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Operation Finally Home - Home Dedication Follow-up

Watch a quick video recap of the Operation Finally Home - Wisconsin
home dedication courtesy of The Waukesha Freeman and the Daily News




Neumann Developments, Inc. was proud to be associated with Operation Finally Home - Wisconsin and with U.S. Army Specialist Bo Kitelinger and U.S. Army Sergeant Drew Wroblewski and their families.

We enjoyed special appearances by Bango and the Milwaukee Bucks Dancers, The American Legion Riders as well as many companies and their staff that participated in this amazing experience.

See additional images from the dedication at the Operation Finally Home Wisconsin Facebook page.

Thank you again to our contractors, suppliers, donors and the community who have contributed to honoring these two families with a mortgage-free, custom-built, beautiful home!

Neumann Developments, Inc. is Proudly Supporting Operation Finally Home - Wisconsin

Operation Finally Home Wisconsin - Home Dedication - June 4, 2016

Operation Finally Home - Home Dedication - June 4th, 2016

Operation Finally Home - Wisconsin will celebrate the home dedication for U.S. Army Specialist Bo Kitelinger and U.S. Army Sergeant Drew Wroblewski and their families on June 4, 2016 at 11am. The homes are located in the Cranberry Creek subdivision - 16415 & 16421 Marshland Drive, Jackson, WI 53037.

Thank you to our contractors, suppliers, donors and the community who have contributed to honoring these two families with a mortgage-free, custom-built, beautiful home!

We look forward to seing you on June 4th, 2016!



Operation Finally Home Wisconsin - Day of Giving at Jackson, WI Culver's

Operation Finally Home Day of Giving

On January 23rd, we have another wonderful opportunity to raise funds for Operation Finally Home Wisconsin. From 10am-5pm, Culver's of Jackson is donating 10% of their sales to Operation Finally Home Wisconsin. Two houses are being built for veteran war heros and are located in Jackson, WI. As an added bonus, Westbury Bank will match all funds raised during the Day of Giving.

Enjoy a delicious meal, benefit a great cause and feel good all over! Thank you for your support!



Watch the Operation Finally Home Wisconsin "Notes of Love" Home Signing Video






Join us for "Notes of Love" Home Signing

Please join us for our "Notes of Love" Homes signing on November 13th from Noon - 4pm, Cranberry Creek, 16415 & 16421 Marshland Dr., Jakson WI, 53037.

You can see the two homes under construction first hand and write a few words of inspiration on the studs for U.S. Army Specialist Bo Kitelinger and U.S. Army Sergeant Drew Wroblewski. and their families, before the drywall phase of the build. We hope to see you there!

Click here for an event flyer.




Second Operation Finally Home Wisconsin Family Presnted with a Mortgage Free Home

Source: TMJ4


We had the pleasure of watching our second Operation Finally Home Wisconsin family receive their home during the October 30th Milwaukee Bucks game! It's been an honor for our team to be involved with such a great project! Thank you to all of our veterans for your service! Read full TMJ4 story here.




Operation Finally Home Wisconsin Family Featured on FOX6

Source: FOX6 - BY DEANDRA CORINTHIOS, UPDATED AT 06:23PM, OCTOBER 21, 2015
Homes for Vets FOX6 Milwaukee feature - BY DEANDRA CORINTHIOS, UPDATED AT 06:23PM, OCTOBER 21, 2015

MILWAUKEE -- A village in Washington County was buzzing with construction Wednesday, October 21st. Two homes are going up -- and they're for a pair of our nation's heroes. Read full FOX6 story here.




Operation Finally Home Wisconsin - Milwaukee Bucks Fundraiser

Operation Finally Home Wisconsin - Milwaukee Bucks Fundraiser

We have a GREAT opportunity with the Milwaukee Bucks to have a special fundraiser for the October 30th game VS the Wizards. Join the Operation FINALLY Home team for a fun night of basketball! A percentage of each ticket sold goes to Operation FINALLY Home Wisconsin! Go to www.tinyurl.com/buckspass and enter promo code OFH. Will be a fantastic game! "Fear the Deer!"



