The spirit of generosity has been rooted at Hayden Homes since our inception. For Hayden’s Mother, Virginia, was a strong woman that inspired others through her generosity to be at your best, each and every day. Virginia saw each person as an individual, and believed that every person was worthy of love. She believed that we should live in a world where we GIVE more than we get.

Lessons in generosity and compassion came early in Hayden’s life. For Hayden’s Mother, Virginia, grew up during the Great Depression, and she shared many stories of how “out of work” men would stop by their house and ask her mother, “Do you have any work, Ma’am?” and Hayden’s grandmother never turned them away, instead she’d give them an job; stacking firewood, cleaning the yard or fixing a broken pipe and their payment was a homemade sandwich, a smile and genuine care.

That generosity was shared from one generation to the next…Hayden’s grandmother taught her daughter, Virginia, who in turn taught her son, Hayden, who has shared this spirit of generosity to the team members and partners of Hayden Homes…Creating generations and generations of givers.


Hayden Homes giving spirit encourages our team members to be the next generation of givers. Through genuine compassion and leading by example, our actions will influence others to make this world a better place to live.  When you see others do it, you realize you can do it too.

At Hayden Homes we invest in the communities in which we build. From supporting local economies to supporting our employees’ charitable efforts to partnering with nonprofits, it’s our goal to build quality homes and stronger communities in equal measure. Learn more about our efforts by exploring each of the avenues in which give; Team Member Giving, First Story, and Local Partners.


Hayden Watson was recognized as the 2019 Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian at a recent awards ceremony. The Hearthstone Humanitarian award recognizes home builders who demonstrate a lifetime commitment to public service. In the words of the Hearthstone awards committee:

“The housing crisis in this country is getting worse, and it cannot be solved by the public, private, or government sectors alone. Hayden recognizes a problem of this scale requires innovative, multisector solutions designed to increase affordable housing and create economic opportunity for those who need it most. Hayden calls it the ‘Give As You Go’ philosophy and through it he is showing the tremendous impact the private sector can have. It is our hope that, in honoring him with this award, Hearthstone will launch a new movement of giving in the home building industry as others see that they too can and should give more than they get.”

CLICK HERE to read the full article from Builder Magazine. You can also watch the video that was showed at the awards ceremony.