Hayden Homes Helps Fund New Redmond Artwork

Hayden Homes Helps Fund Redmond Art Project
Andy Tullis / The Bulletin file photo

New artwork funded in Redmond
Evergreen building will get new window piece
By Kyle Spurr, The Bulletin,  @kylejspurr
Published Oct 23, 2016 at 12:03AM

After a successful fundraiser and large donation, Redmond’s public art committee is planning new projects in the city.

Earlier this summer, the committee collected about $6,700 from an art fundraiser that featured 20 painted sculptures of rockchucks, the yellow-bellied marmots found in Central Oregon.

In addition, Redmond-based developer Hayden Homes recently donated about $6,600.

Redmond Committee for Arts in Public Places Chairwoman Linda Gilmore Hill said the fundraising money will help add pieces to the city’s outdoor gallery. The Hayden Homes donation will fund an art glass piece on a window inside the Evergreen building, a historic school building being renovated to serve as city hall.

“Our plan is to put some kind of art glass over the face of the window so there would be a piece of art inside the building,” Hill said.

The public art committee has also targeted other areas at the new city hall. With existing funds, the committee hired local artist Kim Chavez to create a bronze sculpture depicting the three mascots at the historic school. The sculpture of a panther, eagle and wolf is expected to be done by early next year, when the new city hall is slated to open.

For the art glass piece inside the historic building, Hill said, a request for proposals will go out within the next week. The committee plans to work with the Oregon Arts Commission to attract artists from around the state who may be interested in the project.

Jason Neff, Redmond’s deputy director of central services, who is managing the city hall renovation project, said the glass artwork will be an interesting component to the renovated building.

“We thought it would be neat to look at an art project there,” Neff said. “It’s an interior window where there is some opportunity.”

The more than $13,000 from the fundraiser and donation is a huge boost to the art committee that operates on $15,000 allocated in the city budget each year.

“We don’t really get many large donations at all,” Hill said. “The fundraiser started out as a public awareness of art.”

With 10 new pieces added to the outdoor Art Around the Clock Program in July and the recent donations, Hill said, the public art committee continues to grow.

“It’s great for the economic development for the community,” she said. “We are really proud of our program.”

Geoff Harris, regional director at Hayden Homes, said the local private homebuilder enjoys positively impacting groups such as the public art committee. The company often donates to local programs.

“We love to have the chance to participate and help the community however we can,” Harris said.

Hayden Homes Announces Leadership Change


Hayden Homes, a Redmond-based home builder, has announced three executive leadership changes in a strategic effort to prepare the company for unprecedented growth.

Company namesake and former CEO Hayden Watson has been promoted to Chairman of the Board.

“A University of the Pacific-Stockton and Harvard Business School President Management Program alumnus, Watson ascended to his position as CEO in 1999 when his father – and company founder – Robert Watson retired,” the news release states.

The 15-year company president and fellow Harvard Business School President Management Program alumnus Dennis Murphy will assume the role as CEO, overseeing all organizational development for the Hayden Homes brands, as well as Land Development and Acquisition for the homebuilder.

Hayden Homes Managing Director Steve Klingman has been named president after a distinguished 15-year career.

“During his tenure, which also included completion of the Harvard Business School General Managers Program, Klingman has overseen the supply chain, estimating, architectural design, construction, customer service, IT, and sales functions of the business,” according to the news release.

Hayden Homes was established in 1989. The brand family is comprised of three entities: Hayden Homes, a value-driven residential home builder, Simplicity Homes, an on-your-land homebuilder and WiseSize Homes, a kit home provider. With the support of these companies, Hayden Homes is poised to triple their business in the next several years, the release states.

Copper Basin sells residential homesites to Hayden Homes


Acquisition Secures Hayden Homes as Largest Private Homebuilder in Pacific NW; Copper Basin continues to operate its land development and multi-family business


Redmond, OR & Hayden, ID— Copper Basin Construction and Hayden Homes LLC announced today that they have closed on a purchase agreement for Hayden Homes to acquire approximately 1,200 residential lots in the inland northwest including Spokane, North Idaho, and Pullman. Hayden Homes will acquire the lots in a phased approach over the next several years; Copper Basin will be phasing out of the residential home-building business as a result of this acquisition.


Copper Basin owners Greg Gervais and Steve White, along with their employees, will continue to operate the Copper Basin land development division and multi-family business out of their office in Hayden, Idaho.


“We enjoyed working in the residential home-building side of the business for many years, but now we are excited to support Hayden Homes by offering consumers a wide array of desirable residential lots and quality homes,” said Steve White, Chief Executive Officer of Copper Basin Construction. “We share many of the same core values, and Hayden Homes has consistently demonstrated a commitment to deliver customers both high-quality homes and a great home-buying experience.”


According to Dennis Murphy, Chief Executive Officer of Hayden Homes, “The addition of Copper Basin’s residential homebuilding business allows us to continue to deliver on our mission of providing the highest quality home at an un-paralleled value. The addition of Copper Basin’s lots solidifies our ongoing commitment to the Inland Northwest region for years to come.”


Hayden Homes has built in the Spokane area since 1994, and will begin expanding this reach to customers throughout North Idaho in the Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls and Rathdrum communities immediately.


About Hayden Homes

In the 25 years since it was established in Redmond, Oregon in 1989, Hayden Homes has built 10,000 homes in over 300 communities, across more than 50 cities, spanning four states.

