About

Operation FINALLY HOME was established in 2005 as a nonpartisan/nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. In 2015 Operation FINALLY HOME is celebrating 10 years of providing custom-built, mortgage-free homes to America’s military heroes and the widows of the fallen, those who have worn America’s uniform and sacrificed so much to defend our freedoms and values. Operation FINALLY HOME partners with corporate sponsors, builder associations, builders, developers, individual contributors, and volunteers to help America’s military heroes and their families transition to the home front by addressing one of their most pressing needs—a home to call their own. To find out more, visit OperationFinallyHome.org.

Our Mission

At Operation FINALLY HOME, we provide custom-built, mortgage free homes to America’s military Heroes and the widows of the fallen, those who have worn America’s uniform and sacrificed so much to defend our freedoms and values. We bring together corporate sponsors, builder associations, builders, developers, individual contributors, and volunteers to help these heroes and their families transition to the home front by addressing one of their most pressing needs – a home to call their own.

Our Vision

With faith in God and determined action, we will have hundreds of homes built annually across the nation for our Heroes, those who have sacrificed while wearing America’s uniform in defense of our freedoms and values, helping them get their lives back on track after the hardships they have faced. We want Operation FINALLY HOME to be a nationally recognized charity and a household name that inspires others to help in our cause.

Our Management Team and Staff

Dan Wallrath

President / Founder
713-875-0265 Dan.Wallrath@operationfinallyhome.org

Russell L. Carroll

Executive Director
615-969-9988 615-732-6143 Rusty.Carroll@operationfinallyhome.org

Daniel Vargas

Vice President Community Outreach
830-214-4224 830-632-6702 Daniel.Vargas@operationfinallyhome.org

Dr. Larry Adams-Thompson

Vice President Family Matters
830-312-1415 Larry.Adams-Thompson@operationfinallyhome.org

Lee Kirgan

Vice President Construction
903-644-1788 Lee.Kirgan@operationfinallyhome.org

Lisa Bergen-Wilson

Vice President Advancement and Donor Relations
615-507-0697 Lisa.Bergen-Wilson@operationfinallyhome.org

Molly Halliday

Vice President Marketing
615-414-9004 615-732-6142 Molly.Halliday@operationfinallyhome.org

Ashleigh Chesser

Director of Administration and Controller
806-441-5712 Ashleigh.Chesser@operationfinallyhome.org

Ronnie Lyles

Project Manager
469-387-3292 Ronnie.Lyles@operationfinallyhome.org

Jennifer Brown

Case Manager
Jennifer.Brown@operationfinallyhome.org

Deb Kane

Case Manager
Deb.Kane@operationfinallyhome.org

Our Board of Directors

Carol and Dan Wallrath

Chairman of the Board
President and Founder Operation FINALLY HOME

Russell L. Carroll

Board VIce President
Executive Director Operation FINALLY HOME

Terry A. Collins

Board Treasurer
President and Owner Dynamic Builders

Charles Arnold

Board Secretary
Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer - Westbound Bank

Aaron Wallrath

Taylor Morrison

Chris Larson-Mazyn

Kiva Kitchen & Bath

Lana and Gary Henley

President and Owner Henley Homes Inc.

J.R. Martinez

Actor, Motivational Speaker, and former U.S. Army Veteran

Major General Jerry Icenhower

United States Army Reserves (retired)

Ken Smith

Vice President Luminant

Murphy Yates

President and Owner Harbour Classic Builders

Toni Collett

Owner Hurricane Construction

Lt. General Willie Williams

United States Marine Corps (retired)

Financial Information

Operation Finally Home maintains a system of internal accounting controls designed to provide reasonable assurance that transactions are properly executed and recorded in all material aspects. Assets are safeguarded and established policies and procedures are carefully followed. 990s are filed with the Internal Revenue Service and are available to view here. Contact Ashleigh Chesser at 806-441-5712 or by email at Ashleigh.Chesser@operationfinallyhome.org for more detailed financial information on our organization.