Mattamy, formerly Royal Oaks, proudly carries on the tradition by completing the construction on home for American Hero and Purple Heart recipient
RALEIGH, NC, Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Combat wounded veteran, US Marine Corps Corporal (Cpl.) Nate Rogers and his family have a new place to call home thanks to Operation: Coming Home. By joining forces, the Operation: Coming Home team and Mattamy Homes, made Cpl. Rogers and his family proud homeowners when they presented them keys to their new home on November 9, 2018.
This year marks the 10th anniversary and 18th Hero Home for Operation: Coming Home, and Cpl. Rogers' home will be the ninth home donated to wounded veterans by Mattamy Homes, formerly Royal Oaks. The mission of Operation Coming Home is to improve and enhance the lives of military service members by giving them the opportunity to own a home. "Hero Homes" are built for severely injured combat veterans who have recently returned home from active duty in the Middle East.
"Mattamy Homes is honored to build an exceptional home for such an extremely deserving American hero and his family," said Rich Van Tassel, Raleigh division president for Mattamy Homes. "By carrying on the tradition set forth by Royal Oaks and committing our time and resources, it is our hope that this home will provide a place for the Rogers family to make cherished memories for many years to come."
Cpl. Rogers served in the US Marine Corps for four years, most of which was spent in the communications division as a radio operator with his twin brother Matt Rogers. During his second tour in Fallujah with Combat Logistics Battalion 8, Cpl. Rogers sustained traumatic brain injury, hearing loss, a back injury, and shrapnel wounds when his vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device.
Joining Rich Van Tassel to present the keys to Cpl. Rogers was North Carolina Governor, Roy Cooper, Fuquay-Varina Mayor John Byrne, Wake County Commissioner Sig Hutchinson, 2018 HBA Vice President Gaye Burwell Orr and Executive Director, U.S. Veterans Corps Andrew Ladner.
The project is a result of Operation: Coming Home, a joint volunteer project led by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County (HBA), the United States Veterans Corps (USVC) and companies such as Mattamy Homes that build and donate homes for disabled combat veterans.
About Mattamy Homes Mattamy Homes is the largest privately owned homebuilder in North America, with a 40-year history of operations across the United States and Canada. Every year, Mattamy helps 7,000 families realize their dream of home ownership. In the United States, the company is represented in 10 markets –Charlotte, Raleigh, Phoenix, Tucson, Jacksonville, Orlando (where its US head office is located), Tampa, Sarasota, Naples and Southeast Florida – and in Canada, those communities stretch across the Greater Toronto Area, as well as in Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton. For more information, visit www.mattamyhomes.com.
About Operation: Coming Home Operation: Coming Home is a joint volunteer project by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County (HBA), and various area nonprofits and businesses. The project builds and donates homes for disabled combat veterans who have served in the Middle East, after a selection committee interviews candidates to determine the best fit. Royal Oaks Homes has worked with Operation: Coming Home for nine years and donated nine homes. Mattamy Homes, the new parent company of Royal Oaks, will continue the longstanding partnership helping to build homes for wounded veterans. For more information, visit www.operationcominghome.com.
About the HBA The Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County (HBA) is the voice of the home building industry throughout Wake County, and provides members opportunities for business development, education, professional growth, networking and community involvement. The membership, comprised of builders, remodelers, developers, and sales & marketing professionals, is affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders, which represents over 160,000-member companies nationwide. Currently the HBA is the second largest home builders association in the country. The members of the HBA are building excellence together for the neighborhoods and communities of tomorrow. For more information, visit www.hbawake.com.