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CBHarper New Braunfels & Habitat for Humanity 2017

Each year the Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® New Braunfels office works directly with the Comal County Habitat for Humanity to give back to the community by decorating and securing sponsorships for home-studs.
Martha and her family are ready for homeownership and need help to complete their dream. Their home is scheduled for Autumn of 2017. In order to frame a Comal County Habitat for Humanity home, they need over 300 studs ( 2 x 4 x 92-5/8″ wood).  You can partner with Martha and Habitat by sponsoring a stud for $200. With your sponsorship, you can take a stud home or to your organization and decorate it. Then return your decorated stud back to Comal Habitat by September 15th. Your decorated stud will be used to frame Martha’s Habitat home. 

*The studs will be available for pick-up at the Comal County Habitat for Humanity office at 1269 Industrial Drive, New Braunfels, Texas  9:00am – 4:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday before September 15th.

Meanwhile, the folks at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper Realtors New Braunfels celebrate with great enthusiasm”Paint Your Stud Day”.  Our local Comal County Habitat for Humanity is getting ready for the NEXT home for us to help build. The donations for these studs will be able to purchase $1,400 of building supplies.

“We love our local Habitat families!” says Julie Gezella, VP of Residential Sales for the Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® New Braunfels office.


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Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® New Braunfels Sales Office
532 S. Seguin, New Braunfels, TX 78130

(830) 608-5400 office
(830) 608-5480 fax

Opening Doors & Giving Back

IMG_3805Wednesday, December 2nd — New Braunfel’s Herald Zeitung published a front page article featuring our Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® New Braunfels Office. The students at New Braunfels Lone Star Elementary put their imaginations to use, spotlighting a cause our New Braunfels office is actively involved in – Comal County Habitat for Humanity Neighborhood Revitalization Program.

Lone Star elementary teamed up with Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® New Braunfels Office for the program – a holistic approach that expands Habitat for Humanity’s traditional partnership with new homeowners and volunteers, including neighbors for a Unknownbroader impact.

Recently Habitat worked with various community leaders to determine what part they would like to play in the project. After talking with Lone Star Elementary, the staff members decided to help by holding a themed door decorating contest at the school – “Opening Doors of Opportunity.” At least one door was decorated by every grade and will be displayed at the Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® New Braunfel’s Office located at 532 S. Seguin Avenue.

Unknown-5In the article published by the Herald Zeitung, executive director of Comal County Habitat for Humanity Nathan Weir said, “The kids had a great time and did a wonderful job of capturing the theme by incorporating many of the key Habitat concepts in their projects.” He continued by adding, “Now that the doors are complete, they will be put on display at the Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Offices from Dec. 8 through the 14th, and be a part of the yearly silent auction benefiting Comal County Habitat for Humanity.”

Weir went on to say that the entire community is invited to stop by the office on 532 S. Seguin Avenue to view and vote for their favorite door or other auction items. Anyone who stops by on Dec. 8th between 4-6 p.m. for the office’s appreciation event will be treated to special holiday beverages and food.

After all of the votes are in and counted, the D’Ann Harper office will present the winning classrooms that decorated with a prize. “Our hope was to get that word out about our program, and also show off the kids’ skills,” Weir said. “We just did this project with one school this year, but we love to open this up to many schools and make it bigger. Our whole intent though was to make the Neighborhood Revitalization Program known, and get the kids and parents to ask questions.”

Unknown-2Madeline Hezel, a fifth grader at Lone Star Elementary, said her favorite part of the project was working on the door together as a class. “The theme of our door was to not lose hope, ” Hezel said. “I liked the way everyone showed their creativity, and made each of their doors special. Every door holds a different destiny.”

For more information about the Comal County Habitat for Humanity Neighborhood Revitalization Program, visit www.comalhabitat.org or stop by the Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® New Braunfels Office:


1Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® New Braunfels

532 S. Seguin Rd., New Braunfels, TX 78130

Phone: (830) 608-5400

Fax: (830) 608-5480


Julie GezellaJulie Gezella,

Vice President of Residential Sales, New Braunfels Office



CBHarper competes in Mudd Volleyball

The first annual Mudd Volleyball Tournament, held by Comal County Habitat for Humanity, started promptly at Saturday morning and lasted well into the afternoon at River City Range in New Braunfels. The weather, though temperatures reached the high 80s, couldn’t have been better for some friendly volleyball in the mud. To play in the tournament, people could register in co-ed teams of six to 10 members and had to be at least 14-years-old to participate.

Each team was guaranteed at least six games to play, and although the organizers kept score, the purpose of the tournament was strictly recreational. The winning teams advanced to the playoffs, and then the final undefeated team was named the winner of the tournament. During the day, participants and observers could purchase food, drinks and T-shirts to remember the muddy afternoon.

This year, the tournament was a fundraiser to raise money for Comal County Habitat for Humanity. Clint Cronin, a board of director and president of Comal County Habitat for Humanity, said the nonprofit organization has built at least 30 homes in the community since 1993. Their goal this year is to build four houses, which is two more than the organization normally builds every year.

photo1With the funds raised from the Mudd Volleyball Tournament, as well as from four other signature events during the year, Comal County Habitat for Humanity hopes to achieve this goal. Cronin, who has been a volunteer at the organization for the last 10 years, and the president for the last two, is confident they can make that happen.

“This event exposes Habitat for Humanity in the community, which is good for us,” Cronin said. “We might not be seen at other activities, so this event is a great opportunity for us to get the word out. In a growing community, there is a need here, and we are trying to satisfy it. Today, people are having a great time playing in the mud and water and enjoying the companionship. Everyone always has more fun in a group.”

Cronin firmly believes that Comal County Habitat for Humanity, and the many events put on throughout the year, could not exist without the continued support of the community and the volunteers who selflessly give their time.

Nathan Weir, the executive director at Comal County Habitat for Humanity, agrees with Cronin and hopes to see the event grow exponentially next year.

“We have 14 teams this year, and we hope to have double next year,” Weir said. “We wanted to give this event a shot because it’s an event that hits a different demographic. Also, it was publicized as a recreational event and not something too competitive, so you don’t have to be a super volleyball star to play. There are some new people who have seen it and are already planning on playing next year. So that makes me happy.”

Marzena Marroguin, a New Braunfels resident who participated in the tournament with her twin sister and friends from church, is already making plans to get another team together next year.

“Well, we all go to church together and fellowship together, and this is good for the community,” Marroguin said. “It’s fun, it’s teamwork and we always want to get together and help where we are needed. We’re getting muddy for a mission.”

Unfortunately, our CBHarper team only won 2 out of 6 games, but fun was had all around! Great job everyone for a great cause!

For more information about Comal County Habitat for Humanity and the upcoming events, visit their website at www.comalhabitat.org.