Bluegreen Communities® (NYSE:BXG), a developer of premier master-planned communities, is pleased to announce its participation in Operation FINALLY HOME. The organization, founded by Houston’s Bay Area Builders Association and sponsored by the NAPE Expo, the world’s largest oil and gas exposition, honors wounded and disabled veterans and widows of fallen soldiers with new homes.

Bluegreen Communities is working with the NAPE Expo and Operation FINALLY HOME to honor five families with land and custom-built homes at The Bridges at Preston Crossings, a beautiful, master-planned community in Gunter, Texas. The Bridges is centrally located along the North Dallas Growth Corridor, between U.S. Highway 75 and Preston Road. The community is built on the famous Double M Ranch and features a Fred Couples Signature Golf Course, first-class equestrian center and a 24-acre fishing and canoeing lake, among other amenities. Each family will receive an estate lot and a new home designed by RDGS Architects and built by Classic Custom Homes.

The first two families to be honored include war heroes Sergeant First Class Alan Hornaday and his wife, Sheila, of Fordyce, Arkansas, as well as Sergeant Levi Wilson, Jr. and his wife, Katie, of Fort Worth, Texas. Sergeant First Class Hornaday is a veteran of the U.S. Army who sustained injuries in Baghdad in 2004 and Sergeant Wilson is a U.S. Army veteran who was also injured in Iraq in early 2008. Both families will receive a land lot and custom-built home in The Bridges, with construction beginning in September 2010. Bluegreen Communities will continue this initiative in Spring 2011 when three more veterans and their families will also be honored with lots and new homes at The Bridges.

“It is an honor for Bluegreen Communities to support the members of our military who have sacrificed so much to protect our country,” said Dan Koscher, president and CEO of Bluegreen Communities. “We are proud to be a part of Operation FINALLY HOME and are excited for these deserving families to call The Bridges home.”

“We are thankful that Bluegreen Communities is joining us in Operation FINALLY HOME,” said Dan Wallrath, founder and president of Bay Area Builders Association Support Our Troops/Operation FINALLY HOME. “This tremendous program was created five years ago and has been successful because of the generosity and support of companies like Bluegreen Communities.”

The community at The Bridges and leaders from the City of Gunter will host a celebration ceremony in honor of the veterans and their families on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. The event will take place at The Bridges Golf Club at The Bridges at Preston Crossings, 2400 Fred Couples Drive, Gunter, Texas 75078. Guests will have the opportunity to meet with the inspiring families as well as past program recipients. Attendees will be treated to lunch and tours of the property including the golf course and equestrian center. To RSVP for the ceremony, e-mail

Businesses and donors interested in contributing to Support Our Troops/Operation FINALLY HOME can visit

About Bluegreen Communities

Bluegreen Communities®, a division of Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE: BXG), is a developer of master-planned communities, including eight communities in Texas located near San Antonio, Austin, Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth. Over the past 40 years, Bluegreen Communities has developed top-rated communities in some of our nation’s most coveted areas, offering the perfect balance of country living and city convenience, with privacy and scenery paramount. Bluegreen has sold over 55,000 master-planned residential and golf community homesites in 32 states and is an award-winning green developer. The company’s commitment to responsible land use, environmental protection, as well as to the safekeeping and conservation of its communities through reasonable protective covenants ensure they can be enjoyed by generations to come. For more information on Bluegreen Communities, visit Connect with us on Facebook at and Twitter @BluegreenLand.

About The Bridges at Preston Crossings

The Bridges at Preston Crossings is a beautiful, master-planned community located in Gunter, Texas built on the famous Double M Ranch. This premiere community is located approximately one hour from Dallas and allows residents to experience its rich history for daily living or a weekend retreat. The community features one-third to 2-acre homesites including creek front, heavily wooded and golf course properties. The Bridges also has a wide array of amenities for residents who enjoy the outdoors and need a break from the city. Amenities include: Fred Couples Signature Golf Course, first- class equestrian center, 24-acre fishing and canoeing lake, walking and riding Trails, future swim and fitness center and a community horse park. For more information on The Bridges, visit Connect with us on Facebook at

About Bay Area Builders Association Support Our Troops/Operation FINALLY HOME

The Bay Area Builders Association Support Our Troops/Operation FINALLY HOME was established in 2005 as a non-partisan/non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. The mission of the organization is to provide custom made homes to wounded and disabled veterans and the widows of the fallen in an effort to get their lives back on track and become productive members of their communities. BABASOT partners with corporate sponsors, individual contributors and volunteers to help severely wounded heroes and their families’ transition from the battlefront to the home front. Visit for more information.

About NAPE Expo

The world’s largest E&P (upstream) expo, NAPE Expo provides a marketplace for the buying, selling and trading of oil and gas prospects and producing properties via exhibit booths. NAPE Expo brings prospects and producing properties (from the U.S. and around the world), capital formation, services and technologies all together in one location, creating a pure market place to establish strategic alliances for doing business and initiating purchases and trades. NAPE Expos are held twice a year in Houston. Visit for more information.

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