HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Taylor Morrison’s 2012 Dream Home Giveaway winner Mark Roberson will have a new place to call home for the holidays this year.
The Atlanta man spent the morning of November 15 mostly in disbelief as he received the keys to his new $200,000 home during a special ribbon-cutting ceremony in Houston.
Mark and his wife, Gloria, were presented with the keys to their new home by Taylor Morrison Houston’s Amy Haywood-Rino after Roberson cut the ribbon and walked into his new home for the first time.
“It all still seems like a dream,” Roberson said. “This has been an unforgettable few months for us.”
Life changed for Mark and Gloria in August when the Atlanta man learned that he’d won the Taylor Morrison 2012 Dream Home Giveaway - two weeks before his unemployment benefits were set to expire. Roberson beat out more than 1.1 million other entries to claim his prize.
Then, Roberson and his wife were whisked away to California in October to visit the Innoventions Dream Home, which was developed by the Disneyland® Resort in collaboration with Taylor Morrison, Microsoft and HP. The Dream Home Giveaway, now in its fifth year, was inspired by the Innoventions Dream Home exhibit located in Disneyland® Park in Anaheim.
Fast-forward to today and Roberson was finally able to see the home he’d won. With the snip of some giant scissors, Roberson and his wife were across the threshold and laying eyes on their brand new home, built in Taylor Morrison’s Park Creek community in Cypress, Texas.
The couple chose the Texas community to begin a new chapter in their lives together. Their new home has been outfitted to their wishes and even includes Taylor Morrison’s new Interactive Home™ system.
“The joy this contest has brought to the Robersons has made all of the work worth it,” Haywood-Rino said. “We’ve gotten to know Mark and Gloria pretty well over the past few months and couldn’t be happier for them as they begin their new life in Houston.”
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About Taylor Morrison
Taylor Morrison is the largest North American privately-owned home builder based in the United States, as reported by Hanley Wood based on 2011 revenues. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Taylor Morrison is a builder and developer of single-family detached and attached homes. Under the Taylor Morrison brand, the Company operates in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida and Texas. Under the Monarch brand, the Company operates in Ontario, Canada where the Company builds and develops single-family detached and attached homes in both Toronto and Ottawa. Monarch also builds high-rise condominiums in Toronto. Taylor Morrison serves a wide array of home buyers, including entry-level, move-up, luxury and active adult customers, through its innovative product mix.