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.

Hayden Homes Honored at 2017 Tour of Homes Ceremony with Six Awards

REDMOND, Ore. —  Hayden Homes received six awards in the 2017 Central Oregon Builders Association (COBA) Tour of Homes.  The Tour of Homes is a showcase of the finest homes in Central Oregon. The judging process included criteria such as floor plan, kitchen design, architecture, landscaping and interior finish. REDMOND, Ore. —  Hayden Homes received six awards in the 2017 Central Oregon Builders Association (COBA) Tour of Homes.  The Tour of Homes is a showcase of the finest homes in Central Oregon. The judging process included criteria such as floor plan, kitchen design, architecture, landscaping and interior finish.

“We are honored to have been recognized at the COBA Tour of Homes,” said Geoff Harris, Central Oregon Regional Director for Hayden Homes. “We feel each award acknowledges our team’s commitment to excellence in homebuilding and providing quality homes.”

Hayden Homes 2017 Tour of Homes Awards include:

Photographs, floor plans and virtual tours of these winning homes can be viewed on the COBA website:

View the Obsidian Trails Tour, Bailey Estates tour, or Village at Cold Springs tour.

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 Bend, Oregon, a new home in Redmond, or a new home in Sisters, Oregon.

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2016 First Story Small Town Big Deal

First Story Unveils First Place Community in Bend

First Place Community in Bend with Tim Knopp
Oregon State Senator, Tim Knopp was in attendance at the First Place dedication.

First of 13 homes in collaborative affordable housing effort to be dedicated in December.

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In response to Bend’s affordable housing shortage, numerous partners, including First Story, Hayden Homes, Building Partners for Affordable Housing (BPFAH) and the City of Bend, have partnered to create First Place in Southeast Bend, a community aimed at providing homeownership opportunities for local workforce families.

Since 1998, First Story, a public non-profit founded by Hayden Homes, has built 65 homes across the Northwest for deserving families. First Place is the nonprofit’s first community effort, which will include 13 homes constructed over the next five years. The homes, located on Geary Drive off Parrell Road, will be sold to qualified applicants through First Story’s Home Buyer Program, which issues no-interest 30-year loans that require no down payment.

The land development in First Place was made possible through a partnership with BPFAH and the City of Bend’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, which works to address the needs of low and moderate income earners in Bend.

“First Place is a step in the right direction to addressing Bend’s critical affordable housing challenges,” said Jim Long, the City of Bend’s affordable housing manager. “The effort is also a testament to the giving spirit of our community and the positive results that come when we work together on creative solutions.”

A dedication of the first home at First Place will be held on Thursday, December 1, and will be attended by new homeowners Kristine and Greg Andrews, and their two young sons — one of whom requires a wheelchair.

“Kristine and Greg have worked tirelessly to save enough money to own a home that can accommodate their son’s wheelchair and other equipment that helps him get around,” said Claire Duncan, executive director of First Story. “This home is being built to give their son a positive, safe and stable environment, and will serve as a springboard for the young family to thrive and grow.”

About First Story

First Story is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Hayden Homes. First Story has served over 10,000 families through new home construction, homeownership opportunities and community giving. Since its founding in 1998, First Story has built 65 homes and donated over $800,000 to other non-profits helping to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. Its mission is to promote giving and inspire communities through the creation of home ownership opportunities and financial support. For more information visit: www.firststory.org

Check out the article online:

http://cascadebusnews.com/first-story-unveils-first-place-community-bend/

 

Berkeley Hills by Hayden Homes Receives 2016 Best of Medford Award

Berkeley Hills by Hayden Homes Receives 2016 Best of Medford Award
Medford Award Program Honors the Achievement

MEDFORD December 9, 2016 — Berkeley Hills by Hayden Homes has been selected for the 2016 Best of Medford Award in the Home Builder category by the Medford Award Program.

Each year, the Chamber of Commerce and other affiliated community and small business supporting organizations identify companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Medford area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Medford Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Medford Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Medford Award Program

The Medford Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Medford area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Medford Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Medford Award Program CONTACT: Medford Award Program – City of Medford, Oregon Email: PublicRelations@medfordchamber.com URL: http://www.medfordchamber.com/

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Harvest Bluff is a Sleeping Giant for Home Construction

December 15, 2016 | Vol. 120 – No. 35
Article by Cheney Free Press

The Harvest Bluff housing development along Betz Road in Cheney has taken on a certain look of hibernation under a blanket of snow.

Harvest Bluff in Cheney, Washington
Photo Credit: Paul Delaney.
Cheney’s Harvest Bluff housing development has been extremely popular and just recently announced construction of Phase 3.

If the Hayden Homes’ project had been a bear this last year it would need and deserve the downtime.

Kathy Janus, regional director of the Inland Northwest for Hayden Homes, confirmed that the only current development of new home construction inside the city limits has been a real estate dynamo.

“If I look at data January (2016) through October, there were 173 closings in Cheney,” Janus said. Of that number only 36 were for new homes, and 31 were Hayden projects.

Those closing numbers, however, are from the area that includes the city, and other portions of the 99004 zip code. “If you look at Cheney proper, the city itself, we had 100 percent of the new homes building there,” Janus said.

The median pricing for homes in Cheney is $200,000 with a Harvest Bluff property listing at $254,000.

