May 20, 2019

Let's Go House Shopping!

If you're still renting and think owning a home is out of your reach, now may be a good time to give some of our amazing local lenders a call.
HomesFund has a great down payment assistance program that can go with many traditional mortgages and allows many people to get into a home with very little money out of pocket. Credit problems? They can help with those too. Make plans to attend their next Homebuyer Education class on June 8th. Of course, I am ready to work for you as well. It doesn't cost you anything to have a Realtor(R) represent you as a buyer, and I'm happy to help guide you through that process.
Give these folks a call and see how they can help you buy a home!
Nick Johnson
Brenna MorlanSouthwest Colorado Federal Credit Union 970-382-3069


Survey: Consumers Say Owning is Easier Than Renting




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May 5, 2019

Volunteers - Heart of the BH4H Family

Thank you to the Building Homes For Heroes® Volunteers!


Posted in Jon Sigillito
April 5, 2019

The Highest Rating Earned AGAIN!

A New Year - Another 4 Star Charity Navigator Rating


Building Homes for Heroes® (BH4H) is an organization that is an important part of my life.  So it is with great excitement that we can once again claim a Four Star Rating from Charity Navigator.  This is the highest rating that Charity Navigator can bestow on a non-profit.

Why isn't based on more recent data? 


The Charity Navigator logo and tag line speak for itself. This organization is truly anyone's guide to intelligent giving and provides transparent information to know exactly where your donations go.  



"Founded in 2006, Building Homes for Heroes is strongly committed to rebuilding lives and supporting the brave men and women who were injured while serving the country during the time of the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. The organization builds or modifies homes, and gifts them, mortgage-free, to veterans and their families. These homes not only help to remove the family's financial burden, they help to restore the individual's freedom, and enable the veteran to lead a more independent and productive civilian life. It's our honor to support the men and women who have loyally and courageously served our country."



Thank you to all Building Homes for Heroes® supporters, we couldn't do this without you! 



*“One Home Every 11 Days | Building Homes for Heroes | Valley Stream, NY.” Building Homes For Heroes, Charity Navigator,*

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March 27, 2019

What It Means to Give Back to Our Veterans


Building Homes For Heroes® founder and CEO Andy Pujol, along with veteran USAF Captain Nathan Nelson and Jennifer Nelson, were on Fox & Friends! 

Andy tells us how the organization was started and talks about all it has accomplished up until now. He explains what it means to give back. 

Veteran Nathan discusses how the mortgage-free home has changed his life as well as his families. He discusses his journey in recovering from his injuries and has pursued a career while continuing to serve as a Director of Military Affairs.



To watch the full episode of the five-part series premiering on Fox Nation, visit




Posted in Jon Sigillito
March 27, 2019

Building Homes for Heroes and Fox Nation


The five-part series on Building Homes for Heroes is now available to watch on Fox Nation! 

Hosted by Lauren Simonetti of Fox Business News. The series focuses on five inspiring veterans, including an episode on the Founder, CEO and Proud Volunteer, Andy Pujol. 

Fox Nation is providing free trials to its online subscription service. 

To watch the full episodes and to learn more, visit:


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March 22, 2019

One Mortgage-Free Home Gifting Every 11 Days

Each year Building Homes for Heroes® continues to gift mortgage-free homes to our countries veterans who were injured in combat. Last year was a big year for this Four Star Charity Navigator organization and the mission continues in 2019. 

Building Homes for Heroes® met their 2018 goal by gifting 1 mortgage-free home every 11 days and continue to strive to meet this goal. 

As a founding member, I know we couldn't do this without all the support we have received and continue to receive. We will continue to serve our veterans and Gold Star Families. 

Thank you for all who have joined us on this journey. 



Posted in Jon Sigillito
March 21, 2019

Building Homes for Heroes 5-Part Series Premieres on Fox Nation


Building Homes for Heroes® announces that a five-part series of the organization will premiere on Fox Nation beginning today March 21, 2019

Hosted by Lauren Simonetti of Fox Business News, the series focuses on five of our amazing veterans, plus an episode on our Founder, CEO and Proud Volunteer, Andy Pujol.

Thank you to our amazing veterans!

  • USAF Captain Nathan Nelson
  • USMC Sergeant Kirstie Ennis
  • Army Staff Sergeant Aaron Hale
  • USMC Sergeant Greg Caron
  • Army Master Sergeant George Vera 
Posted in Jon Sigillito
March 19, 2019

BH4H to Ring NYSE Opening Bell


Building Homes For Heroes® to ring the opening bell for the New York Stock Exchange

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Feb. 28, 2019

Home Gifting and Honoring Those Who Give


Building Homes for Heroes® is an organization known for their commitment and support to our men and women veterans who bravely served our country and were injured in combat. All of this would not be possible if it weren't for our donors. 



Pictured above are a few of our current attendees from the Building Homes For Heroes® 2019 Honoree Dinner. Tom Greco (top left), CEO of Advance Auto Parts, John and Brittany Force (left center) from Force Racing were some to just name a few. Also in attendance, USMC Sgt. Kirstie Ennis (right center) and Army Staff Sgt. Aaron Hale, (left center) Building Homes for Heroes past home recipients. This year's Honoree Dinner was hosted by Liz Claman, (top right) Fox News.

Thank you to all of our supporters and veterans.

Thank you Truck Hero for being the dinners biggest sponsor.



New initiatives are planned for 2019 and will be shared as this year rolls out. One focus is to build continued support and expand outdoor rehabilitation, recreational activities, and team building activities. Above is Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry congratulating 2018 Invictus Games Gold Medal performer, Army MSG George Vera. 



Annual Team Building 2018!

Posted in Jon Sigillito
Feb. 22, 2019

Ready to Buy?

For those of you still considering if you're ready to make the step from renter to homeowner, here's some information that may help in that decision.
Thanks Nick Johnson at Bank of the San Juans for sharing this!


Many home buyers go at it without having a Realtor (R) represent them because they think it will cost them. Not so! Commission is typically paid by the Seller, so there's no need to forgo having someone who is looking out for YOUR best interests and representing YOU in the transaction. No need to worry through the contracts, inspections and contingencies on your own--give me a call today and let's get you into your dream home! 970-444-2519
I work with Buyers and Sellers!

Durango CO and Bayfield CO Homes For Sale Ellie Flake. I offer professional, personalized services for buyers and sellers and specialize in residential, rural and agricultural properties. Contact me for real estate information in Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio, Mancos, CO and surrounding areas.  Ellie Flake 970-444-2519

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