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Keller-based Christ’s Haven, a transitional home for abused, neglected and abandoned children, recently broke ground on a new home for its campus.  The land and construction costs for the $300,000 home were donated by Hanover Property Company and local builders First Texas Homes, Rendition Homes, Bloomfield Homes and Gehan Homes.

"For 61 years, Christ's Haven has been rescuing at-risk, neglected and displaced children,” said Christ’s Haven Executive Director, Dwight Robarts.  “The gift of this house not only provides permanent on-campus living quarters for the Director of Children's Service as required by our license, but allows us to renovate the house the Director currently lives in so that we might better serve our kids and take care of more children in the future."

The 2,400 square foot house will have four bedrooms and two baths.

“Christ Haven has worked with over 5,000 kids in at-risk households,” said Dick LeBlanc, President of Hanover Property Company.  “They are investing time and energy into the lives of these vulnerable children and we are delighted to participate and walk alongside them in this way.”

Christ's Haven currently has six cottages, a Community Enrichment Center, a Life Path house, a gymnasium, and a chapel on its campus.  The organization cares for 48 children on campus as well as children in foster care in off-campus homes in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The children receive medical and dental care, counseling and tutoring as needed in a warm and loving home under the care and guidance of full-time house parents with the goal of reunifying them with their families.  More information can be found at:

Founded in 1984, Hanover Property Company ( is a Dallas-based real estate development firm which focuses on master planned residential communities, commercial/retail and multifamily developments throughout DFW.

First Texas Homes ( has been building on the cornerstones of exceptional quality, superior design, absolute value, and unsurpassed customer service for over a quarter-century.  As a recognized leader in the industry, First Texas Homes has established a proven track record of putting the needs of customers first and takes great pride in ensuring total customer satisfaction by involving buyers in every step of the building process.

Rendition Homes ( is one of the top homebuilders in the DFW area for move-up and new homebuyers.  Family owned and operated, Rendition Homes has become one of the most-trusted names in home building. Currently under fourth-generation leadership, Rendition Homes remains as dedicated to the local community as when founder O.N. Mitchell began his company in 1949.

Bloomfield Homes ( is one of the largest new homebuilders focused exclusively on the DFW area.  Bloomfield provides custom builder designs and quality with production builder efficiencies and value.  Currently the 5th largest homebuilder in DFW, (Residential Strategies, 2015) Bloomfield was also named the Fastest Growing Private Builder in America by Builder Magazine.

Gehan Homes, Ltd. is a Texas homebuilder with a 25-year history of building high-quality production homes in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and surrounding communities.  A Top-30 homebuilder, Gehan and has been awarded the Texas Association of Builders top award for Volume Builder in the State of Texas.  This prestigious award is given annually to volume builders in Texas who build 50+ homes per year.

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