'House of Hope' in Moore to benefit kids foundation

Builder Jay Evans recently completed a model house at 841 SW 11 in Moore that has been designated the 2014 Oklahoma Home Builders Foundation’s “House of Hope” to benefit Cavett Kids Foundation.
By Tim Fall, For The Oklahoman Modified: April 24, 2014 at 1:11 pm •  Published: April 26, 2014

— Within the swath cut through Moore last May 20 by the brutal tornado that claimed property and lives, the landscape is still littered with debris, but these days it’s debris of a different kind.

The neighborhoods that caught the worst of the disaster — including Plaza Towers, Bonnie Brae and Lakeview — are sites of plastic wrappers, insulation and lumber scraps from construction, not destruction.

Builder Jay Evans, who is among those working to rebuild those Moore neighborhoods, recently completed a model house at 841 SW 11 that has been designated the 2014 Oklahoma Home Builders Foundation’s “House of Hope” to benefit Cavett Kids Foundation.

The House of Hope will be featured in the Parade of Homes Spring Festival, with homes open 1 to 7 p.m. May 2-4 and May 9-11. The House of Hope also will be formally unveiled at a public preview party from 3 to 6 p.m. May 6.

The Oklahoma Home Builders Foundation was formed in 2000 by the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association and provides financial assistance to children’s charities in the Oklahoma City area. The foundation has provided more than $520,000 to a variety of charities since its inception.

The Cavett Kids Foundation, founded in 1997 by University of Oklahoma Medical Center chaplain Danny Cavett, provides “positive experiences for courageous kids diagnosed with a life-threatening illness to promote the development of character, coping skills and connection,” according to its website.

Evans said profits from the sale of the house would go specifically to support the annual gift exchange and Christmas party for families supported by the Cavett foundation.

Evans founded Two Structures LLC nearly a decade ago after discovering an affinity for homebuilding and design while working with his twin brother, builder Jack Evans.

After buying and flipping houses for a few years, Jay Evans said, “I knew I loved it, but I was a little bit chicken” about entering the profession full-time.

Today, Two Structures has grown into a family enterprise.

Jay Evans’ daughter, Kelsey, is the company’s bookkeeper and marketing specialist, and his wife, Tricia, does “everything,” both Evanses agreed.