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