Friday, July 29, 2011

Help a Teacher Out- Our Final Plea!

To Catch up on what this project is all about, visit these links:
Third Post- "Help a Teacher Out"- The Big Goal

Well, we are into our final two weeks of this community service project also known as "Help a Teacher Out." So, as we come close to the end, we must give our final plea for help and update everyone on where we stand.

To read more about the 14 teachers that were nominated for this project please click here.

To Donate:
  • Donate Supplies- SEE LIST HERE for ideas or buy what you think is needed.
  • Donate money- either through paypal (you can us a credit card this way), a check sent through the mail (made out to Parker Homes & Renovations- memo: Help a teacher out) or cash in person.

Click the Donate button below to donate through Paypal:

Mailing/drop-off Address: 224 Chartwell Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78130
Call to arrange an in-person monetary drop off: 830-626-3350
We can even come pick up donations! Just call or email us to set something up!

Any Amount Helps!


Monetary Donations (Remember we set a goal to raise $1400 for 14- $100 gift cards)
We've raised a total of $1400.00

Can you help us reach this goal and donate today?

As you can see, the community support is already very apparent. People appreciate these teachers and it shows by their generous donations, no matter how big or small. By donating, you are not only supporting these 14 teachers but also each of the children they will reach this coming school year. Its a great way to show all teachers that we appreciate and acknowledge all that they do.

What we still need:
If you are wanting to donate supplies:
Really anything and everything off of the list we posted.
We've gotten a little bit of everything. With 14 teachers coming from all different grade levels and subjects (including coaches, special needs, high school, elementary, etc), any item you can donate would be put to great use. I know these teachers probably go through these supplies like air on some days, so I'm sure a stock of supplies will help them out.
Drop Off Locations:
224 Chartwell Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78130 (If we are not home, just leave by the garage or front door/gate)
StoreMore Warehouses: 123 Schumans Beach Rd., NB, TX 78130
Only during the week during working hours- Just leave in the office with receptionist
Call us to arrange a date/time for us to pick up the donation

If you are wanting to donate money:
As you can see we still need almost $600 to reach our goal for the gift cards
We realize that its hard to trust an individual with a donation, but we guarantee your money will be spent on gift cards for these teachers. We post right away, for all the public to see, when we receive a donation, so you and everyone else will know that your donation was received and will be applied towards the goal. We are even putting in $500 of our own money to make this happen. We will send a receipt of the gift card that your money helped pay for and we will post pictures of all the gift cards and baskets full of supplies so you can see the results. We are making everything as public as we can to ensure everyone's trust in this project.
If you still don't feel comfortable donating money, you can always donate gift cards as well. We know teachers would appreciate Starbucks gift cards, Hobby Lobby, Target, Wal-Mart, or other teacher supply stores- we were even thinking spa gift cards would be nice too! (and any amount will do, even if you can only purchase one gift card, that's still great!)
Mailing address/Drop off location: 224 Chartwell Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78130

If you are a business wanting to help:
E-mail us at and let us know what you would like to donate
We have personally contacted over 100 local businesses and hope that more businesses will add to the donations to show their support!
Your business name will be included in all future posts of "Help a Teacher Out" and also on the certificate we give to the teacher.

You can also help by spreading the word and sending this info to someone you know that may want to help out!

So get your donations in soon!

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at
We will be surprising the teachers/ handing out the packages during the week of August 15-19.
Stay tuned for updates and pictures of the big reveals!
For more frequent updates, please check out our facebook page!


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Need a Garage?

We recently built a garage for a customer who needed one. Their house did not have a garage and they wanted to build a detached one with a carport. We were able to clear a part of their land and build this garage/carport to match their existing home. We also built a small shed to house their well pump. Enjoy the pictures below!

If you or someone you know are in need of a garage or carport, contact us today!

Garage with Entry door:
Posts for carport:
Garage door opener hanging from handle inside garage:
Another entry door into garage from carport:

Friday, July 15, 2011

New Home: Champions- COMPLETE!

There are still a few minor things to be done at this home and it will not officially close until next week, but with our busy schedules, the only time we could take pictures was today- before everything was complete and clean, so please excuse our mess!

We are proud to add this house to our extended family of homes around the New Braunfels area. Its a one-of-a-kind true Parker custom home! We are so appreciative of our customers and so glad we had the opportunity to build their new home! We always have a great time getting to know our customers and seeing them watch their dream home come to life. We truly have one of the greatest jobs. Please check out the pictures below and see for yourself!

If you or someone you know are in the market for a new home please contact us today!

Guest Bathroom:
Stainless Steel undermount sink with black granite:
Tinted Stainless Steel tile accent:
Soap Dish Inset and Shower Seat:
Guest Bedroom Walk-in Closet:
One of Two Guest Bedrooms:
Interior doors:
Laundry Room:
Security System:
Dining Room Picture Window:
Dining Room with Travertine tile throughout:
Hall to Laundry, one of the Guest bedrooms/bathrooms, Door to backyard, Garage, and Stairs to Media Room:
View from Dining Room into Kitchen and Living Room:
Fireplace with Cabinetry:
Front Door:
Living Room:
Electric Fireplace:
Living Room:
Living Room Looking into Kitchen With coolstone columns and arches:
Living Room:
Cooktop Splash:
Cooktop Area:
Microwave with double oven:
Fridge with extra countertop space:
View into Kitchen (sorry for the mess, our guys were doing final paint touch-ups and grout touch-ups)
Hall to 2nd Guest bedroom/bathroom:
Guest Bedroom:
Guest Shower:
Guest Shower:
Guest Vanity- Sink and faucets not yet installed but will be a rectangular vessel bowl sink- again sorry for not having a final picture of it!
Hall to Master Bedroom/Bathroom:
Niche Cabinet in Master:
Master Bedroom:

Again, Paint touch-ups and grout touch-ups were being done in the master bathroom so excuse our mess!
One of the Master Vanities:
2-entry, arched Shower with tub below:
Master Closet:
Master Closet Built-in Dresser:
One of two shower heads in master shower:
Master Shower Floor:
Shower seat:
2nd Vanity:
Floor and tub deck with step:
Master Bedroom Windows:
Master Bedroom:

Stairs to Media Room:
Media Room:
Media Room Entry, Equipment closet, and attic access (which was plumbed for a future barspace):

Platform with floor outlets:
Rope Lighting:
Back porch: (Water feature not yet complete- we will post better pictures of it once complete)
Back of House:
Driveway to Garage:
Front of House: (Homeowner is installing sprinkler system himself before the grass goes in- pictures will be posted when complete)

Grand Entry:
Windows are trimmed with coolstone as well as columns:
Thanks again to our wonderful customers- we hope you enjoy your new home!
If you are interested in building your own Parker Home, please contact us today to set up a meeting. We can walk through homes that are complete or in the building stages, we can go over floor plans and customize to your liking, and we can go over the many options you have to stay in budget and get the home of your dreams!