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Operation: Coming Home and Mattamy Homes Hold Flag Raising for Combat Wounded Veteran

Categories: Events, Hometown Heroes, In The News, News, Operation: Coming Home | Posted: September 11, 2018

Mattamy, formerly Royal Oaks, proudly carries on the tradition with construction underway on home for American hero and Purple Heart recipient

Raleigh, NC – (Sept. 11, 2018) – Combat wounded veteran, US Marine Corps Corporal (Cpl.) Nate Rodgers and his family will soon have a new place to call home thanks to Operation: Coming Home – a joint volunteer project – and Mattamy Homes, formerly Royal Oaks.

Cpl. Rodgers and his family were honored Tuesday, Sept. 11, at a special flag raising ceremony, as Mattamy Homes continues construction on what will be his new home in Sonoma Springs. The home is located at 4032 Bostwyck Drive, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526.

“We are honored to carry on the tradition set forth by Royal Oaks and commit our time and resources to partner with Operation: Coming Home to build an exceptional home for such an extremely deserving American hero,” said Rich Van Tassel, Raleigh division president for Mattamy Homes. “It is our hope that this home will provide a place for the Rodgers family to make cherished memories for years to come.”

Cpl. Rodgers served in the US Marine Corps in the communications division as a radio operator with his twin brother Matt Rodgers. During his second tour in Fallujah with Combat Logistics Battalion 8, Cpl. Rodgers sustained traumatic brain injury, hearing loss, a back injury, and shrapnel wounds when his vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device.

The project is a result of Operation Coming Home, a joint volunteer project led by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County (HBA), the United States Veterans Corps (USVC) and companies such as Mattamy Homes that build and donate homes for disabled combat veterans.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Operation: Coming Home, and Cpl. Rodgers’ home will be the ninth home donated to wounded veterans by Royal Oaks, now a division of Mattamy Homes.

The Rodgers family will be presented with keys to their brand-new home during a large, military-style celebration on Nov. 8.

About Mattamy Homes

Mattamy Homes is the largest privately owned homebuilder in North America, with a 40-year history of operations across the United States and Canada. Every year, Mattamy helps 7,000 families realize their dream of home ownership. In the United States, the company is represented in 10 markets –Charlotte, Raleigh, Phoenix, Tucson, Jacksonville, Orlando (where its US head office is located), Tampa, Sarasota, Naples and Southeast Florida – and in Canada, those communities stretch across the Greater Toronto Area, as well as in Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton. For more information, visit

About Operation: Coming Home

Operation: Coming Home is a joint volunteer project by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County (HBA), and various area nonprofits and businesses. The project builds and donates homes for disabled combat veterans who have served in the Middle East, after a selection committee interviews candidates to determine the best fit. Royal Oaks Homes has worked with Operation: Coming Home for 10 years and donated nine homes. Mattamy Homes, the new parent company of Royal Oaks, will continue the longstanding partnership helping to build homes for wounded veterans. For more information, visit

About the HBA

The Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County (HBA) is the voice of the home building industry throughout Wake County, and provides members opportunities for business development, education, professional growth, networking and community involvement. The membership, comprised of builders, remodelers, developers, and sales & marketing professionals, is affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders, which represents over 160,000-member companies nationwide. Currently the HBA is the second largest home builders association in the country. The members of the HBA are building excellence together for the neighborhoods and communities of tomorrow. For more information, visit


How Does Royal Oaks Support Hometown Heroes?

Categories: Hometown Heroes, New Homes in Raleigh, Operation: Coming Home, Royal Oaks Homes | Posted: May 9, 2017

Hometown Heroes


Royal Oaks builds in great communities in the Raleigh and Fayetteville areas, and we are grateful to support the people who help keep those communities running.

Beyond just saying “Thank You”, members of the armed forces (active, retired or reserve), police officers, firefighters, and educators deserve endless gratitude for their hard work and dedication. As our way of showing thanks, Royal Oaks Homes is proud to offer a $1,500 discount to our Hometown Heroes. Please see a New Home Specialist  if you’d like to know more.

Royal Oaks is also a proud member of Operation: Coming Home, an organization which builds and donates homes with the help of local homebuilders and subcontractors. The mission of this project is to aid a local military service member who was severely wounded in combat, by fulfilling his/her family’s desire to live the American Dream of homeownership. Currently, we are involved in Operation: Coming Home Hero Home XV  in our Sonoma Springs community in Fuquay-Varina.  We are building a custom home for U.S. Marine Sgt. Brandon Temple, a Purple Heart recipient. He and his family are looking forward to having the opportunity to settle down in a home of their own.

We don’t just build here… we live here, work here and play here, too. Being a good neighbor is a vital part of our mission at Royal Oaks Homes. And it’s our goal to be the best builder and neighbor we can be.

Especially as we head in to Memorial Day, we hope you’ll join us in saluting the Hometown Heroes that make these communities the safe places we call “home”.