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Habitat for Humanity Grubb Properties Dedication Day

Grubb Properties Dedicates Sixth Habitat for Humanity Home

“I am so excited that my family and I have been chosen to be in the Habitat program. I know this is a blessing that we will not take lightly.”

Saquoya Brown, Habitat for Humanity Homeowner

April 4, 2024

On March 15, Grubb Properties and Habitat for Humanity celebrated the completion of the Grubb Giving Project’s Habitat house in Lexington, NC, and turned over the home to Saquoya Brown and her four children.

Habitat for Humanity Home
Habitat for Humanity Homeowner, Saquoya Brown and family

Ms. Brown broke down in tears as she accepted the keys, finally able to give her children the security and comfort she had long wished and worked for. In her application for the Habitat program, she described the family’s struggles with a lack of maintenance and security: “My home has electrical problems and plumbing issues. No air conditioning or heat. I can’t let the children outside to play without someone watching them.”

Director of Habitat for Humanity
Marjorie Parker, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Lexington, NC at the dedication ceremony

The dedication ceremony of Grubb Properties’ sixth Habitat for Humanity house included Marjorie Parker, Executive Director of Habitat Lexington, and Grubb Properties’ Lisa Arthur, Senior Vice President of Multifamily Operations, as well as other local leaders.

Arthur spoke to the power of collaboration, stating, “Today’s celebration is a testament to what we can achieve when individuals, businesses, and the community unite with a common purpose. Grubb Properties is proud to have worked hand-in-hand with Habitat for Humanity and the local community to create a lasting impact.”

Senior Vice President of Multifamily Operations
Lisa Arthur, Senior Vice President of Multifamily Operations, Saquoya Brown, and Brittney Crandall, Regional Property Manager

Brittney Crandall, Regional Property Manager at Grubb Properties, pointed out that the four-bedroom home included a number of features that went beyond the typical Habitat for Humanity home, including a rocking-chair front porch, a back deck, and expansive pantry with a beautiful glass door that Habitat had been keeping in storage for the right house. 

“I was so touched that Saquoya was seemingly not expecting to receive keys that day,” said Crandall. “It was so powerful to see her truly authentic gratitude. The whole day was very moving and it was special to be a part of it.”

Habitat for Humanity house
Completed Habitat for Humanity house in Lexington, NC

More than 30 Grubb Properties employees volunteered at the construction site, working alongside 20 employees from sponsoring companies and other Habitat for Humanity volunteers, as well as Saquoya herself. 

The project holds special significance for Grubb Properties, bringing the company back to the community in which it was founded more than 60 years ago.

Saquoya Brown Home
Saquoya Brown opens the door to her and her family's new home

Grubb Properties extends our sincere thanks to our partners who helped to sponsor this home, including: Yardi Services; Bob and Rochelle Grubb Fund; Stone Development & Restoration; Clifford Chance US LLP; Adyen Inc; Total Quality Building Services, LLC; Windermere Insurance Group; Cherry Bekaert LLP; Womble Bond Dickinson; Construction Testing Services; PGIM Real Estate Finance; Pesta, Finnie and Associates LLP; Apple, Koceja & Associates; Rivers Agency; Smith Harris Design Associates; Mainline Plumbing; Lockton Companies; Hoffman & Hoffman; Ram RAM Pavement; EMCOR Services Aircond; Southern Energy Management; NOVA; and NFP.

For more information about the Grubb Giving Project, click here.