U.S. Army Sgt. Roland Sengstock and Family Surprised with Mortgage-Free Home During Houston Texans Game
Operation FINALLY HOME, Houston Texans, Century Communities, the Howard Hughes Corporation® and the Greater Houston Builders Association to provide the custom-built, mortgage-free home for the deserving American Hero
HOUSTON, Texas (Dec. 4, 2018) – Operation FINALLY HOME and the Houston Texans surprised U.S. Army Sgt. Roland Sengstock and his family with the news that they’ll be moving into a custom-built, mortgage-free home built by Century Communities on a lot donated by The Howard Hughes Corporation® in The Woodlands Hills next year. The surprise took place during the Houston Texans game, Sunday (Dec. 2) at NRG Stadium. Joining the Sengstock family was Rusty Carroll, Executive Director of Operation FINALLY HOME.
During the game, fans participated in “The Last Fan Standing” contest where everyone in the stadium was asked to stand in order to win some great prizes. Ultimately, Roland was the last one standing and was asked to come down to the field to learn what he had won. During the third quarter, he and his family were on the field when his Mystery Prize was revealed – a custom-built, mortgage-free home from Operation FINALLY HOME!
The groundbreaking is planned for early 2019 and the future site of the home is located in The Woodland Hills, one of Houston’s newest master planned communities, situated 13 miles north of The Woodlands® in Conroe and Willis, developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation.
About U.S. Army Sgt. Roland Sengstock
U.S. Army SGT Roland Sengstock spent his early years in Wisconsin and then moved to a Native American reservation in Arizona and attended multiple schools. Following high school graduation, he earned his electrical wire diploma and then entered the military based in Fort Benning, Georgia in 2002.
Following basic training, Sengstock moved to the main base in Oahu, Hawaii, and within a year, was deployed to Iraq, where he took on Quick Reaction Force (QRF) duties. His unit became the most movable unit in a warzone since the Vietnam war, and he spent his deployment searching Iraq in pursuit of combat. He experienced trauma when a 500-pound bomb knocked him unconscious and a helicopter crashed in a nearby camp. Sengstock was redeployed in 2007 to Afghanistan, stationed in “the worst place on earth,” coined by TIME Magazine for its notoriety as “IED Road.” During this deployment, Sengstock experienced countless firefights and gruesome missions, causing his demeanor to change from charismatic and charming to dark and distant.
During his time in Afghanistan, an IED-related accident left him with lock-jaw and a broken nose. Sengstock suffers from facial disfigurement, as well as PTSD, degenerative disc disease, allergies and migraines. For his admirable service, Sengstock received awards including a Combat Infantry Badge, two Navy Achievement Medals, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and more.
After six years of service, Sengstock was honorably discharged and now resides in Mesa, Arizona where he works as a Security Guard Officer, and he would like to be closer to family in Houston, Texas. When stationed in Hawaii, he met and married his wife, Anne, who helped him transition to civilian life. Together, they have three children.
Operation FINALLY HOME along with Century Communities, The Howard Hughes Corporation, Greater Houston Builders Association and Houston Texans are thrilled to provide Roland Sengstock and his family with a custom-built, mortgage-free home in The Woodlands Hills, Texas.
About Operation FINALLY HOME | Based in New Braunfels, Texas, Operation FINALLY HOME was established in 2005 as a nonpartisan/nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of Operation FINALLY HOME is to provide homes and home modifications to America’s military Heroes and the widows of the fallen who have sacrificed so much to defend our freedoms and values. Operation FINALLY HOME partners with corporate sponsors, builder associations, builders, remodelers, developers, individual contributors, and volunteers to help these Heroes and their families by addressing one of their most pressing needs – a place to call home. For more information about Operation FINALLY HOME, visit OperationFINALLYHOME.org, follow @OpFINALLYHOME on Twitter and find us on Facebook.
About the Houston Texans | The Houston Texans were inducted the NFL’s 32nd franchise on Oct. 6, 1999 thanks to a city-wide effort spearheaded by local businessman and franchise founder and owner Robert C. McNair. The Texans have since evolved into Forbes Magazine’s 19th-most valuable professional sports franchise in the world with an estimated value of $2.8 billion and are annually among the Houston Chronicle’s Top 100 places to work in the city. The Houston Texans are the only expansion team to have won its first game, defeating Dallas 19-10 on Sept. 8, 2002 and have sold out every preseason, regular season and postseason game in franchise history, donated more than $30 million back to the community through the Houston Texans Foundation and won AFC South division titles in 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016. NRG Stadium, the NFL’s first retractable-roof stadium, is the home of the Texans.
About Century Communities | Century Communities, Inc. (NYSE: CCS) is one of the nation’s largest U.S. homebuilders, engaged in all aspects of homebuilding, including the acquisition, entitlement and development of land and the construction, marketing and sale of quality homes designed to appeal to a wide range of homebuyers. The Colorado-based Company operates in 10 states across the West, Mountain, Texas and Southeast Regions and offers title and lending services in select markets through its Parkway Title and Inspire Home Loan subsidiaries. To learn more about Century Communities please visit www.centurycommunities.com.
About Greater Houston Builders Association | The Greater Houston Builders Association, chartered in 1941, is a trade organization whose members are involved in the development, homebuilding and remodeling industries in 11 counties in the Houston area. The association currently has over 1700-member companies, is the 4th largest builders association in the country and the largest in Texas. GHBA is the voice of Houston’s residential construction industry, serving their members and the community through education and advocating professionalism and quality housing. The association also interacts with the government, community and general public to enhance the business climate for its members and to provide quality obtainable housing to the community it serves. The association is also active in community outreach and charitable events.
About The Howard Hughes Corporation® | The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Its award-winning assets include the country’s preeminent portfolio of master planned communities, as well as operating properties and development opportunities including: The Seaport District NYC in New York; Columbia, Maryland; The Woodlands®, The Woodlands Hills, and Bridgeland® in the Greater Houston, Texas area; Summerlin®, Las Vegas; and Ward Village® in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. The Howard Hughes Corporation’s portfolio is strategically positioned to meet and accelerate development based on market demand, resulting in one of the strongest real estate platforms in the country. Dedicated to innovative placemaking, the company is recognized for its ongoing commitment to design excellence and to the cultural life of its communities. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC. For additional information about HHC, visit www.howardhughes.com.