayden Homes has contributed 2.5 billion dollars to local economies and creates more than 5500 jobs annually. Hayden Homes supports philanthropic efforts in the communities in which they build and have contributed more than 13.3 million dollars in charitable donations with the flagship of their giving through the 501C3 Non-Profit, First Story. To date, First Story has provided 69 work-force families throughout the Pacific Northwest with an affordable home ownership opportunity and a first step toward financial freedom. The Hayden Homes brand family of companies includes Simplicity by Hayden Homes, Wise Size Homes and Hayden Homes, all providing an unparalleled selection of opportunities for those looking to purchase in a new home community in Medford.

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Hayden Homes Honored at 2017 Fall Festival of Homes with Three Awards

Spokane Fall Festival of Homes WinnerSPOKANE, Wash. — Hayden Homes recently received three awards in the 2017 Spokane Home Builders Association 13th annual Fall Festival of Homes. The Festival of Homes is the largest new construction show in the Inland Northwest. The judging process included criteria such as architecture and interior design, visual appeal, efficient and innovative use of space, quality and attention to detail.

Hayden Homes showcased its 2,046-square-foot Snowbrush home plan in the Eagle Ridge community. In the $325,001 to $375,000 category, the home won:

  • Best Kitchen
  • Best Master Suite
  • Best Overall

“We are honored and excited to have been recognized at the SHBA Fall Festival of Homes,” said Kathy Janus, Inland Northwest Regional Director for Hayden Homes. “These awards acknowledge our team’s commitment to excellence in

Fall Festival of Homes in Spokane 2017 Winner

homebuilding and providing quality homes.”

About Hayden Homes
Hayden Homes provides high-quality, value-driven homes throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Established in Redmond, Oregon in 1989, Hayden Homes has built more than 14,000 homes in over 300 new home communities. Hayden Homes continues to be the largest privately owned new home builder in the Pacific Northwest.

With a commitment to building strong communities together, Hayden Homes has contributed 2.5 billion dollars to local economies and creates more than 5500 jobs annually. Hayden Homes supports philanthropic efforts in the communities in which they build and have contributed more than 13.3 million dollars in charitable donations with the flagship of their giving through the 501C3 Non-Profit, First Story. To date, First Story has provided 69 work-force families throughout the Pacific Northwest with an affordable home ownership opportunity and a first step toward financial freedom. The Hayden Homes brand family of companies includes Simplicity by Hayden Homes, Wise Size Homes and Hayden Homes, all providing an unparalleled selection of opportunities for those looking to purchase a new home in Airway Heights, New homes in Cheney, new home builder Spokane, or new homes Spokane Valley.
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HAYDEN HOMES COMPLETES $25,000 DREAM BACKYARD

Boise-Backyard Giveaway 2017

After nearly 8 months in the making, the 2nd annual, Hayden Homes $25,000 Dream Backyard Giveaway culminated this Month as Shane & Alex Hunter and their family were presented with the prize of a lifetime.

The Hunters are residents of our Antler Ridge community in Boise, Idaho, and were surprised as the lucky winners among thousands who entered to win the $25,000 Dream Backyard Giveaway, in December of 2016.

 

After meeting with Hayden Homes’ CEO, Dennis Murphy, in April of this year to discuss ideas and their vision for an outdoor oasis, construction on the yard, which started out with no landscaping,  began at the end of May and concluded this August with a Backyard reveal and community celebration open to their neighbors and the public.

Friends and neighbors who stopped by for a glimpse into the outdoor escape, enjoyed a barbecue and tour of

the completed yard, which captivated all. A vast covered patio is the focal point of the yard. Beneath the covered patio is an expansive outdoor kitchen equipped with refrigerator, gas BBQ, & granite countertop bar.  Hayden Homes Backyard Giveaway FirepitAdjacent to the covered area is an inviting gas fire pit for friends and family to gather round, perfect for entertaining. The stunning landscaping features a crushed rose quartz path, with favorite plants, and flowers of Alex. Trees accent the border of the yard, as well as a custom built storage shed.

“We’re just so excited to finally enjoy our dream backyard…it truly is a dream and we’re extremely thankful to Hayden Homes,” Shane said. “It’s been an incredible transformation and we can’t wait to share it with our family.”

Hayden Homes was thrilled to give away such a fantastic prize to a great family that will enjoy this yard and make many memories in it for years to come.

Congratulations to the Hunter family! Your backyard oasis awaits!

Hayden Homes Voted Best Local Home Builder

REDMOND, Ore. — Hayden Homes has been voted the Best Local Home Builder from The Source Weekly’s 2017 Best of Central Oregon reader poll.

“We are humbled and proud to be recognized as thVoted Best Local Homebuilder in Central Oregone Best Local Home Builder,” said Steve Klingman, President of Hayden Homes. “We strive to build a stronger community by providing affordable homeownership opportunities for the hardworking families of Central Oregon. We appreciate the support we’ve been given since we started building here nearly 30 years ago.”

The Source Weekly’s Best of Central Oregon reader poll is an opportunity for readers to nominate and vote for their favorite organizations – from homebuilders to gyms, day spas, restaurants and more. The results have become criterion for excellence among local businesses and organizations.

For a full list of winners visit www.bendsource.com.

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Hayden Homes provides high-quality, value-driven homes throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Established in Redmond, Oregon in 1989, Hayden Homes has built more than 14,000 homes in over 300 new home communities. Hayden Homes continues to be the largest privately owned new home builder in the Pacific Northwest.

With a commitment to building strong communities together, Hayden Homes has contributed 2.5 billion dollars to local economies and creates more than 5500 jobs annually. Hayden Homes supports philanthropic efforts in the communities in which they build and have contributed more than 13.3 million dollars in charitable donations with the flagship of their giving through the 501C3 Non-Profit, First Story. To date, First Story has provided 69 work-force families throughout the Pacific Northwest with an affordable home ownership opportunity and a first step toward financial freedom. The Hayden Homes brand family of companies includes Simplicity by Hayden Homes, Wise Size Homes and Hayden Homes, all providing an unparalleled selection of opportunities for those looking to purchase a new home in Central Oregon.