Royal Oaks Building Group To Join In Nov. 4 Donation Of "Hero Home" To Disabled Veteran's Family

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  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) November 02, 2010 - Rich Van Tassel, president of Royal Oaks Building Group, LLC (, has announced the completion of the "Hero Home" that is being donated as a part of Operation: Coming Home II (, a joint volunteer project led by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County (HBA) and the Triangle Real Estate and Construction Veterans (TREAC-V) that builds and donates homes for disabled combat veterans. A key ceremony will be held on Thursday, Nov. 4 at the site of the completed "Hero Home" located at 718 Sycamore Springs Drive in the Fuquay-Varina neighborhood of Southern Oaks. The ceremony's events will begin at 9:30 a.m. and include a band and a collection of military displays. The key ceremony is preceded by a groundbreaking event that took place at the home site in July. The home site is being donated by neighborhood developer Gaines and Company.

    Earlier this year, USMC Sgt. Stan Roberts and his wife, Crissy Roberts, were selected to receive the 2010 "Hero Home" on behalf of Operation: Coming Home. A member of the 2nd AAV in Camp Lejeune, N.C., Sgt. Roberts served three tours of duty in Iraq. During his last tour, he was injured by an improvised exploding device (IED) blast into his amphibious assault vehicle (AAV). This blast resulted in the loss of Sgt. Roberts' right leg, injuries to his right arm and traumatic brain injury. Sgt. Roberts and his wife reside in Cary, N.C., and they plan to move in to the new home following a welcome home celebration on Nov. 4.

    "Celebrating this year's 'Hero Home' completion and having the opportunity to once again share the excitement of the key ceremony with the Roberts family and everyone who had a part in the Operation: Coming Home II initiative is a privilege," said Van Tassel. "We hope that the sacrifice which was made on behalf of Stg. Roberts that is being recognized through Operation: Coming Home II encourages everyone in the Triangle community to find ways to actively support and give thanks to our troops."

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    - Also attending the ceremony will be representatives from Operation: Coming Home sponsor companies Gaines and Company, STOCK Building Supply, the Town of Fuquay-Varina and the Stone Builder & Developer Marketing Group.

    - A, Operation: Coming Home II benefit concert also took place on Friday, Oct. 29 at The Longbranch Saloon in Raleigh, located at 608 Creekside Drive. Performances included The Johnny Orr Band and Bodell Records recording artist, Jamie Tate.

    - Van Tassel also serves as the committee chair for Operation: Coming Home.

    - This is the second Operation: Coming Home "Hero Home" built in the Southern Oaks community in Fuquay-Varina. The home design used this year is titled "The Poplar."

    - One of the goals of Operation: Coming Home is to raise funds throughout the construction of the house for the building of future homes for wounded veterans. A sponsorship drive is currently underway. Operation: Coming Home wrist bands can be purchased for $1 from HBA. Donations may be made at

    - The home was available for public viewing as a part of the 2010 Wake County Parade of Homes on Oct. 2-3, 8-10 and 15-17.

    - Royal Oaks Building Group co-built and donated a home to veteran Joey Bozik, the project's first recipient, a sergeant in the 16th Military Police Brigade based at Fort Bragg who was injured in 2004 when his Humvee hit a bomb south of Baghdad. For coverage of the 2008 groundbreaking event for the Bozik family, visit

    Royal Oaks Building Group, LLC builds fine homes throughout Raleigh, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Wake Forest, Cary, Apex, Cameron and Angier, N.C. Locally owned and operated, the company focuses on quality of design, construction and customer service, offering a portfolio of plans and a wide selection of included features from which to choose in price ranges from starters to multimillion-dollar luxury homes. Royal Oaks is a member of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh- Wake County and has received multiple gold and silver awards from the HBA Parade of Homes. In 2008 and 2010, the company received the highly coveted Major Achievements in Marketing Excellence (MAME) Building Company of the Year Award, and in 2008 its president, Rich Van Tassel, was named a recipient of the Builder of the Year Award presented by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County (HBA). Additional company awards include the Triangle Business Journal's Fast 50 Award for three consecutive years and the Small Business of the Year by the Apex Chamber of Commerce, as well as consistent listings in the Triangle Business Journal's premier list of residential builders, based annually by volume in the Raleigh-Durham market. Royal Oaks is proud that a house it built in Fuquay-Varina as part of Operation Coming Home, a project whose mission is to provide injured war veterans with free houses with donated material and labor, won the HBA the Best Community Spirit in the Nation Award in 2010 from the Nationals, America's largest competition for new home sales and marketing professionals and communities. For more information, visit

    Kathleen Mongero
    MMI Public Relations
    (919) 233-6600
    Kathleen ( @ ) mmipublicrelations dot com

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