Sullivan Brothers Builders Receives Award for Community Improvement

Sullivan Brothers Builders was recently honored with the 40th Annual Houston Heights Association Community Improvement Award in the new residential construction category. Presented at the Heights Association Volunteer Appreciation & Community Improvement Awards Dinner.

Online PR News – 26-February-2014 – Holuston/Texas – HOUSTON , TX, February 25, 2014 —Sullivan Brothers Builders was recently honored with the 40th Annual Houston Heights Association Community Improvement Award in the new residential construction category. This award was presented at the 40th Annual Houston Heights Association Volunteer Appreciation & Community Improvement Awards Dinner, which occurred on February 23rd.

Sullivan Brothers Builders received this prestigious award in recognition of their near complete new home development in the 300 block of 17th Street—the former location of the vacant Cooley Elementary School in The Heights.

“Receiving this prestigious award is truly an honor for Sullivan Brothers Builders,” said John Sullivan, vice-president of Sullivan Brothers Builders. “This is a real testament to our construction practices of building vintage character homes that derive their essence from great, historic neighborhoods like The Heights. Within this neighborhood, we have successfully blended ‘new-old’ home construction with state-of-the-art, eco-smart practices—like Energy Guard Foam Insulation, high-efficiency zoned heating/cooling systems, tankless hot water heaters, double-paned insulated windows and reclaimed flooring and exterior brick—while remaining true to the character of The Heights.”

This honor is the second time Sullivan Brothers Builders has been awarded this prestigious award. In 2007, Sullivan Brothers Builders was recognized for their beautification and transformation of the 500 block of 23rd Street from old warehouses to a thriving community featuring southern-style architecture with welcoming front porches and landscaped lawns.

The State of Texas recently granted the historic designation to the Cooley School site and the historic marker dedication is planned for this autumn in order to coincide with the 100 year anniversary of the school.

About Sullivan Brothers Builders
Founded in 1997, Sullivan Brothers Builders (SBB) constructs “new, old homes” with modern conveniences and efficiencies in charming, architecturally-accurate home designs. Every home constructed by Sullivan Brothers Builders honors and compliments the design and character of historic homes seen throughout the Old South. SBB’s dedication to New Urbanism principles of sustainable communities are reflected in the quality and character of each and every home. Other current housing developments of SBB are Evia on Galveston Island and Harper Woods in Springwoods Village (located near the planned new corporate campus of Exxon Mobile in Spring). For more information, please see www.SBBtexascom.

About The Houston Heights
Founded in 1891, The Houston Heights is one of the earliest planned communities in Texas and is located 4 miles northwest of Downtown Houston. A National Geographic article says "stroll the area's broad, tree-canopied esplanades and side streets dotted with homes dating from the early 1900s and you may think you've landed in a small town." The Houston Heights is bounded by Interstate 10 on the south, North Shepherd Drive on the west, Interstate 610 on the north and both North Main and Studewood Streets on the east.

About The Houston Heights Association
The Houston Heights Association (HHA) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit civic organization that promotes and fosters friendship, goodwill and community spirit within and around the Houston Heights. Proceeds from membership dues, sponsorships, donations, and fundraising events go directly into the community for beautification, restoration, and maintenance of the Heights Boulevard esplanade, Marmion and Donovan parks, and the Houston Heights City Hall & Fire Station.

Additionally and among its many other endeavors, HHA is the driving force behind the neighborhood’s revitalization by addressing community needs, such as deed restrictions, crime prevention, and land use.