The Jones Co. & Crye-Leike Partner with Habitat for Humanity

The Jones Co. & Crye-Leike Partner with Habitat for Humanity
The Jones Company and Crye-Leike, Realtors announce a community partnership to build a Habitat for Humanity house in Williamson County, Tenn.

Franklin, TN  —  A leading residential new home builder in Nashville and the largest real estate company in Tennessee and the Mid-South are combining forces and their expertise to build the next Habitat for Humanity house in Williamson County.

The Jones Company and Crye-Leike, Realtors announce a community partnership to build a Habitat for Humanity house.  The partnership with Habitat for Humanity represents a commitment from both companies for a combined $70,000, and over 100 volunteers.

Construction is scheduled to begin on Tues., June 1, 2004 at the home site on Good Neighbor Lane in Franklin, near the intersection of Downs Boulevard and West Main Street. The dedication ceremony is scheduled for Sat., July 10, 2004.

“From the company’s inception, our late founder, Bob Jones, always made philanthropic contributions a priority,” said Richard Chapman, president of The Jones Company.  “Building this home is like building a legacy to what Bob believed in, giving back to the community. It is an honor and our pleasure to continue his vision by making this commitment.”

The new homeowners will be Alfredo Rojo Rojo and his wife, Maria Guadalupe Perez Mendez, along with their four sons: Alfredo (19), Sergio (18), Ernesto (15), and Jose (11). Williamson County Habitat for Humanity officials claim that the Rojos earned their sweat equity faster than any other family in the history of Habitat homes built in that area.

“When we heard how hard and fast the Rojo family worked to qualify for this Habitat home, then we knew we wanted to be a part of this community effort,” said Chief Executive Officer Harold E. Crye of Crye-Leike, Realtors. “For Crye-Leike, giving back to our communities is a natural part of what we do every day. We don’t just sell homes; we try to make all of our communities better places in which to live.”

The partnership between The Jones Company and Crye-Leike, Realtors to build together this Habitat for Humanity house stemmed from the strategic marketing alliance formed between them in September 2000.

“We know that 75 percent of our sales transactions involve Realtors,” said Chapman. “Crye-Leike, Realtors has a large market share in the Greater Nashville area and access to over 900 Crye-Leike sales associates in Middle Tennessee as well as a national relocation network. This is a powerful combination that through our marketing alliance has helped to increase awareness of our new home communities in the Greater Nashville area on a large scale.”

The Jones Company (www.livelargerforless.com), a 76-year-old residential home builder, has been rated Williamson County’s largest builder in 2002 and 2003 for the number of new housing starts by COMPASS:  Middle Tennessee Contractor Summary, which is published by InfoSource.

Crye-Leike (www.crye-leike.com), a full service real estate company for 27 years, is the nation’s 10th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Mid-South. Crye-Leike of Nashville, Inc. has 18 branch offices and one franchise office in nine counties throughout Middle Tennessee in Davidson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties, including Warren County in Kentucky.