HomeAid partners with New Patio Inc on charity project


HomeAid Houston has teamed up with SEARCH’s House of Tiny Treasures, to make general contracting improvements to the Center. One space that received much needed help, was the children’s outdoor play area. HomeAid board member Nicole Keown recruited New Patio Inc. to provide and install, at a discounted price, two shade sails that protect the areas from direct sun and rain. SEARCH’S House of Tiny Treasures is Houston’s first nationally accredited early childhood development center dedicated to serving homeless children and families.

Jesse Jesenius, owner of New Patio Inc. immediately stepped up to assist in the new addition. He located, purchased and installed the shade sails that are weather resistant and also provide an aesthetic appearance. “I was honored to be asked by HomeAid’s Nicole Keown to take part in the House of Tiny Treasures enhancement project,” said Jesenius. “They had gotten several quotes to do this portion of the general contracting and the prices were a blow to their budget. They were also working on a time crunch. I was happy to complete the job at a considerably reduced fee and was able to turn it around in two days. Those kids deserve a place to play and enjoy some outdoor time, in a safe comfortable environment like House of Tiny Treasures.”

New Patio Inc. creates outdoor patio spaces, driveways, pool decks, pergolas, fire pits, outdoor kitchens, retaining walls, water features, pool coping and more. The company has completed more than 1,200 projects throughout the greater Houston area since starting the business in 2002. Jesenius brings nearly 30 years of construction experience to all his jobs.

“Working with Jesse and New Patio Inc. is always a rewarding experience,” said Keown. “I am so grateful for their service and contribution to the House of Tiny Treasures. It has been a joy to watch HTT grow and help the community, and I’m honored to have been given the opportunity to assist them.”

Soon after SEARCH opened, it became apparent that their adult clients needed quality care for their children so they could go back to work or school. Thus, SEARCH opened HTT in 1992. What began as a traditional day care has evolved into a nationally accredited early childhood education center that offers a full-day, year-round program for families who are homeless and living in deep poverty with children between the ages of 2 to 5. The goal is to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness, and that begins with the children. While the children are at HTT, the parents attend classes or are working.

HomeAid Houston, a 501(c)(3) charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association, has been building and remodeling transitional housing for homeless care agencies throughout Houston and surrounding counties since 2003. The first shelter was dedicated in 2005. Since then, more than 50 projects have been completed, adding 400-plus beds and more than $14 million in real estate construction and improvements to Houston’s homeless community.

For more information about HomeAid Houston, visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call 281-970-8970.