Irving, Texas Vermeer Texas-Louisiana, the authorized dealer for Vermeer construction equipment in Texas and southern Louisiana, with Higginbotham Insurance and through the Military Warriors Support Foundation, donated a mortgage-free home to combat-wounded military veteran as part of the annual Charles Schwab Challenge at the Colonial Country Club on May 24, 2023.

This is the fifth consecutive year that Vermeer Texas-Louisiana has participated in this philanthropic event where two deserving military veterans are awarded a home and provided transition support as they separate from the U.S. Armed Forces. This year’s recipients included Sergeant First Class Joe Sielski of North Dakota and medically retired Specialist Thomas Robinson of North Carolina, both who served in the U.S. Army. Hillwood Development, a Ross Perot company, also contributed one of the donated homes.

“Being part of such a worthy cause is a privilege, not only for Vermeer Texas-Louisiana, but for me, personally. It is not lost on us this event occurs near the Memorial Day holiday where we celebrate the men and women of the military who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy. We are well aware that freedom isn’t free, and to be able to show gratitude to veterans who are still with us is truly an honor ” said Whit Perryman, Chief Executive Officer of Vermeer Texas-Louisiana.

For more information about the 2023 event, visit www.charlesschwabchallenge.com/charity/military-home-donations.


About Vermeer Texas-Louisiana

Vermeer Texas-Louisiana is the authorized dealer for Vermeer equipment in Texas and south Louisiana with 12 locations across the region. Vermeer Texas – Louisiana provides dedicated sales, rentals, parts and service support for customers in the tree care, landscaping, wood waste recycling, and underground construction industries. For more information on Vermeer Texas-Louisiana log on to www.VermeerTexas.com.

About Higginbotham Insurance

Higginbotham is a single source solution for insurance, financial and HR services ranked in the top 20 largest independent insurance brokerages in the U.S. The employee-owned firm based in Fort Worth, Texas, opened in 1948 and today serves businesses and individuals through locations across the nation. Visit higginbotham.com for more information.

About Military Warriors Support Foundation

Military Warriors Support Foundation is a 501c3 that serves our nation’s combat-wounded heroes & Gold Star Spouses during their transition to civilian life. Their mission is to provide support and programs that facilitate a smooth and successful transition for our nation’s combat-wounded military heroes, Gold Star Spouses and their families.

Whit Perryman, Joe Sielski, Tom Robinson and Rusty Reid
Whit Perryman, CEO Vermeer Texas-Louisiana, Sergeant First Class Joe Sielski, Specialist Tom Robinson and Rusty Reid, Higginbotham Insurance


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