About

Operation FINALLY HOME was established in 2005 as a nonpartisan/nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and has already had a significant impact across the country. To date, we have over 250 home projects completed or in planning in 33 states 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. While we are very proud of the work we have been able to do, we are keenly aware that there is much more to be done.

 

Our Mission & Vision

At Operation FINALLY HOME, we provide homes and home modifications to America’s military Heroes and the widows of the fallen who have sacrificed so much to defend our freedoms and values.  We bring together corporate sponsors, builder associations, builders, remodelers, developers, individual contributors, and volunteers to help these Heroes and their families by addressing one of their most pressing needs – a place to call home.

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 Team & Staff

Russell L. Carroll

Executive Director

615-969-9988 (cell)

615-732-6143 (office)

Molly Halliday

Senior Vice President Marketing and Project Management

615-414-9004 (cell)

615-732-6142 (office)

Lee Kirgan

Vice President Project Management

903-644-1788

Ashleigh Chesser

Director of Administration and Controller

806-441-5712

Katie Herries

Director of Donor Engagement

(512) 970-3114

Ronnie Lyles

Project Manager

469-387-3292

Deb Kane

Case Manager

830-302-0100

Ruth Coffman

Case Manager

830-243-0115

Chris Reiley

Donor Relations and Finance Coordinator

Meredith Hill

Donor Engagement

210-240-1708

Board of Directors

Dan Wallrath

Co-Chairman of the Board
Founder:
Operation FINALLY HOME
New Braunfels, TX

Carol Wallrath

Board Member
Co-Founder:
Operation FINALLY HOME
New Braunfels, TX

Aaron Wallrath

Co-Chairman of the Board
Aaron Wallrath Custom Homes
Celina, TX

Major General Jerry Icenhower

Vice Chairman of Board
United States Army (retired)
Houston, TX

Charles Arnold

Board Secretary
EVP & Chief Credit Officer: Westbound Bank (Retired)
Austin, TX

Terry A. Collins

Board Treasurer
President and Owner: Dynamic Builders
Houston, TX

Gary Henley

Board Member
President and Owner: Henley Homes, Inc.
Austin, TX

Ken Smith

Board Member
Vice President of Construction: Luminant (Retired)
Dallas, TX

Lana Henley

Board Member
Henley Homes, Inc.
Austin, TX

Larry Adams-Thompson

Board Member
United States Army (retired)
Waco, TX

Toni Collett

Board Member
Owner: Hurricane Construction
Houston, TX

Advisory Board

Allison Hickey

Under Secretary for Benefits VBA and USAF Brigadier General (Ret.)
Arlington, VA

Chris Larson-Mayzn

Expressions Home Gallery
Houston, TX

Ed & Elizabeth Horne

Developers – Santa Rita Ranch
Austin, TX

Eddie Martin

Tilson Homes
Houston, TX

Kristen Bryan

Southern Living
Birmingham, AL

Matt Belcher

Verdatek Solutions LLC
St. Louis, MO

Mike Bucchi

USN Vice Admiral (Ret.)
Indianapolis, IN

Murphy Yates

Harbour Classic Homes
Houston, TX

Phil Crone

Dallas Builders Association
Dallas, TX

Scott Norman

Texas Association of Builders
Austin, TX

Willie Williams

USMC LtGen (Ret.)
Huntsville, AL

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