Support of Challenge is just one spoke in Lokal’s company culture which sees its mission to not only create high-quality, sustainable residences but also to enrich the community as a whole. Lokal donates a portion of its profits after each closing and also, throughout the holiday season, collects non-perishable goods at its offices and metro-wide sales centers.
In addition to helping the Challenge Foundation operate, Holley noted that the builder’s donations are making a marked impact on specific lives as well. “Lokal's support goes beyond financial contributions to connect on a personal level with our scholars and families,” she said. “Earlier in November, Lokal contacted us and asked us what else they could do to help. We were humbled by the request. As a result, they ‘adopted’ one of our families who might not otherwise have Christmas gifts for their children.” Holley noted that Lokal is also sponsoring Challenge's annual holiday alumni gathering, an important community building event for the scholars.
Also a key beneficiary is Brent’s Place in Aurora, which provides housing for immune compromised patients and their families, offering a safe living environment during their healing and recovery. "Brent's Place and Lokal Homes both understand the importance of having a place to call home,” said community engagement manager, Rachel Bernstein.
“We provide apartments for children and their families travelling to Denver during the most difficult time of their lives. It wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of our community as they help open more doors for families in need.” Bernstein reports that Lokal has sponsored more than three family stays, contributing over $30,000.
Headed by co-owners and building veterans David Lemnah and Ryan Lantz, the nascent Lokal launched in 2013 offering single family residences as well as townhomes along the Front Range. Its exceptional early success—revenues multiplying more than tenfold from its inaugural year—underline and inspire the partners’ commitment to give back to the community.
“It’s simple,” said Lokal marketing manager Alicia Hammond. “When you’re as fortunate as we are, we feel it’s morally imperative to share. And that spirit is reflected in every fiber of this company from the top down and from the bottom up.” Hammond noted that its customers seem to genuinely appreciate being a part of its outreach too, seeing the importance of buying a home from a company that is deeply invested in the community as a whole.
To contribute at one of Lokal’s drop off locations, visit its main office in Englewood or at one of its sales centers in Castle Rock, Colorado Springs or Commerce City. More information is available online at lokalhomes.com or by calling (720) 656-4512.