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)

Dr. Larry Adams-Thompson

Senior Vice President Family Matters and Veteran Outreach


Molly Halliday

Senior Vice President Marketing and Project Management

615-414-9004 (cell)

615-732-6142 (office)

Daniel Vargas

Vice President Community Outreach

830-214-4224 (cell)

830-632-6702 (office)

Lee Kirgan

Vice President Construction and Project Management


Ashleigh Chesser

Director of Administration and Controller


Katie Herries

Director of Donor Engagement

(512) 970-3114

Ronnie Lyles

Project Manager


David Royal, Col. US Air Force (ret)

Case Manager


Deb Kane

Case Manager


Ruth Coffman

Case Manager


Chris Reiley

Donor Relations and Finance Coordinator

Meredith Hill

Donor Engagement


Board of Directors

Dan Wallrath

Co-Chairman of the Board


Carol Wallrath

Board Member


Aaron Wallrath

Co-Chairman of the Board

Aaron Wallrath Custom Homes

Major General Jerry Icenhower

Vice Chairman of Board

United States Army (retired)

Charles Arnold

Board Secretary

Terry A. Collins

Board Treasurer

President and Owner:
Dynamic Builders

Gary Henley

Board Member

President and Owner:
Henley Homes Inc.

Lana Henley

Board Member

Henley Homes Inc.

J.R. Martinez

Board Member

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

Ken Smith

Board Member

Toni Collett

Board Member

Hurricane Construction

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