Chesmar Homes has joined the 2020 GHBA Benefit homes team as the builder of their seventh home for this 40 year-old charity fundraiser. Chesmar, led by president Scott Merovitch, will donate the construction management of their Hillcrest plan in Lago Mar, a Land Tejas development. Land Tejas is donating the homesite.

“Chesmar and the ‘Chesmarin’ team have shown their deep commitment to giving back to the community through various charitable organizations,” said Terry Swenson, public relations director of the GHBA and the Benefit Homes Project. “Chesmar’s Don Klein and Scott Merovitch have led the Benefit homes team to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities. GHBA is grateful and honored to have them as part of the team for 2020, especially during such a difficult year for all industries.”

Hundreds of GHBA members have participated in the Benefit Homes Project throughout its history. Two to three homes are built with donated materials, labor, services and time. The Benefit Homes Project has raised nearly $12 million since it began.

The Hillcrest plan is a one-story design that features four bedrooms with a game room option; three baths and a two-car attached garaged and a covered patio.

An extended foyer leads to an open casual dining, a family room, and an island kitchen with additional countertop dining. The third bedroom can serve as a second master. The study is convenient to the common area and the master suite.

“When you consider that Benefit homes are built even during difficult times such as today with COVID-19, that says something about the hearts of the individuals in our industry who make this project a success year after year,” said Swenson. The 2020 Benefit homes’ beneficiaries are HomeAid Houston and Operation Finally Home (OFH).

For more information on the Benefit Homes Project or the Greater Houston Builders Association, visit or call 281-970-8970.