Some call it our ethos. But really, it's less about us and more about you - the people we build for and the communities they live in.
You put your trust in MainVue Homes for the greatest investment you will ever make in life: your family and your home. That's why we want you to share what drives us and what inspires us
to earn and maintain this trust. It's our spirit, our philosophy and our attitude.
Giving, Growing, and Re-Energizing. Each of these principles drive us - day-to-day and for the future - to be the best Washington neighbor and best global steward that MainVue Homes can be.
Since our start of our philanthropy efforts in Australia in 1993, we have contributed more than $30 million worldwide. Over the past several decades, we have built and auctioned more than 72 homes - each to benefit children’s hospitals. In 2015 MainVue Homes launched their philanthropic efforts in the US by donating 100% of the proceeds of a MainVue home to the Research Department at Seattle Children’s Hospital - an estimated gift of over $900,000. This work has helped re-develop neo-natal services, fund new cancer research and vital medical equipment. This work has helped re-develop neo-natal services, and funded vital medical equipment. To build upon Henley’s foundation of philanthropy, and continue
to support communities both locally and globally, MainVue Homes sold their second Seattle Children’s Charity House in the Fall of 2017.
MainVue Homes teamed up with Tehaleh by Newland Communities and the pair are donating 100% of the purchase proceeds from the sale of a brand-new home on a stunning lot at Tehaleh, to Seattle Children’s Research Institute- a gift of over $700,000. Overall, the total value of money raised and donated by Henley now sits at over $30.12 million dollars. We have achieved this over the past 30 years and will continue to work locally, nationally and internationally to support our vision for positive change.
On September 21st, 2023, MainVue employees came together to make a difference during our annual day of service! This year, we had the honor of volunteering at St. Stephen Housing Association. This non-profit organization addresses the needs of homeless families with children by providing housing with support services to enable families to move toward economic stability and self-sufficiency.
As a team, our staff completed various projects on their housing units, including installing a new fence around the playground, painting, sprucing up community garden beds, general landscaping repair and clean-up, building a new paved location for a BBQ, constructing a new deck for the units, and more!
We're passionate about making a difference in the lives of families with children and we're so thankful to be able to volunteer with this amazing organization!
On September 15th, 2022 MainVue employees rolled up their sleeves and got to work for our annual day of service. This year, we were honored to volunteer at Kent Youth and Family Services, a non-profit organization that provides direct services to families and children in South King County, helping youth and families meet their needs and reach their goals for a better future.
Together, as a team, our staff completed various projects around the facility including all new interior paint on the first and second floor, junk removal to help clean up and provide more space, installed new lights and locks, and overall helped to provide an updated environment for the local youth and families.
We are so grateful to have worked with such an amazing organization and had a blast doing it!
On August 12th, 2021 MainVue employees celebrate the company's sixth annual MainVue Day! The MainVue staff spent the day at the the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation- a community organization that provides programs to keep its seniors healthy and fit, delivers food to those who can't make it to the center, and is one of the most involved organizations in the larger community of Carnation.
Furthermore, The Sno-Valley Senior Center has been serving Valley (Carnation, Duvall, Fall City) Seniors and their families since 1975. Sno-Valley Senior Center inspires, supports, and empowers seniors to lead healthy, enriched lives. We are in the heart of the Snoqualmie Valley and housed in the beautiful refurbished Odd Fellows Hall in the middle of the town of Carnation one half block behind City Hall.
MainVue staff tackled various projects around the Sno-Valley Senior Center, including light painting of the buildings, volunteering in the thrift shop, installing new cabinetry, demolition of a building, landscaping, window cleaning and much more! Making an impact to the community centers in which we build in is a top priority for MainVue, and we were so thrilled to volunteer with an organization like this!
On August 22nd, 2019 MainVue employees celebrate the company's fifth annual MainVue Day! This year the MainVue staff spent the day at the Othello Tiny Home Village managed by the Low Income Housing Institute of Seattle. As a team, employees painted the interior and exterior of multiple Tiny Homes, built 12 porches, a retaining wall and landscaped/cleaned up the entire grounds! In 2015, the Low Income Housing Institute started building Tiny House Villages as a response to the homeless crisis and as a replacement for tents. Tiny houses offer tremendous benefits over tents - they are safe, weatherproof and lockable - and the Tiny House Villages allow residents to get on a path to permanent housing, employment and connection to supportive services.
Furthermore, the Tiny Houses project focuses on proving shelter, hygiene and support services to assist homeless people and families find employment and permanent residence. It was encouraging to see the children playing knowing that the families can stay together during this unfortunate time and that they are getting help to establish a stable family home. Making a difference to the lives of children is something MainVue is very passionate about, and we were so thrilled to volunteer with an organization like this!
