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Published
Nov 29, 2022

Built in Painted Prairie, the 2022 Inspiration House contributes $323,000 to Home Builders Foundation

DENVER, Colo. (Nov. 10, 2022) – Earlier this year, KB Home volunteered to be the partnering home builder for the 2022 Inspiration House. KB Home selected a new home build in Aurora’s Painted Prairie development and reached out to their trade partners to explain the purpose of the Inspiration House, which is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Home Builders Foundation(HBF).  The Developers of Painted Prairie immediately donated the full cost of the beautiful corner lot on which the home was built. Over the next few months, an additional 32 partners signed on to donate or discount the cost of labor and/or materials for the 2022 Inspiration House.  On October 19th, project participants came together for a recognition ceremony followed by a ribbon cutting at the new home and the formal check presentation. Thanks to the collaboration between KB Home and their trade partners, a check for $323,181 was presented to HBF.    

Beth Forbes, Executive Director of HBF and Randy Carpenter, President of KB Home Colorado thank Cheryl Schuette of Painted Prairie for the development’s donation of land for the 2022 Inspiration House.

The Developers of Painted Prairie immediately donated the full cost of the beautiful corner lot on which the home was built. Over the next few months, an additional 32 partners signed on to donate or discount the cost of labor and/or materials for the 2022 Inspiration House.

This is the eighth Inspiration House to be completed since the program’s initiation in 2003. The program was put on hold during the housing recession and resurrected in 2019. The 2022 Inspiration House had the largest number of participating trades, the shortest build time and provided the largest check to HBF since the resurrection. 

Randy Carpenter, President of KB Home’s Colorado division, attributes the success of this year’s Inspiration House to the company’s Built on Relationships philosophy and the generosity of the building industry. KB Home reached out to its trade partners to discuss various ways the companies could support Inspiration House. “The individuals within the Colorado homebuilding community are among the most generous people in the state. I am extremely proud of our team, the relationships we have built and everyone who played a role in this year’s Inspiration House,” Carpenter said.

Beth Forbes, Executive Director, Home Builders Foundation and Randy Carpenter, President of KB Home’s Colorado Division, cut the ribbon on the 2022 Inspiration House.

Beth Forbes, HBF’s Executive Director, was awed by the tremendous check presented during the ceremony. Forbes shared, “The impact of these funds is huge. The demand for home modifications – which we provide to clients free of charge – continues to increase. And this very generous donation will allow us to complete even more projects to elevate lives.” Carpenter added, “The work HBF does empowers those with unique situations. We hope our efforts improve the lives of their clients and enable them to remain in their home no matter the circumstances.”

Teresa N., an HBF client who has a brittle bone disorder and purchased her first home this year, attended the celebration. HBF modified the front and back decks at Teresa’s home and also widened doorways so that she is now able to utilize both her interior and exterior spaces. She expressed her appreciation to HBF and the crew who worked on the modifications, saying, “It means everything. It just brings me great joy.”

The 33 trade partners who joined KB Home and donated time and services to complete the 2022 Inspiration House include:

All Pro ElectricElite Painting CompanyJ.M. Huber Corporation
Ankmar® Garage Doors DH PaceEmser TileKohler
Arrowhead Floors and InteriorsFortress FramingMoen
Bighorn Rain GutterFront Range StoneParamount AV
BMCFront Range Window and DoorRio Grande Co.
Builders FirstSourceFusion Sign and DesignSafety Rails of Colorado
The Colorado Floor CompanyGalleria LightingSCD Corp
Denver Concrete CompanyHallmark Building Supplies, Inc.Shaw Floors
Dal TileIllusions PaintingUFP Industries, Inc
DEMA PlumbingImages FlooringUSI RG Insulation
The Developers of Painted PrairieInterior Logic GroupWhirlpool
Due to the generous donations by several industry trade partners, the 2022 Inspiration House donated over $323,000 to the Home Builders Foundation to fund projects throughout the community.

About Home Builders Foundation

For nearly 30 years, Home Builders Foundation has enabled individuals with disabilities and their families to live more independent, elevated lives. Skilled volunteers and collaborative partners come together to create home modifications that empower greater access, reinforce safety and equip clients with the ability to tackle everyday tasks. HBF has completed home modifications including ramps, room alterations, bathrooms, and much more for 2,000 individuals and their families and the number of requests continues to grow. HBF expects to complete 240 projects for 120 individuals in 2022 – with an estimated community impact value of $1.2 million. To learn more about HBF, visit www.hbfdenver.org

About KB Home

KB Home is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilders in the United States and has built over 655,000 quality homes in our more than 65-year history. Today, KB Home operates in 47 markets from coast to coast. What sets KB Home apart is the exceptional personalization we offer our homebuyers — from those buying their first home to experienced buyers — allowing them to make their home uniquely their own, at a price that fits their budget. As the leader in energy-efficient homebuilding, KB Home was the first builder to make every home it builds ENERGY STAR® certified, a standard of energy performance achieved by fewer than 10% of new homes in America, and has built more ENERGY STAR certified homes than any other builder. An energy-efficient KB home helps lower the cost of ownership and is designed to be healthier, more comfortable and better for the environment than new homes without certification. We build strong, personal relationships with our customers so they have a real partner in the homebuying process. As a result, we have the distinction of being the #1 customer-ranked national homebuilder in third-party buyer satisfaction surveys. Learn more about how we build homes built on relationships by visiting kbhome.com.

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