By focusing on the people first mentality, we work diligently to forge relationships that foster growth within our communities. Each city we build in throughout the Northwest has a unique personality and the individuals that have chosen to raise their kids and make that community their home have specific ideals about how to make their individual community thrive. Hayden Homes embraces this unique approach, that’s why we work with local suppliers and trade partners whenever possible. By keeping our money local to each city, those businesses will then be able to hire, spend and reinvest in the community themselves, creating a cycle of virtuous investment.
In return, our partners and suppliers work with us to contribute their time, materials and expertise to First Story, helping us build homes for deserving families in your community. Since First Story’s inception our partners have donated nearly $2.5 million in time and materials to help build First Story homes.
In addition, as a homebuilder we pay hundreds of thousands of dollars each year for permits and city fees, totaling $221 million to date. These fees are then reinvested by local governments to build new parks, make crucial infrastructure improvements and help pay for critical services like police, fire stations and first respondent needs.