Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian Awards Honor Utah Builder and Texas Firm

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This year’s winners have collectively given away more than $42 million and contributed countless volunteer hours to local and international causes.

A Utah builder and a Texas-based home building firm have been chosen as the winners of the 14th Annual Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian Award, which honor outstanding examples of philanthropic work by home builders.

The individual winner is Bryson Garbett, president and CEO of Garbett Homes in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the company winner is Betenbough Homes, a builder based in Lubbock, Texas.

“We are so privileged to be able to honor the tremendous charitable works of Betenbough Homes and Bryson Garbett, who have shared their good fortune with so many,” said Daniel Morrison, Editorial Director for BUILDER magazine. “As a company, Betenbough Homes has chosen to thoughtfully give away more than $30 million since 1992 to help people and groups as close as its headquarters of Lubbock, Texas, and as distant as Eastern Europe and Africa. Bryson Garbett, who has donated more than $12 million to charity in his lifetime, has also helped people in his home state of Utah, but his most significant work has been in Mexico, where thousands of poor children are now able to attend school, thanks to Garbett’s construction techniques and financial support.”

The Hearthstone BUILDER Award Foundation will honor these winners and support their philanthropic efforts by making cash contributions of $150,000 to charities designated by Garbett and Betenbough. Those benefitting organizations include:

  • Family Coaching of Lubbock, Texas
  • Children’s Home of Lubbock, Texas
  • Foundation Escalera of Salt Lake City, Utah

Since 2000, the Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian Awards have celebrated the personal commitment of professionals across the housing industry to improve their communities through sustained contributions of time, resources, and financial support. Award winners are selected from an open call for nominations and reviewed by a panel of industry leaders. The 2013 recipients were honored at an awards breakfast at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. They are also profiled in the January 2013 issue of BUILDER magazine.

About the Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian Award
The Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian Awards were founded in 2000 by BUILDER magazine and preeminent institutional residential real estate investment firm Hearthstone which has made $12.7 billion of acquisition, development, and construction financings over the past 20 years, to recognize and support the philanthropic work of those in the housing industry.

Since its founding, the Hearthstone BUILDER Foundation has contributed more than $4.7 million to various charities in the names of Hearthstone BUILDER Award honorees, making it the largest charitable award program in the home building industry. Receiving recognition from this program is among the industry’s most coveted honors. For more information about the program, visit http://www.BUILDERONLINE.com.

About Hearthstone
Hearthstone is the largest provider of equity capital to the homebuilding industry throughout the United States. Since its inception in 1992, Hearthstone has provided over $12.7 billion of financing to private and public home builders for the construction of 120,000 homes and lots.

Published by Hanley Wood, BUILDER is the leading brand in residential construction and serves as the magazine of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). For more than three decades, BUILDER has provided essential news, information and resources about products, technologies, trends, regulatory requirements and best practices to help home building professionals navigate challenges for success. With an integrated media platform encompassing print, online and in-person, BUILDER is a trusted source for top builders, architects and other industry professionals across the country.

About Hanley Wood
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