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Mattamy Homes and Operation: Coming Home Deliver Keys to 18th Hero Home

Categories: Events, Operation: Coming Home | Posted: November 14, 2018

Mattamy, formerly Royal Oaks, proudly carries on the tradition by completing the construction on home for American Hero and Purple Heart recipient

RALEIGH, NCNov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Combat wounded veteran, US Marine Corps Corporal (Cpl.) Nate Rogers and his family have a new place to call home thanks to Operation: Coming Home. By joining forces, the Operation: Coming Home team and Mattamy Homes, made Cpl. Rogers and his family proud homeowners when they presented them keys to their new home on November 9, 2018.

This year marks the 10th anniversary and 18th Hero Home for Operation: Coming Home, and Cpl. Rogers’ home will be the ninth home donated to wounded veterans by Mattamy Homes, formerly Royal Oaks. The mission of Operation Coming Home is to improve and enhance the lives of military service members by giving them the opportunity to own a home. “Hero Homes” are built for severely injured combat veterans who have recently returned home from active duty in the Middle East.

“Mattamy Homes is honored to build an exceptional home for such an extremely deserving American hero and his family,” said Rich Van Tassel, Raleigh division president for Mattamy Homes. “By carrying on the tradition set forth by Royal Oaks and committing our time and resources, it is our hope that this home will provide a place for the Rogers family to make cherished memories for many years to come.”

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

Joining Rich Van Tassel to present the keys to Cpl. Rogers was North Carolina Governor, Roy CooperFuquay-VarinaMayor John Byrne, Wake County Commissioner Sig Hutchinson, 2018 HBA Vice President Gaye Burwell Orr and Executive Director, U.S. Veterans Corps Andrew Ladner.

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

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, RaleighPhoenixTucsonJacksonvilleOrlando (where its US head office is located), TampaSarasotaNaples and Southeast Florida – and in Canada, those communities stretch across the Greater Toronto Area, as well as in OttawaCalgary and Edmonton. For more information, visit

About Operation: Coming Home
Operation: Coming Home is a joint volunteer project by the Home Builders Association of RaleighWake 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 nine 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 RaleighWake 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

SOURCE Mattamy Homes Limited

Tips for Designing Your Home with Timeless Style

Categories: Blog, Home Buying Tips, Interior Design | Posted: November 8, 2018

Designing a home can be challenging, especially if you’re the kind of person looking for a low maintenance style that can endure the years. But it’s not easy to execute a timeless design. It’s easy to fall into trends that become outdated fads or over accessorizing a room until it becomes a cluttered mess.

To help you avoid all that, here are five general tips for creating a timeless home design.

Keep Your Home Fad-Free

This may be the most obvious piece of advice in this article. If you’re looking for a timeless style that requires no fuss or work year to year, stay away from fads. You may love a sleek and severe minimalist look right now, but it’s certainly not going to be in style forever.

Make Sure Your Designs are Functional

Each furniture piece should serve a purpose. In the same vein of creating a fad-free home, it’s best to make sure your furniture makes sense in the room. Ornate, fragile side tables or never-sat-in designer chairs may not factor into a timeless design.

Choose Subtle Patterns and Colors

Busy or decorative patterns and accessories can give your room a cluttered, outdated feel. Certain colors may be in style one year and suddenly out the next; don’t be caught with a pale green couch that’s horribly out of style within a year. Though these colors or patterns may appeal to you at a certain point, they certainly won’t stand the test of time.

Let Your Fabrics Bring a Room to Life

Painting and wallpapering are hassles, and it’s just not practical to put on a fresh coat each year. So instead of painting a bright accent wall that may not feel right a few years from now, use throw pillows, rugs, and drapes for that pop of color. It’s easier to change out these fabrics than it is to change wall color or carpeting.

Simplify Major Furniture

By major furniture, we mean sofas, dining room tables, and bed frames. If you simplify these pieces of furniture, you can use other elements in the room to add personal style without overdoing it. Simple furniture tends to be timeless and classic, whereas hyper-modern, antique, or ornate furniture can seem outdated or fussy.

Home design is a delicate balance of welcoming aesthetic and personal style. If you’re looking for a low-maintenance, timeless design, follow these tips. You can create a balanced room without clutter or antiquated style. Imagine how relaxed you’ll feel each time you enter your perfectly timeless room.

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