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Rhiana Hendriks is Awarded the NHBA Scholarship
Rhiana Hendriks, daughter of Ron & Yvonne Hendriks of Homes by Hendriks, has recently been awarded the Niagara Home Builder's Association (NHBA) 2012 Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to sons, daughters, or legal wards of owners, partners and employees of Niagara Home Builder's Association members. The scholarship is used to help students pay for tuition, school books and school materials for their upcoming term starting this September.
Rhiana is a hard working student who has recently graduated from Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School in Grimsby and was on the Principal's Honour Role. She has a passion for dance and was part of the Expressions Dance Company competitive dance team where her and her fellow dancers have won many awards. This past summer she worked as a lifegaurd at NET Campground to help pay for her school and has helped with various tasks in the Homes by Hendriks office. We are so proud of her accomplishments to date and we are looking forward to what the future holds for her. We know that she will succeed in the industry as she travels to Ryerson University this coming Fall to study interior design.
We would like to thank the Niagara Home Builder's Association for their generosity. The scholarship program is a great new addition to their community outreach and helps stress the importance for post secondary graduates to enter the construction industry.
Humanitarian Build Family Update!
It has been just over six months since Ron, Yvonne, and Rhiana Hendriks of Homes by Hendriks along with over 180 other volunteers through the Ontario Homebuilders' Association completed the Humanitarian Build in the Dominican Republic. If you didn't read our previous blogs about it, the Humanitarian Build's main goal was to build six houses for needy families living in a very poor area (called Aguas Negras) around the Puerto Plata area, it was a huge success!
We recently received an email updating us on the family we built the house for and wanted to share it with you. It was really neat to hear how this week long charity build totally changed the course of six families' lives...
"Masamina (grandmother), Fabio Huma & Jose Lynn and children: Christopher, Miguel, Angel Luis. According to Fabio, everything has changed for his family because of what they experienced during our time with them. Until 'Team Marz' came along, Fabio only dreamed of being able to give his family a new home. Now he feels that they truly have a new found happiness and hope because of their new home. The old house had endless problems and Fabio spent a lot of time and money trying to fix them. Now that he has peace of mind on the state of his family's home, he is free to do other things. Fabio is grateful for all the things the team gave his family, and he vowed to us that he will take good care of them. He remembers speaking Spanish with one of the team members and hopes they have not forgotten him. His family had a lot of fun and laughed a lot with the team. He said that Canadians have good hearts because of their willingness to help. In his own words, he expressed how it is incredible for him to see how God has taken care of his family. Fabio designs and installs metal canopies to houses. It helps to keep the rain out of the house and he has even put a small one on his new house. He hopes to one day make more and sell them in a shop. He wants his children to complete school and become professionals."
Homes by Hendriks is now on Twitter!
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Homes by Hendriks Wins 2 NHBA Awards of Excellence!
Well, Homes by Hendriks ended up walking away with two awards from last week's Niagara Homebuilders' Association Awards of Excellence! The two award categories were Most Outstanding Renovation between $100,000 and $249,000 as well as Most Outstanding Bathroom in new custom home construction. You can view these awards as well as past awards and recognition we received here. Also, please visit our photo gallery to view our award winning projects! We are so grateful that we get the opportunity from our clients to build their dream homes and the association for their acknowledgement on our efforts!
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Goodbye 2011…Hello 2012!
Happy New Year Everyone! What a year it has been for Homes by Hendriks looking back on 2011. Everything from a new website, two community builds, several awards and prestigious acknowledgements, Rudi's 20th year working at Homes by Hendriks, and celebrating 50 years in business! It's hard to think that we can top all of that but 2012 is shaping up to be a great year as well.
We are looking forward to a busy spring, especially with all of this mild weather we have been experiencing lately, it has made working outside quite pleasant! Looking ahead to 2012, we have completed the LEEP/TAP consultations and are now moving forward with the initiatives we have established through the program. It has been a very informative and educational project that we, along with three other local builders, have greatly benfited from. Click here to learn more about the LEEP/TAP program.
The Wells of Hope - Build for Hope is nearing completion and will be put on the market for sale soon. Click here if you are interested in the house or wish to learn more about the build project.
Lastly, we have added photos of our two most recently completed projects. Click here to view these featured project photos.
Wells of Hope - Build for Hope