Hallmarked by a commitment to delivering wealth for the customers and communities in which they build, the trusted Northwest company donates a portion of every home sold back to the local community through their not-for-profit First Story. This organization has delivered more than $5 Million in support through their Community Giving and Grant Home programs.


The Hayden Homes family of brands is comprised of three entities: Hayden Homes, a value-driven residential home builder, Simplicity Homes, an on-your-land homebuilder, and WiseSize Homes, a kit home provider. With the support of these companies, Hayden Homes is poised to triple their business by 2020.


About Copper Basin Construction

Copper Basin has operated in the North Idaho and Eastern Washington region for more than 21 years, delivering thousands of homes during that time period and establishing itself as a reputable, honest builder and community supporter. Owners Steve White and Greg Gervais founded the company in 1994 and have grown Copper Basin to become one of the largest homebuilders in the inland northwest.



Hayden Homes of Redmond Sponsors Employee Skin Cancer Screening

By CBN  on October 18, 2016   E-Headlines

In today’s healthcare environment, we don’t often hear about companies offering more benefits at less cost. But for employees of Redmond-based Hayden Homes, the cost of a skin cancer screening co-pay was one less health care expense they needed to absorb this year.

On September 28, Central Oregon employees of Hayden Homes received free skin cancer screenings along with paid leave during their workday to undergo the screening, which took place at Bend Dermatology. The event was so well-attended that Hayden Homes is partnering with Bend Dermatology to schedule a second employee screening.

“Given that 40 percent of our employees work outdoors year-round, it was an easy decision to offer skin cancer screenings as a critical first step toward early detection,” said Dennis Murphy, CEO of Hayden Homes. “We recognize that happy and healthy employees contribute to our long-term success.”

Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook Counties all have significantly higher incidence rates of melanoma than the national average. What’s more, a recent study published in the clinical journal CUTIS revealed that employee skin cancer screening programs are an important and effective method for examining high numbers of people quickly and efficiently.

“The great news is that of the 40 plus Hayden Homes employees who were screened on September 28, not one received a skin cancer diagnosis,” Murphy added. “However, we feel strongly that annual screenings ensure our employees have the information they need to protect themselves and detect cancer early when it’s more treatable.”

Hayden Homes, the largest privately held homebuilder in the Northwest, has been building 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.  In 2015, Hayden Homes contributed more than $2 million to charitable donations with the flagship of their giving through the 501C3 Non-Profit, First Story.  The Hayden Homes brand family of companies – Simplicity by Hayden Homes, Wise Size Homes and Hayden Homes – have built in over 300 communities and in 65 cities and towns throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

Hayden Homes, First Story Donate $150,000 to Northwest Communities

Money gifted to local organizations through Community Giving Grant Program
Hayden Homes and its affiliated not-for-profit First Story will present checks around the region this week, capping $155,500 in giving for the year from First Story’s Community Giving Grant Program.

The Community Giving Grant Program is comprised of funds acquired through the Hayden Homes “charitable fee,” which collects 1/8 of 1% for every home sold and grants that money back to communty in which that home is located. Now in its 15th year of giving, grants for 2013 will reach 20 deserving organizations in 12 counties across three Northwest states.

These grants cap a banner year for the established Central Oregon company, which is poised to grow exponentially in the next half decade. With this expansion and the support of affiliated brands—including Cornerstone Lending Group, Simplicity Homes, an on-your-land homebuilder, WiseSize Homes, a kit home provider—Hayden Homes has secured its place as an industry leader for affordable housing in the Northwest.

About Hayden Homes:
Since 1989, Hayden Homes has been building award-winning homes in Northwest communities from its headquarters in Redmond, Oregon. Driven to provide the highest quality home for the lowest possible cost and thereby building wealth for all involved, Hayden Homes proudly delivers excellence in home building each and every day.

About First Story:
Since 1998, First Story, a public nonprofit, has been providing home ownership opportunities in Hayden Homes communities to deserving lower-income families. Homes are sold through a 30-year, no interest, no down payment loan. First Story has served over 10,000 families though home construction, homeownership opportunities and community giving. For more information visit: www.FirstStory.org

Color Your World

Hayden Homes have just become lighter, brighter, and more inviting thanks to an explosion of exciting new shades, textures and accents now available to our buyers.

Color breaths life. It relaxes the mind and spirit. Color adds warmth. And when you add the natural tones of a hardwood floor and cabinetry, and rounded corners to your rooms, you create a positive peaceful atmosphere within the home.

It is the details that make a room special and ultimately your own. The right combination of fixtures, flooring and color can turn a bathroom into a relaxing retreat. Granite counter tops, stone mosaic backsplash and Natural Wood Cabinets with Crown Molding turn a kitchen into a welcoming gathering place. And rich inviting carpet, two-tone colors and trim, and the warmth of a stone fireplace are at the heart and soul of your home.

Quality and affordability is no longer defined by lack of choice or style. Elegant sophisticated features, and colorful options abound. Perhaps we have made


your job a little harder, because with this many choices, the possibilities are endless. We want you to experience all the new flavors of color now available in your Hayden Home. We think it’s a taste sensation you won’t want to miss, and in the end you will create the comfort and unique style that makes your new Hayden Home your very own.

The choices are yours,
at Hayden Homes.