Grandview, Texas, Shed Builder Helps Habitat for Humanity


Leland’s Barns, located in Grandview, Texas, is founded on the principles of honoring God as leader in all they do, creating opportunities for individuals to make a difference, and creating a culture of excellence to serve the community with a level of service that is second to none.

So, it is no surprise that Leland’s was eager to shut down operations at their plant to donate the man hours and skills of over thirty construction employees on a job last fall.

The company says it reached out to assist the Hill County Habitat for Humanity organization on a project in Itasca, Texas.

With nothing more than a slab of concrete poured and plumbing prepped for the project, the crews from Leland’s Barns began work with a blank slate. Within thirty minutes, the slab was covered in lumber and framing was underway.

Volunteer Coordinator for the Hill County Chapter, Dave Mojica, says, “The work that these men accomplish in one day would have taken a month from community volunteers. I am just blown away at the amount of support from Leland’s.”

As the Texas sun hung high in the sky, the men of Leland’s worked tirelessly measuring, cutting, and securing piece after piece, making the once-blank slab into the future home of Idania and Aaron Romero and their three amazing children, ages 7, 4, and 19 months. It has not been an easy road for this family, and the Habitat for Humanity project is the blessing they have needed.

For eight years, the family has struggled to gain the income to be approved for a home. With rental properties hard to come by in a rural area, they have lived with family members for eight years, which forced all five family members to reside in a single bedroom.

May 1, 2015, was just the beginning as the family started the application process and finished it on May 20, 2015. On July 13, 2015, everything changed for the family.

“When we found out we were selected, I screamed, I cried, I was so excited,” says Idania.

More than a year later, after all funds for the materials were raised, the groundwork began.

Construction supervisor for the Hill County chapter of Habitat for Humanity, Harvey Folse, said their goal was to have the family in the home in time for Christmas. With all the speed and skill of the Leland’s workforce, the homeowners were hoping the timeline could be bumped up to Thanksgiving.


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