Operation Finally Home Wisconsin Golf Outing 2015

Thank you to Kettle Hills Golf Course and all of the volunteers and participants who made this Operation Finally Home event so special. Your generousity is greatly appreciated. You are assisting with the construction of our veterans homes. Click here for more photos from the golf event on our Facebook page.



BCMC Build Launches Live Jobsite Cameras

BCMC Build has launched a new page on its website that provides live images from the jobsite. Be sure to check it out and track the progress of the Operation Finally Home homes. Click here for photos, live from the jobsite and refreshed every 60 seconds.

Groundbreaking Operation FINALLY Home Wisconsin. Village of Jackson Wisconsin!



Operation Finally Home Wisconsin Official Reveal Video



Operation Finally Home Wisconsin Awards a Mortgage-Free home to a Deserving Veteran


Operation Finally Home Wisconsin had the honor of Awarding one of the homes to a very deserving family. Congratulations U.S. Army Sargent Drew Wroblewski and his wife Katelyn. Well Deserved!!


Operation Finally Home Wisconsin Participating in the Jackson, WI Parade this Summer



Operation Finally Home discussion with Rep. Scott Allen (R-Waukesha)



Visit to the State Capitol

Operation Finally Home Wisconsin visits the Wisconsin State Capitol

Some of the Operation Finally Home task force were asked to visit Representative Scott Allen at the Capital. Present left to right were: Tim O'Brien, David Belman, Representative Scott Allen, Kristine S. Hillmer and Ray Hoffman.
> See more on the Operation Finally Home Wisconsin Facebook page here.

Part Three: Preparing for ‘pillar’ events

JS Online - By Maureen Boylan - June 27, 2015 - Photo Credit - JS Online

997 Former U.S. Army staff sergeant Travis Palmer was led to believe they were on their way to a follow up Operation FINALLY HOME (OFH) applicant interview. Being driven by an OFH official to what was soon to become the Palmer family’s new subdivision, the vehicle passed by flag waving throngs lining the streets.

“I was told we were driving around because we were waiting for board members to show up for the interview,” Palmer said. “But I did not suspect anything out of the ordinary.”

Only when the OFH official announced, “Brother, you’re getting the home,” did Palmer realize he was being granted an OFH custom mortgage free dwelling, Palmer said.

Building homes for wounded veterans across the nation since 2005, OFH is now making a grand entrance into Wisconsin with the building of two side-by-side homes in Cranberry Creek Subdivision in Jackson, thanks to a host of local builders, suppliers, contractors and other community supporters. Latest to join the cause are Sherwin-Williams Paint Company – Milwaukee District, Water Doctors of Waukesha, Paragon Media Group, LLC in Oconomowoc, Lammscapes! in Jackson and LandMark Engineering Sciences, Inc. in Waukesha.

“It was surreal. Unbelievable,” Palmer said of “The Surprise,” one of five “pillar” OFH events. “My wife, Toniek, and I both started crying tears of joy.”

Their happiness was an unbelievable contrast to what the 41 year old father of four had endured since being severely injured while serving in Iraq.

“I only know what happened through what people told me because I blacked out. We were ambushed. I lost a guy that day. My Humvee was blown up with two 500 pound bombs underneath it. But we made it through,” Palmer said. As a result of the “horrific incident,” Palmer, of Tomball, Texas, struggles with degenerative disk disease, chronic pain, posttraumatic stress disorder and other health complications. “I have to take a lot of medicines every day,” he said.

Pillar events

For each home, national OFH works with the builder and other local OFH team members to customize events so it is personalized to their build, said Molly Halliday, OFH vice president of marketing. “From a recipient’s point of view, they really don’t know the pillar events have been established until the final step – the dedication.”

Wisconsin pillar events began with “Town Meeting” on May 27, 2015 at Metropolitan Builders Association. OFH vice president of construction Lee Kirgan was introduced before a crowd of nearly 50 building industry representatives. To create awareness for the project, Kirgan provided an overview of OFH’s mission, builds and what is needed from trades and subcontractors – from products and services to monetary contributions.

Next events are “The Surprise,” followed by “Groundbreaking Ceremony,” “Notes of Love” and “Dedication.” OFH works with builders and the community to schedule the surprise. Expected local time frame is July or August 2015. “ Successful reveal events have ranged from those coordinated around a high traffic public event with media already onsite, such as a concert or professional sports game, to those planned organically such as a combined surprise/groundbreaking at the home site,” Halliday said.

The build team meets the family for the first time at the surprise event, which is a pivotal point for the family, said Daniel Vargas, OFH vice president of family matters and community outreach. “You can actually see the change in the family starting to take place. Their stress and anxiety disappear… it’s a great way to introduce them to the community while showing America still cares.”

“This is a huge part of the family’s healing process. For Travis, it was a total surprise, as well as for his wife. She had become his caretaker and also takes care of the kids. Now, no matter what happens, they are always going to have a roof over their heads.”

> Read Full Article Here

Part Two: Selecting recipients for Milwaukee area builds

JS Online - By J.A. Berger - June 20, 2015 - Photo Credit - JS Online

“To take advantage of it, I almost felt guilty,” said medically retired Green Beret John McCrillis of being granted an ‘Operation Finally Home’ (OFH) dwelling. “You see guys who need it more, who are in worse situations.”

McCrillis, a 30 year old married father of two daughters, sustained gunshot wounds in 2011 while serving in Afghanistan. He returned home to face a grueling recovery period where he was in “no condition” to provide for his family, he said. Receiving a home gave him hope and encouragement.

“After being injured you almost accept defeat because it’s such a mentally and physically draining process of recovery. That’s why this home was critically important to me,” he said. “It was a kick, to step forward in the right direction.” Since 2005, OFH has built custom mortgage free homes across the nation for more than 60 wounded veterans and their families, with 65 more homes in the works. Now, for the first time, OFH is coming to Wisconsin.

Creating Awareness

On June 11, 2015 a ribbon cutting on a pair of donated lots in Cranberry Creek Subdivision in Jackson inaugurated the project, promoting community awareness with hopes of garnering additional support. Two side-by-side homes will be constructed by builders Belman Homes, Inc. in Waukesha and Tim O’Brien Homes, Inc. in Pewaukee. Neumann Companies of Pewaukee provided the lots.

Other supporters include Renewal by Andersen Milwaukee, Metropolitan Builders Association and Wisconsin Builders Association. Building Component Manufacturers Conference is donating lumber and windows. Additional main sponsors are Westbury Bank, Dave Jones, Inc., Dave Droegkamp Heating and Cooling, Beaudry and Associates, and Drexel Building Supply.

Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and other community leaders were on hand to lend support to the project. “Our veterans fight for all of our hopes and futures. It’s a great day when we can share back with them, hope and a future, right here in Wisconsin,” Kleefisch said.

Local OFH lead David Belman, president of Belman Homes, spoke of his gratefulness for community support. “I would like to personally thank the volunteers who have helped organize events, as well sponsors, suppliers, contractors and tradespeople who have generously stepped up to help make this project become a reality,” he said.

OFH representatives were featured in Village of Jackson Community Parade during the city’s annual “Action in Jackson” festival on June 15, 2015.

Searching for soldiers

As community supporters work to plan dual builds, national OFH is conducting a thorough search for wounded veterans in need of support.

Finding a recipient is more difficult than one would think. “When the soldiers went into the military it was to serve others,” said Molly Halliday, OFH vice president of marketing. “To turn around and be on the receiving end is something they may have a hard time accepting.” In fact, a recent OFH recipient insisted on conferring with his pastor to discern the acceptance of such a gift. The wounded veteran did not feel deserving of the home, Halliday said.

OFH’s national executive board is responsible for finding recipient families, said Daniel Vargas, OFH vice president of family matters and community outreach. “When we know a build is going to take place, we look for families who live in the area or are interested in coming back who could use a ‘hand up,’ with the support we provide,” Vargas said. The executive committee contacts U.S. Department of Defense, Veterans Administration, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, military hospitals and other military related organizations to aid in recipient search. An initial contact form is then sent. If this stage is passed, the veteran is asked to complete an application requiring extensive background information.

> Read Full Article Here

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Announce the Construction of the Homes for Operation Finally Home Wisconsin

Jackson, WI - June 12, 2015

Tim O’Brien Homes, Inc., Neumann Companies, Inc., Belman Homes, and the Metropolitan Builders Association participated in an event in Jackson, WI to announce the Operation FINALLY HOME 501(c)(3) Cranberry Creek projects. Through donations and active generosity from Belman, O’Brien, and Neumann, two homes will be built for wounded war heroes and will be given to them mortgage-free.

There was a ribbon cutting ceremony with Tim O’Brien, Matt Neumann, and David Belman to announce the construction of the homes.

Additionally, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is helping to spread the word about Operation Finally Home in their article ‘Dream Homes for Wounded Veterans: Operation Finally Home Comes to Wisconsin.’ The article details the work that the founder, Dan Wallrath, has invested into Operation Finally Home and a few stories about the soldiers that he has helped to live in worry-free homes.

> Read More on the Operation Finally Home Wisconsin Facebook Page

Part One: Beginnings of the build

JS Online - By Maureen Boylan - June 13, 2015

Medically retired Green Beret John McCrillis had a clear cut American dream. Prior to his injuries, his hopes included maintaining service to his country and starting multiple businesses upon military retirement.

But McCrillis did not dream he would sustain gunshot wounds, one to his chest and one to his leg, while trying to capture Taliban commanders in Afghanistan. He did not dream he would return home with posttraumatic stress disorder, with worries of providing for his family, and tough questions. “How do I get back to the man I used to be?” he said.

Finally, McCrillis, of San Antonio, Texas, certainly did not dream Operation Finally Home (OFH), a national, nonprofit organization headquartered in San Antonio, would change, perhaps even save his life by building him a custom mortgage free home, granting him a strong foundation to move forward with his life.

Changing the lives of wounded veterans across the nation since 2005, OFH now debuts in Wisconsin, thanks to a host of builders, contractors and other community supporters who are donating time and materials to the cause. Leading the way are Belman Homes in Waukesha, Tim O’Brien Homes in Pewaukee, and Neumann Companies, also in Pewaukee.

Each homebuilder is building a house on a pair of lots in Cranberry Creek Subdivision in Jackson, and lots are being provided by Neumann. Local supporters include Renewals by Andersen Milwaukee, Metropolitan Builders Association and Wisconsin Builders Association. Building Component Manufacturers Conference (BCMC) is donating lumber and windows. Some other main sponsors are Westbury Bank, Dave Jones, Inc., Dave Droegkamp Heating and Cooling, Beaudry and Associates, and Drexel Building Supply.

> Read Full Article Here

Operation Finally Home featured on The Morning Blend




Learn more about Operation Finally Home in Wisconsin

  • Operation Finally Home provides mortgage free homes to Wounded War Veterans to help them return home and begin a more normal life
  • First time this project is being done in Wisconsin
  • Over 60 homes have been completed through the program and 65 are being planned throughout the USA
  • 2 Homes are being built in Wisconsin
  • Belman Homes and Tim O’Brien Homes are the builders
  • Project will be in Cranberry Creek in Jackson Wi. Lots 14 and 15
  • Neumann Companies generously donated the lots

You Can Help Operation Finally Home

  • Cash donations that go toward materials and labor for the project
  • Donations of materials or labor to build the homes
  • Volunteers to help create fund raising events on behalf of Operation Finally Home
  • Support from the Community of the Project-Tell everyone you know about it. It is an amazing Charity. See if you can reach out to your groups: Churches, VFW’s, Chambers, etc. to put on fundraising events for Operation Finally Home.

Events for Operation Finally Home

  • The Surprise - The recipient is told they have been selected to receive a home
  • Ground breaking Ceremony - Builders, sponsors, and community leaders kick off the project at the site
  • Notes of Love - Sponsors may write a personal message on the studs of the home to the family
  • Dedication event - Sponsors, family, and the builder celebrate the completion of the home

Operation Finally Home is a nonprofit 501(c)3 that relies on donations from corporate sponsors, builders, suppliers, and members of the community. The Wisconsin Builders Association and the Metropolitan Builders Association are supporting the project. A housing study by the SBCA is being done on both the homes to show the labor and material usage on a stick built vs. panelized home in conjunction with their Annual Conference which is held in Wisconsin this year. The homes will be started in August 2015 and framing will take place in October 2015.

Click here to follow Operation Finally Home on Facebook.

If you would like more information or to make a donation, please call us at: 262-522-3624






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