The concept of Building Wealth for our homeowners is cornerstone here at First Story. This concept was passed down from our founder, Hayden Homes. They believe in providing the highest quality work while delivering the greatest value on each and every new Hayden Home they build. This people-first mentality enables Hayden Homes to build wealth for their homeowners. At First Story, we provide our families that same chance.

We know a home is so much more than just sticks and bricks – it’s a safe and loving place to grow and learn and it’s a first step towards financial freedom. Last month we celebrated one of our homeowners as she took a big step on her journey to financial independence. It is always hard to say “good-bye,” but being a part of this journey is why we exist and seeing our homeowners succeed fills our hearts with tremendous joy.

Ashley joined the First Story family in 2015 as a young mom with a small child. An interest-free mortgage and a low-monthly payment allowed this hard-working mom to begin saving and building wealth for her small family. After years of hard-work, Ashley was accepted into the Air National Guard and was in a financial position to sell her home and pursue her dreams.

When asked what First Story has meant to her she says, “I say this with a heart so full of love and appreciation for First Story as our journey has been nothing short of a blessed miracle. As a young family starting out, owning a home always seemed unreachable. When my family was so gracefully chosen to take the First Story journey I couldn’t believe it. I woke up every day in a beautiful home and couldn’t help but pinch myself! First Story set the foundation for success and now we are headed for amazing heights! I can’t say thank you enough to such an incredible organization! You guys make dreams come true. Thank you.”

Ashley, we are so proud of you and are so glad to have been a part of your journey. You make us Home Proud!

When asked what First Story has meant to her she says, “I say this with a heart so full of love and appreciation for First Story as our journey has been nothing short of a blessed miracle. As a young family starting out, owning a home always seemed unreachable. When my family was so gracefully chosen to take the First Story journey I couldn’t believe it. I woke up every day in a beautiful home and couldn’t help but pinch myself! First Story set the foundation for success and now we are headed for amazing heights! I can’t say thank you enough to such an incredible organization! You guys make dreams come true. Thank you.”

Ashley, we are so proud of you and are so glad to have been a part of your journey. You make us Home Proud!