Two Companies with One Goal: Building a Dream for the Rojo Family

Two Companies with One Goal: Building a Dream for the Rojo Family
On Fri., June 18, 2004, Richard Chapman, president of The Jones Company and Harold E. Crye, chief executive officer of Crye-Leike Realtors, were on-site to review the work in progress being made by over 100 company volunteers who are building a Habitat for Humanity house for the Rojo family in Williamson County. Both companies made a financial commitment of over $70,000 to sponsor the initiative. Pictured L-R: Richard Chapman, president of The Jones Company, Maria Guadalupe Perez Mendez Rojo, Alfredo Rojo, Jr., Ernesto Rojo, Jose Rojo, Alfredo Rojo, Sr., Harold Crye, chief executive officer of Crye-Leike Realtors, and Sergio Rojo.

Franklin, TN – Efforts are well underway to build the Rojo family’s dreams of homeownership by The Jones Company, a leading residential new homebuilder in Nashville and Crye-Leike, Realtors, the largest real estate company in Tennessee and the Mid-South.

Both companies are combining forces and their resources to build the next Habitat for Humanity house in Williamson County. The initiative is involving over 100 volunteers and in kind services and supplies from 46 other businesses in Davidson and Williamson counties. The Jones Company and Crye-Leike, Realtors both made a financial commitment of over $70,000 to sponsor the initiative.

Construction on the Habitat house began on June 1, 2004 in support of the National Association of Realtors’ National Homeownership Month. During the month of June, Realtor associations nationwide are holding community service projects, celebrations and housing initiatives, all designed to advance the American dream of homeownership.

A dedication ceremony for the Habitat house is planned for Thurs., July 1, 2004 at the home site, located at 211 Helping Hands Drive, near the intersection of Downs Boulevard and West Main Street in Franklin, Tennessee.

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).

“Having the opportunity to open the doors to the Rojo family dreams and contribute back to this great community is very fulfilling to everyone who has been involved in this project,” said Richard Chapman, president of The Jones Company.

“It is Crye-Leike’s mission to give back to our community and make it a better place in which to live.  Habitat for Humanity provides an excellent vehicle for us to do just that,” adds Harold Crye, chief executive officer of Crye-Leike Realtors.

In addition to The Jones Company and Crye-Leike supporting this effort, another 46 other businesses are providing raw materials, supplies and services to build this Habitat for Humanity house.

Those businesses are:  31-W, 31-W Insulation, 84 Lumber, Ace Alarms, Allen Patton, Alside Siding, American Heating & Cooling, Bozman Sign Company, Carpet Den, Central Woodwork, Contemporary Creative Group, Cumberland Valley Drywall, Dale Insulation & Gutters, Ferguson Enterprises, Huskey, INFO Computer, Jewell Roofing, Lambeth Plumbing, Mid-South Electrical, Mustang Drywall,, Nashville Marble, Nashville Ready Mix, Noland/Rudd, Overall Landscaping, Pennco Windows, Porter Paints, Realty Title, RWC, S&H Installers, Sergio Castillas, Southland Brick & Block, Titan Foundation Company, Two Rivers, U.S. Pest Control, Vulcan, and WBM.

Additional businesses, organizations and individuals that are lending their support include:   Chuck Norris, Damian Price, Goodwin Services, Habitat for Humanity, Huskey, IBM, Metro Materials, Remigo Delarosora, and Roger Demonbreun.

The Jones Company (, 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 (, 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.