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HBA Announces New Benefit Home Project in Santa Rita Ranch with Scott Felder Homes

April 28, 2021

The Home Builders Association of Greater Austin (HBA) is proud to announce the groundbreaking of a second Benefit Home for 2021. The construction of the home is being donated by Scott Felder Homes on a tract of land provided by Santa Rita Ranch. The groundbreaking took place on April 28 at 10 am at 101 Inspiration Drive. The home should complete sometime in 4Q2021.

“We are so grateful for the support members like Scott Felder Homes and Santa Rita Ranch have continuously shown for the Benefit Home Program,” said Taylor Jackson, CEO of the HBA. “Over the years, this generosity has amounted to the donation of over $1 million to local charities in and around the Austin metroplex.”

The 2,436 square-foot, single story home is based on Scott Felder Homes Rockwood floorplan and features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, study, two dining areas, and family room with fireplace, opening to the well-appointed kitchen. The elegant master suite features a large walk-in closet. An added benefit is the home’s three-car garage.

“Thank you to the entire Santa Rita Ranch team for donating the home site for this benefit home,” said Steve Krasoff, CEO of Scott Felder Homes.  “Your community support is very much appreciated.” 

“A big part of our beliefs at Scott Felder Homes is giving back to the community as well.  Throughout the years we have completed many philanthropy projects including HBA Benefit Homes, Tiny Homes at Community First, and many other community outreach projects.  This project in particular warms my heart as 2/3 of the proceeds will be donated to HomeAid Austin.  I am sure HomeAid Austin will put this money to work helping those within their mission with housing needs”, said Krasoff.

The HBA’s Benefit Home Program is the annual construction of a home built mostly – if not entirely – through donations of construction management, materials, supplies, labor and monies of HBA members. The majority of net proceeds from the sale of the home on the open market benefit local charities including the HBA’s charity of choice, HomeAid Austin. 

About the HBA

Founded in 1953, the HBA serves the homebuilding industry by working with government, public, business and community organizations in seven counties — Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Travis and Williamson. Their mission is to advance the practice and professionalism of the home building industry in our community.

About HomeAid Austin

HomeAid Austin's mission is: "Building new lives for Austin's individuals and families experiencing homelessness through housing and community outreach." Their mission gives them broad latitude to engage in building projects across the entire continuum of care, from emergency shelters and transitional housing to permanent/supportive housing. Every HomeAid project offers support services such as education and job skills training, physical and emotional support that help residents move toward self-sufficiency.

About Scott Felder Homes

Scott Felder Homes is honored to be recognized as a sixteen time “Volume Builder of the Year” in Austin, San Antonio and Texas. They have earned a reputation for integrity, diversity and attention to detail, which have long been their cornerstones for success. Their reliability and leadership in the production of quality housing are recognized and respected by clients, Realtors and building professionals throughout Texas. Over the past 30 years, Scott Felder Homes has risen through the ranks to become one of the largest producers of quality, move-up homes in Central Texas. Innovative designs, custom features, desirable locations, high quality construction and energy efficiency earmark the standards for which Scott Felder Homes is best known.

About Santa Rita Ranch

Santa Rita Ranch is a 3,100-acre historical ranch redesigned as a master-planned community with award winning amenities, A-rated schools, a full social calendar, miles of hike and bike trails, breathtaking views, and wide open spaces all nestled in the Texas Hill County and centered around a set of values known as the Ranch Code.   Over 2,000 families have made the choice to put down roots in Santa Rita Ranch so far with more moving in every day.  Santa Rita Ranch now ranks among the top 25 master-planned communities in the nation in terms of new home sales, #4 in the state, and #1 in the Austin area.  With 12 prestigious home builders offering a wide range of diversity in product offerings ranging from the $200’s - $1 mil, Santa Rita Ranch has something for everyone and every stage of life.

Their estimated completion date was exactly right - within days (ours took about six months from when they broke ground.) Communication between SF Homes and us left nothing to be desired. Everything was thoroughly explained and they really handle it all, down to the smallest details.

Michael D.