Encouraging leadership and service, team building
and volunteerism. In achieving the mission, there
shall be no discrimination because of race, religion,
sex, age, national origin or disability.
Honoring these American Heroes
through the generosity of individuals,
civic organizations and corporations.
Improving the living conditions of military
and public safety veterans and/or their
spouses who are in need of assistance in
maintaining their homes.
The mission of House of Heroes, Inc. is to recognize and honor military and public safety veterans and/or their spouses who have served our country faithfully and sacrificially. Through service to these veterans and their spouses, House of Heroes, Inc. volunteers attempt to express gratitude that can never be adequately expressed in words alone by.
House of Heroes History
Founded in January 2000, the House of Heroes™ is a nonprofit organization serving our nation's military and public safety veterans (and their spouses) who are disabled, living on a fixed income, or facing other physical/financial challenges.
Volunteers perform minor repairs and make improvements to the homes of veterans and their spouses at no cost to the
veteran through the generosity of individuals, civic organizations, and corporations.
In 2012, Bill May and Steve Cavanaugh joined forces to build a Connecticut Chapter of the successful House of Heroes veteran charity organization. Steve is the President and founder of Biltmore Construction of Hamden, Connecticut. For over 30 years, Steve has been providing award-winning design building services in New Haven County. He is the recipient of the 2009 HOBI award for renovation of a historic local home. Steve's career focuses on quality construction and leading a team of skilled craftsmen translate directly into the House of Heroes mission.
Bill, was the VP of Business Development for Signature Brand Factory, Director of Government Business Development with United Technologies Sikorsky Aircraft and a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel. He was a former Black Hawk test pilot with over 23 years of service. Sadly, Bill May lost his battle with cancer in December of 2016. Keeping his vision clear, even in his final days, is how the organization lives on. Together with new leadership the dream to build HOHCT across the state moves forward.
Together, with the help of family and friends, Steve and Bill envisioned an expansion of House of Heroes nation-wide with the Connecticut Chapter setting the standard for new chapter development. Our Board of Directors are drawn from many disciplines - all leading professionals in CT business. The sky is the limit. Come Join us!
"I WANT TO COMMEND YOU AND YOUR VOLUNTEERS FOR ALL THE WORK YOU DO FOR
HELPING OUR VETERANS LIKE EUGENE P. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK"
CHRISTOPHER MURPHY, US SENATOR
"THANK YOU FOR INSTALLING A RAMP FOR ME IN NOVEMBER. THE YOUNG MAN DID A GREAT JOB AND I AM NOW ABLE TO SAFELY GET OUT OF MY HOUSE."
ELIZABETH RYAN (VETERAN SPOUSE)
ONE YEAR AGO YOU CHANGED OUR LIVES FOREVER WITH YOUR KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY. THIS YEAR HAS BEEN SO MUCH EASIER AND HOPE FILLED BECAUSE OF THIS PROJECT YOU DID FOR US. THANK YOU FOR SPREADING THE LOVE AND HOPE IN THIS WORLD. WE ARE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL FOR HOHCT.
THE LEWOC FAMILY (VETERAN)
"THE FLAG BOX IS BEAUTIFUL. WE REALLY APPRECIATE AND ARE GRATEFUL TO ALL"
THE SOUFRINE FAMILY (VETERAN)
"IT'S BEEN AN HONOR AND PLEASURE TO ASSIST YOU IN THE WORK YOU DO LOCALLY IN OUR STATE. WE WERE HAPPY TO HELP YOU WITH THE MILFORD VETERAN. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO."
PATRICK DONLIN ASSEMBLY #2459
THANK YOU, CAROL, FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL PICTURE AND AMAZING DAY. YOUR CREW ARE SPECIAL PEOPLE AND I TRULY BELIEVE THAT WHAT THE STUDENTS EXPERIENCE TODAY WILL HELP SHAPE THEM TO BE GREAT HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS, BY LEARNING TO GIVE BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITIES. I ALSO KNOW THAT TODAY IS A DAY THAT HENRY WILL NEVER FORGET. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR LETTING ME, AND THE QU STUDENTS BE PART OF SOMETHING SO GREAT. YOU ARE THE BEST!
PROFESSOR GAIL GARFIELD-DADIO
QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY'S COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COURSE AND THE STUDENT VETERAN ORGANIZATION.