Pardee Homes Leads Renovation of Living Grace Home in Henderson
Pardee Homes served as the Build Captain through HomeAid Southern Nevada for the renovation of Living Grace Home in Henderson. Pictured at Living Grace Home are, from left: Justin Zaricki and Curt Friedman, Pardee Homes; Stephanie Gazar, Living Grace Home; Freddy Gonzales and Carlos Zuluaga, Pardee Homes; Liz Sedeno, HomeAid Southern Nevada; and Nat Hodgson, Southern Nevada Home Builders Association.
This past spring, Pardee Homes helped make a long-overdue update a reality for Living Grace Home, a haven for homeless, expecting young women and new mothers in Henderson. As Build Captain through HomeAid Southern Nevada, Pardee Homes led the two-month, $87,000 renovation of the foundation’s home, including an extensive remodel of the first floor and kitchen with new appliances, cabinets, granite countertops, flooring and fresh paint, and a customized spa shower in the master bathroom.
Henderson Mayor Debra March brought the project to HomeAid’s attention, who then turned to Pardee Homes to lead the renovation.
“The overall mission of HomeAid is to build dignified housing to allow homeless families and individuals to rebuild their lives,” said Liz Sedeno, HomeAid’s program manager. “This is only made possible by great partners in the building industry, including Pardee Homes.”
HomeAid Southern Nevada began in 2004 through the efforts of Pardee Homes Las Vegas Division President Klif Andrews, former Las Vegas Division President for Beazer Homes, Bill June, and other industry leaders. Andrews was elected president of the local chapter the following year, and the organization accepted its first project for the Women’s Development Center in 2006.
Over the past 13 years, Pardee Homes has been the Build Captain for several HomeAid Southern Nevada projects, including the $1 million renovation of St. Jude’s Ranch for Children in Boulder City; the renovation of transitional housing in downtown and central Las Vegas; the remodel and expansion of the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth’s William Fry Drop-In Center, the renovation of the Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada’s Night Shelter for Men, and the renovation of space inside the Cambridge Community Center for the Family to Family Connection program.
Over the years, Pardee Homes has also supported HomeAid’s Project Playhouse® and Project Playhouse Pet Edition: Barkitecture fundraising events, which benefit HomeAid through the donation of over-the-top play and pet houses.
Pardee Homes Vice President of Construction Operations Carlos Zuluaga is also currently vice president of HomeAid’s executive committee, and knows firsthand the impact of their work.
“Our projects bring hope to so many, and allow us to give back to the community in a meaningful way,” said Zuluaga. “We see the impact our work has on each nonprofit organization, and we see the immense pride among our team members, vendors and subcontractors who jump in to help, often donating labor and materials.”
In total, 25 of Pardee Homes’ subcontractors and suppliers assisted in the Living Grace Home project, with their combined generous contributions of materials and labor making up 71 percent of the total value of the renovations. A full list of the contributing companies can be found here.
HomeAid Southern Nevada’s mission is to build new lives for Southern Nevada’s homeless through housing and shelter projects, community outreach, education and awareness. It connects the homebuilding industry and trades to nonprofit organizations that serve the homeless, and manages building and renovation projects. For more information, or to volunteer, visit www.homeaidsn.org.
Pardee Homes is currently developing 14 new home neighborhoods in Southern Nevada: Axis, Corterra, Linea, Pivot and Strada in Henderson; Terra Luna and Nova Ridge in Summerlin; Larimar and Blackstone in The Villages at Tule Springs; Indigo in North Las Vegas; Cirrus and Evolve in Southwest Las Vegas; and Onyx and Cobalt in the master-planned community of Skye Canyon in Northwest Las Vegas.
For more information, visit www.pardeehomes.com, or contact a New Homes Specialist at (702) 623-3627 to schedule a tour. The New Home Gallery hours at Pardee Homes’ Las Vegas Valley neighborhoods are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays.