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5. What are some of the new developments in store that will improve the quality of life in Odessa?

Since Betenbough Homes’ mission is build, serve, impact, we continually seek ways to improve our community. We currently build in North Park, located in north Odessa, and have recently made a donation to improve Lawndale Park, which is situated in the middle of our North Park community. In September, we donated $180,000 to the Odessa Parks Foundation to make improvements to the park. This will include new playground equipment and a parking lot.

We also host several free community-wide events throughout the year to express our appreciation to Odessans for allowing our company to build and live here. This past spring we hosted a ladies DIY craft event, where ladies were able to enjoy a morning of pampering. In December we will host our annual Christmas event, which features complimentary photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, children’s crafts, and other family activities. This event will be open for all to attend and is a way for our employees to meet Odessa families and kick-off the holidays.

6. Betenbough Homes is one of the most affordable new home developers in the market. What strategies do you have in place to offer these competitive prices?

Betenbough Homes is a systems builder, which means we have numerous systems in place to construct our homes. Our even flow system ensures the home is completed in a timely manner and affords our home buyers the benefit of knowing when their home will close. Our engineered roof trusses and advanced framing system ensure the home is built to the exact specifications and highest-quality. Many of our construction elements are certified by licensed engineers including the concrete foundation and engineered roof trusses, further ensuring quality. Due to the volume of homes we build, we’re able to provide high-quality products in our homes. Our volume allows us the opportunity to negotiate with suppliers and vendors to provide luxury products, while not increasing prices for our homeowners. For example, granite is included in the kitchen and bathrooms of all our homes. Kohler fixtures and Frigidaire Gallery® appliances are also offered in every home, creating a luxury feel to our homes, while maintaining affordable costs to our customers.

Our homes are also energy efficient, which provides cost savings to our homeowners. Our advanced framing system, engineered roof trusses, Energy Star® windows, energy efficient lighting, Energy Star® appliances, water conserving fixtures, and eco-friendly cabinetry, are all practices and products we have chosen to provide a more cost effective home that is better for the environment.

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