On August 16th, 2018 MainVue employees celebrate the company's fourth annual MainVue Day! This year the MainVue staff spent the day at Vision House in Renton, WA. Vision House is a social service agency that provides life-changing transitional housing, support services and child care to help break the cycle of homelessness for homeless families with children. Their temporary housing program also allows residents to gain access to community-based resources more efficiently to increase housing stability and move into independent permanent housing.
Together as a team, MainVue employees rolled up their sleeves and got to work removing and rebuilding a 150' that makes playtime at Vision House safer for the kids in the program. The project also included weeding the kids playground, removing old debris and ensuring the kids have a safe playing area.
We are extremely excited to announce that the MainVue Seattle Children’s Charity House at Tehaleh has officially sold! The Charity House raised $704,950 that will be going directly to Seattle Children’s Hospital, benefiting Strong Against Cancer and The Research Discovery Fund. MainVue Homes and Tehaleh would like to thank all the entities involved in this project who donated their time, energy and assets and sharing the company vision that if we can improve just one child’s life the effort is all worth it!
By supporting Seattle Children's Research Institute, MainVue Homes and Tehaleh by Newland Communities are helping doctors and researchers provide better care and more cures creating positive changes - both now and into the future.
The money will benefit Seattle Children's Strong Against Cancer initiative and the Research Discovery Fund. MainVue Homes and Henley remain dedicated to placing philanthropy as a top goal of the company, and are honored to help, support and strength the communities around us.
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On September 14th, 2017 MainVue employees embarked on the company's third annual MainVue Day! This day of volunteering allows our U.S. team to grow the commitment and determination that Henley Properties Group and Sumitomo Forestry Group dedicate to philanthropic efforts worldwide. Henley Properties Group and Sumitomo Forestry Group are already doing some amazing things around the world to give back, and now the MainVue Seattle and Dallas teams continue to build upon to these incredible efforts!
Our Washington team volunteered at the Children's Therapy Center in Kent,
where together we donated over 300 hours of labor including painting the building, landscaping the entrance and repairing a shed onsite.
Our Texas team spent the day volunteering at Frisco Family Services, an organization that exists to help members of our communities who are facing hunger, homelessness and other urgent needs improve their quality of life and achieve self-sufficiency. MainVue employees spent the day helping to organize the Resale Shop and Food Pantry.
MainVue Homes and the Estates at Sugarloaf Mountain have teamed up to provide a helping hand where one is needed most, the Research Institute at Seattle Children's.
This dynamic duo will donate 100% of the purchase price from the sale of a brand new MainVue home on a estate-sized lot at Sugarloaf Mountain directly to life-saving research at Children's.
By supporting Seattle Children's Research Institute, MainVue Homes and the Estates at Sugarloaf Mountain are helping physician scientists continue to
There's exciting buzz going around the MainVue office because on August 17th, 2016 all employees will embark on MainVue Day! What is MainVue Day you ask? It's a full day of all MainVue employees (around the nation) volunteering throughout the communities we build in! This year, Washington will be participating in rebuilding and restoring community centers in both Maple Valley and Monroe and across the country in Texas, employees will be sorting foods and goods for Frisco Family Services.
Employees have the chance to choose where they volunteer and take the whole day off from work to do so with their co-workers.
It's the chance to give back to the communities we build in as well as get out and enjoy some time away from the office with all employees.
MainVue Homes is part of the internationally respected Henley Properties Group in Australia who has placed philanthropy as a top goal of their company, donating more than 25 million dollars to Children Hospitals.
In September of 2015 MainVue Homes kicked off the start of an annual tradition of a single day volunteer effort. Together MainVue Homes' employees volunteered at four separate charities across two different states. The commitment and dedication displayed by the MainVue team is just a piece of the philanthropy efforts put forth by Henley Properties Group and Sumitomo Forestry Group.
The Sumitomo Spirit
At MainVue and Henley, we know that building homes takes both vision - and retrospection.
We have learned this from our recent successes as well as the experiences drawn from a rich 320-year heritage - something our partners call the “Sumitomo Spirit.” It has taught us that balance and harmony with the earth and its resources is more important now than ever before.
At its core, The Sumitomo Forestry Group reveres timber as a renewable, healthy, and environmentally- friendly natural resource. Since its founding the group is committed to practice business with a thoughtful balance of the environment and the economy we share –while contributing to a sustainable society for all.
This begins at its home in Japan, where Sumitomo Forestry offers "Green Smart." This housing development concept. "Green Smart" fuses Sumitomo’s expertise in the "unique characteristics of wood" and "blessings of nature" along with its focus on reducing energy consumption
through thermal insulation improvements and “smart energy” using equipment to generate and store energy.
By boosting home energy efficiency this way, the company seeks to reduce CO2 emissions. The result contributes to regional revitalization by providing local employment opportunities as well as a stable source of income from the sale of timber.
It's a long-term commitment - and it’s just one example of how MainVue and Henley value the importance of harnessing “the power of the forests” for a better future for all.