There are seven home designs to choose from and base prices in the community range from $199,990 for a 1,408 square-foot, single story, to $274,990 for a 3,195 square-foot two story on what plans ultimately call for 136 homes on 32 acres bordered by Murphy Road to the east.

Harvest Bluff has filled a niche in Cheney and the proof is in how fast the project has moved along since the development first gained approval in 2008. Phases 1 and 2 each consisted of 24 homes. The closings in 2016 are from both phases of construction.

“There isn’t a lot of new home building, new construction, “Janus said.

Phase 3 has just been put up for sale, Janus said. Permit applications have been submitted for the first three of a planned 37 homes. One additional phase is anticipated to contain 51 homes, Janus said, adding Harvest Bluff will include a park and walking trail.

“We’ll get going on those as soon as possible, again, weather permitting,” she said. Build time with winter weather is about six months she added with closing likely in June 2017. When finished, Harvest Bluff will have five phases.

Harvest Bluff was originally a project of Copper Basin Development, a company active in the area of single-family home building in the past decade. They got out of that part of the market to concentrate on their specialty, multi-family.

Hayden purchased that portion of Copper Basin’s business, Janus said.

“Cheney is an exciting town for Hayden Homes,” Janus said. “It lends itself exactly with what we do.”

Hayden builds in secondary, underserved markets that have a need for new home building, Janus said. “You won’t find Hayden Homes is downtown Portland, in a Portland metro or Seattle metro,” she added.

Hayden has been in business 27 years and is the largest builder in the Pacific Northwest, even though they only build in secondary markets. The Spokane area is Hayden’s largest market in terms of the size of the metropolitan area served.

“We look for markets that can really use a builder that cares about their buyers and is able to bring a great value to them,” Janus said. Hayden buys home sites that are finished lots and ready to build.

Besides Cheney, Hayden has additional area developments in Eagle Ridge, River Run near Spokane Falls Community College, Taylor Cottages off of Park Road, properties in the far East Valley/Liberty Lake area as well as Northern Idaho.

“Our Eastern Washington division extends quite a ways, as far west as Moses Lake and as far south as Pullman,” Janus said.

Paul Delaney can be reached at pdelaney@cheneyfreepress.com.

Hayden Homes Employees Build Wheelchairs for Vets in Need

NEWS RELEASE
December 6, 2016

Hayden Homes Employees Build Wheelchairs for Vets in Need
50 wheelchairs donated to deserving veterans in Northwest

(Redmond, Ore.)—In what was part team-building exercise and part philanthropy project, employees of Redmond, Ore.-based Hayden Homes worked together on Veterans Day this past November to build 50 wheelchairs for Northwest veterans facing mobility challenges.

Approximately 270 Hayden Homes employees from across the Northwest gathered for the company’s annual meeting on Nov. 11 to participate in the Build-a-Wheelchair® event, a team-building social responsibility program born out of a desire to help American veterans with mobility challenges. Small groups of Hayden Homes team members worked together to assemble, test and decorate the new wheelchairs before engaging in an obstacle course maneuverability challenge.

“It’s not by chance that Hayden Homes team members are a generous group of individuals,” said Steve Klingman, president of Hayden Homes. “We’re committed to hiring people who believe that a fulfilling life starts with the spirit of generosity. When we unveiled the wheelchair-building challenge, our team members enthusiastically rolled up their sleeves to help make life a little easier for deserving veterans who may be struggling back home.”

After completion, the 50 wheelchairs were distributed to five Northwest regions in which Hayden Homes does business, including the Willamette Valley, Central Oregon, the Tri-Cities/Walla Walla area in Washington, the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas in Washington and North Idaho, and the Treasure Valley in southwestern Idaho.

Hayden Homes then partnered with local veterans outreach and advocacy groups in each region to identify 10 veterans in need.

According to Disabled American Veterans, the number of veterans with service-related injuries and illnesses has skyrocketed to more than 3.6 million men and women today, up from 2 million just 12 years ago. By the year 2020, the number is expected to grow to 4 million.

“The wheelchairs being donated could not have come at a better time,” said Paul Neville, director of public relations for St. Vincent de Paul in Lane County, Ore. “We have several veterans who are suffering from serious medical conditions and struggle to make it here to us without assistance. Wheelchairs are needed, but we often cannot afford to provide this necessity. The gift of these wheelchairs will provide an opportunity for a better life for many deserving veterans.”

Build-a-Wheelchair® is an original program from Best Corporate Events, the country’s largest corporate team-building company.

 

About Hayden Homes
Hayden Homes, the largest privately held homebuilder in the Northwest, has been building high-quality value-driven homes throughout the Northwest for nearly 30 years. The organization supports local communities by employing local contractors and vendors and contributing annually to philanthropic efforts in the communities in which they build. Since 1989, Hayden Homes contributed more than $9 million to charitable donations with the flagship of their giving through the 501C3 Non-Profit, First Story (www.firststory.com). The Hayden Homes brand family of companies – Simplicity by Hayden Homes (www.simplicity-homes.com), Wise Size Homes (www.wisesizehomes.com) and Hayden Homes (www.hayden-homes.com) – have built in over 200 communities and in over 50 cities and towns throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

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