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Celebration of Courage

New life Refuge Ministries recently held the Celebration of Courage, Boots and Bling Dinner, to help raise awareness and funds as they continue the fight against child sex trafficking. Braselton Homes is a proud sponsor and partner in providing financial support as well as much needed refuge in the Braselton Home of Hope! This year Braselton Homes was honored to have Fred and Vanessa Braselton recognized as Honorary Chairs, which places them among a distinguished list of honorees including Gov. Gregg Abbott and his wife, Texas First Lady, Cecilia Abbott.

This year Braselton Homes was also presented with the Courage Title Sponsor Award, for helping raise over $200,000 to help build the first Boy’s Home of Hope!!! New Life is now able to better provide children a place to heal, restore and reclaim their lives from the devastating effects sex trafficking. If you would like to join us in supporting the mission to help as many victims as possible, and stop this terrible trade, please visit

Heart Walk 2019

The Braselton Homes Community Builder Team, showed up to support the American Heart Associations 5k Heart Walk recently. Everyone had a great time participating in an event that helps bring awareness, and funding to an organization fighting to help prevent and one day cure heart disease! If you would like to join us in supporting the AHA please visit

National Night Out at Rancho Vista

This years NNO, located at the park in our Rancho Vista Neighborhood, was a great time for everyone! We would like to thank Jeff Hernandez and everyone else who helped put this together, for making sure the neighbors in Rancho Vista know everyone is looking out for each other. The food and entertainment was a hit, especially the surprise visit from Spiderman!!!

Center of Hope

The Center of Hope will be a 27,000-square-foot campus that will nearly double the size of the local Salvation Army’s family shelter capacity. The new “Braselton Wing for Mothers and Children”, will provide assistance to single mothers with children during their times of need, and is the start of a new program the Salvation Army is now able to offer with the $250,000 grant we were blessed to have been able to provide to them. It has been a journey of almost 5 years for the Salvation Army to get this going, and Braselton Homes is proud to have been able to answer the call when help was needed. Helping to build the community of the Coastal Bend is, and always will be, incredibly important to Braselton Homes, and has been for over 70 years…If you would like to join us in assisting the Salvation Army please visit

Rancho Vista Easter Celebration

This year our residents, at our Rancho Vista Community, out did themselves putting together an incredible Easter event for everyone! The huge turnout was met with over 5,000 eggs for the kids to run around collecting, food, music and even a visit from the Easter bunny himself! Apparently next year is going to be even bigger, we can’t wait to see what they come up with…

Celebration of Courage

We recently had the honor of sponsoring New life Refuge Ministries “Celebration of Courage Boots and Bling Ball” along with the First Lady of Texas, Cecilia Abbot! This event helps to bring awareness to the terrible sex trafficking epidemic we face in Texas, in an effort to bring a stop to it and save as many victims as possible.

This is happening in our own backyard, and we would like to encourage everyone to please join us in supporting New Life Ministries fight to end it! To find out how you can help please visit

A Warm Welcome for Cottages at the Park

The United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting November 5 for the newest community for Braselton Homes, the largest home builder South of San Antonio.

The Cottages at the Park Community, featuring Eco Friendly, Health and Smart homes from the 160’s in the heart of the Southside of Corpus Christi, was opened to much fanfare.

United Chamber members as well as staff and owners from Braselton Homes gathered to officially open the model home and enjoy tours of the neighborhood and compete for fabulous door prizes.

We’re looking forward to seeing this neighborhood come to life as families find the homes of their dreams!



We heart the AHA!

The Braselton Homes family had a fantastic time supporting the American Heart Association Oct. 6 at Whataburger Field!

Our employees and their families raised over $2500 to support the AHA’s mission to end heart disease and stroke, and everyone had a great time taking a stroll on the beautiful Corpus Christi bayfront at the event.

Bart and Michelle Braselton and their precious and precocious twins were the first to cross the finish line in their category- Double Stroller Pushin’ Parents born in the 60’s. All in all, a great time supporting a great cause was had by all.


Top Rankings for Braselton Homes

Braselton Homes has once again ranked nationally among homebuilders in the United States. Professional Builder Magazine named the company #214 on its “2018 Housing Giant” list, compiled based on revenue for the previous year. The magazine ranks the top 400 builders in the country by gross revenue.

Builder Magazine ranked Braselton Homes #183 on its Builder 100 “Next 100” list of homebuilders in the country. This list compiles the largest 200 homebuilders based on housing starts in the previous year, a list they call their “fastest up and coming” builders.

The competition is stiff- each year the magazines compare over 40,000 homebuilders around the country for the rankings.

“The combination of a thriving economy and pro growth environment in the Coastal Bend along with three generations of building experience for the Braselton family gives us the tools we need for success. The rest of it is building the neighborhoods and homes that folks want to live in,” says Bart Braselton, Executive Vice President of Braselton Homes Inc.

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Building our Future

As we roll into the summer months, we’re taking time to assess a really spectacular year for our company.  Braselton Homes has been blessed, in the last few months,  to be  busy racking up a list of top industry and local community organizations that have chosen to recognize us for our work here in South Texas.

As the largest homebuilder south of San Antonio, we are proud of the selection as a national “Housing Giant” from Professional Builder Magazine as well as recognition by Builder Magazine in their  “Next 100,” a  list of the largest home builders in the nation. But the  recognition from national organizations for our commitment to stewardship of the  environment  is something of which we are even more proud. This year, we have received the Energy Star High Performance Award, the Environments for Living  Diamond Award, and locally, we were honored with the  the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation Environmental Stewardship Award. Braselton was  the first builder to ever be so honored by the Bays Foundation.

Braselton Homes is also proud to top our own Builder’s Association list as one  the most awarded home builders in  the Corpus Christi area; with  Parade of Homes, GreenBuilding,   and other recognitions,  we have received scores  of awards over the last few years.

Industry awards are a great honor, and remind us that our hard work building beautiful homes and neighborhoods for our friends and neighbors to live in is important, but we also take our commitment to our local community very seriously. So, it is doubly an honor for us to receive recognition for our efforts to help those that need help the most through our “Community Builder” programs, which  support key charities and ministries throughout the Coastal Bend.

Mentoring our youth and giving them the tools they need to succeed is all part of building the fabric of our community, and our work in this area has been such a rewarding experience. We are proud to sponsor the ECF Community Center’s  tutoring  and after school programs for inner-city children, as well as to work with Fish for Life, a Christian  organization that partners with the local juvenile justice system  to mentor  at-risk youth and  building a better future for our city. We also have made a commitment to the most vulnerable in our community, women and children, who have been abused by the sex trafficking industry.  We  were honored to sponsor the the New Life Refuge Ministry’s Celebration of Courage and to work with them to build a home for those rescued from this horrible experience . The organization graciously dubbed it the “Braselton Home.” And, we are also happy  to be the main sponsor of  new housing for women and children at the Salvation Army’s new  Center of Hope,which will provide a long term stay for moms with kids.

There’s such an amazing and supportive community here in the Coastal Bend, and we are so pleased to have been a part of it for the past three generations. Together, we’re all building a bright future for our area!

See you in the neighborhood,

Bart Braselton

Look for the home of your dreams!