The Holidays Will Be Brighter for a Many More Kids This Year Because of Cheval

MINT HILL, NC – December 19, 2013 – Keith Paris of Paris Projects, Ltd., and developer of Cheval, announced today the results of the first annual fundraiser hosted at Cheval to benefit a charity. It was a huge success with 889 toys and over $1000 in cash raised for Toys for Tots. Spearheaded by Broker Diane Austin of Builder + Developer Advisors, Inc., the fundraiser was centered around a Holiday Homes Tour at Cheval in which visitors brought unwrapped toys or made a cash donation to tour six fully furnished model homes. “This has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life.  I am so proud of Cheval and all who helped to make this event possible,” said Austin.

Matt Ewers of Grandfather Homes, a former U.S. Marine Corps Corporal, arranged for a military transport truck and a huge Santa to be located at the entrance of the community during the fundraiser. David Wyatt, a retired U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal, accepted the toys and donations on behalf of the Marines Toys for Tots Foundation of Mecklenburg County.

The following builders in the Cheval Featured Builders Program decorated each of their model homes in festive holiday cheer for the event: Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Bellamy Homes, Classica Homes, Evans Coghill Homes and Grandfather Homes.

Sponsors who helped make the fundraiser at Cheval a success included Rocky River Vineyards, Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce, Visual Marketing GraphiCal, Joli Cheval Equestrian Center, Superior School of Real Estate, Charlotte New Home Guide, HomeBuilders Association of Charlotte, Adams Outdoor, 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, Charter One Mortgage, K104.7, WPEG-fm 98, V101.9. 103.7, KISS 95.1 FM, Sports Radio 610AM WFNZ-The Fan, CBS Sports Radio 1660, Builder + Developer Advisors, Diane Virkler of Cottingham Chalk Hayes Realtors and Karen Parsons of Allen Tate Realty.

Cheval was recently the site of the 2013 Charlotte HomeArama and features 237 custom homesites in five neighborhoods on 423 acres available within Interstate 485. Homesites range from .5 to 5 plus acres in size. There are 15 large estate properties that have the option of adding a private barn. Home prices range from the mid $400’s to $2.5M+.


The Cheval Sales and Information Center is open seven days a week, with hours Monday through Friday 10 am to 5 pm. Saturday hours are 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday hours are 1 pm to 5pm.
For more information contact Diane Austin, President of Builder + Developer Advisors at 704.573.2932 or visit their website at

Picture Caption: L-R: David Wyatt, a retired U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal, for the Marines Toys for Tots Foundation and Matt Ewers of Grandfather Homes gathered the donated toys at Cheval.

Media Contact:

Joan Barnes, MIRM
Marketing Specifics, Inc.
Direct: 678.960.0211


A Special Thanks to all of our Event Sponsors: sponsor logos

elfThanks to our Realtor Ambassadors

Diane Virkler from Cottingham Chalk Hayes, Realty
Karen Parsons – Allen Tate Realty