DeBary, Fla. – Groundbreaking ceremony was held recently for retired USAF Staff Sergeant Matthew Cable and his family. Jacksonville-based Dream Finders Homes teamed up with developer Reader Communities and its joint venture partner Dallas-based Hillwood Communities to build a mortgage-free home for USAF Veteran Matthew Cable and his family.
The team has partnered with Building Homes for Heroes (BHFH), a national non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2006 with the mission of helping disabled veterans who fought to defend our freedom in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001. In late 2022 BHFH celebrated building 300 Homes for Heroes.
Staff Sergeant Cable, his wife Ensley and son Cade were in attendance along with Mayor of DeBary Karen Chasez. “Having this house is going to be incredible for me knowing my family will always be taken care of,” said Cable.
Dream Finders Homes – a preferred builder at Rivington – was selected by Reader and Hillwood to build the veteran’s home. Construction is now underway on the homebuilder’s Anna Maria, a one-story, 2,853 square foot plan, with four bedrooms and three bathrooms valued at approximately $474,389, according to Dream Finders Homes Orlando Division President Gerry Boeneman.
“Several of our trade partners and subcontractors are joining us in donating hours and materials,” Boeneman said. “We are committed, and are extremely grateful for their commitment to help support those who sacrificed for our country.”
Reader and Hillwood donated the 50-foot homesite in Rivington a traditional, walkable, transit- oriented community, located off of Fort Florida Road along the St. Johns River, 10 minutes north of the Lake Mary and Sanford entertainment and employment centers.
USAF Staff Sergeant Matthew Cable served for 10 years before being medically discharged in June 2022. Since developing leukemia from exposure to chemicals in the Middle East, Cable has been in his second remission for 3-1/2 years. He and his wife Ensley and son Cade currently reside in DeBary and will move into their new home early this fall.
“We are delighted to provide a home site for USAF Staff Sergeant Cable and continuing on Hillwood’s passion for providing homes for veterans through Building Homes for Heroes,” said Kimberly Locher, partner at Reader Communities. “Our hope is that the public will join us and show their appreciation for his service by donating to the cause.”
For more information and to donate to this Building Homes for Heroes project please visit: https://help.buildinghomesforheroes.org/campaign/help-us-build-a-home-for-usaf-ssgt-matthew-cable/c471272
About Dream Finders Homes
Dream Finders Homes, founded by Patrick Zalupski in 2008, is routinely honored as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies. Based in Jacksonville, FL, the company has homebuilding operations in Orlando, FL, Savannah, GA, Bluffton, SC, Fayetteville, NC, Austin, TX, Denver, CO and the Washington, DC Metro area. Dream Finders closed over 6,878 homes in 2022 and is currently the 18th largest homebuilder in the nation according to 2022 Professional Builder magazine.
Building Homes for Heroes
Building Homes for Heroes builds and gifts mortgage-free homes, and completes home modifications, for veterans and their families, and provides further services along their road to recovery to help them live a promising and fulfilling life ahead. The organization said 95.19% of every dollar donated in 2021 went directly to its mission, the 10th straight year reaching a program rating of at least 93%. It also received a perfect 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for six straight years, including a 100% in transparency and accountability. Learn more at www.buildinghomesforheroes.org