Randy Wise presenting a large check to the Special Forces Association, Chapter 7

Commitment to Community

Randy Wise Homes, Inc. has a solid commitment to support the community. As a life long resident of Niceville, Randy not only has personal ties, but pride in developing the community.

His contributions include supporting the community athletic leagues such as P.A.L. Soccer, Niceville-Valparaiso Little League, Okaloosa Walton Community College Raider Club, and the Niceville High School Booster Club.

In 1999, Randy Wise Homes volunteered as the general contractor to oversee construction of the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, which serves as the coordinating headquarters for handling local child-abuse cases. In addition to overseeing construction, Randy also coordinated the volunteer efforts of the project and now serves on the CAC Facilities Committee. Planning and construction of the 12,000 square-foot facility took over a year, and for his efforts Randy received the 2000 Industry Pride Award issued by the Okaloosa-Walton Building Industry Association.

In 2001, Randy was elected to serve as President of the Okaloosa County Habitat for Humanity. During its first 25 years, this international organization has been blessed to build houses with some 100,000 families worldwide-providing simple, decent, affordable shelter for more than 500,000 people.

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Randy Wise Homes Partnering with Building Homes for Heroes

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Randy Wise Homes, Inc. of Niceville, Florida was selected by Building Homes for Heroes to build the homes for three local wounded veterans, Army Staff Sergeant Aaron Hale, Air Force Master Sergeant Joseph Deslauriers and Air Force Captain Nathan Nelson. Staff Sergeant Hale was presented with his new home on April 6, 2013. Master Sergeant Deslauriers and family were gifted their new home on October 25, 2014, and Captain Nelson and his family received their new home on December 16, 2017.

Building Homes for Heroes is a national non-profit, organization founded in 2006 that builds homes from the ground up or modifies existing homes to meet the needs of wounded soldiers who have returned home from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with severe wounds and disabilities. These mortgage free homes not only help to remove the family’s financial burden, but they also help to restore the individual’s freedom, and enable the veteran to lead a more independent and productive civilian life.


Army Staff Sergeant Aaron Hale – Home Presented on April 6, 2013

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Hale Welcome Home CelebrationOn December 8, 2011, Army Staff Sergeant Aaron Hale was severely injured in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated. Hale suffered from multiple facial bone fractures, severe burns to his face and upper thighs, crushed sinuses, blown ear drums, and as a result of the blast and the shrapnel, Hale was left completely blind. To help with his disability, Building Homes for Heroes and Randy Wise Homes presented the Hale Family with a new home, a “smart house” with electronic devices, including an upgraded kitchen, which will help Aaron be more self-sufficient. Different flooring was installed in each room to help Aaron know where he is. Aaron’s wife, Kelly, is fighting melanoma, so the home has a Florida room so she can have a place out of the sun to watch their four children play. Hale, of the 760th EOD (explosive ordinance disposal), served a tour in Iraq and two tours in Afghanistan.

Air Force Master Sergeant. Joseph Deslauriers – Home Presented on October 25, 2014

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Deslauriers Family Air Force Master Sergeant Joseph Deslauriers was injured in September 2011 when on a combat operation in Afghanistan. Deslauriers was mounted in a mine resistance vehicle conducting a post blast assessment of an IED explosion. In an effort to get a closer look at the damage done by the IED blast, MSgt. Deslauriers dismounted and stepped on a secondary mine. The explosion that ensued resulted in Deslauriers losing both legs above the knee, and his left arm at the elbow.Deslauris and his wife, Lisa, have a son. Deslauriers carried out two tours of duty in Afghanistan and served in Iraq, Kuwait and Kosovo.


Air Force Captain Nathan Nelson (Ret) – Home Presented on December 16, 2017

Nelson Family Groundbreaking on New HomeWhile serving his third tour in Afghanistan, Captain Nelson and his special operations team were under attack by heavy fire when he was exposed to a rocket blast that severely injured the lower half of his body. Captain Nelson was immediately transported to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and after dozens of surgeries and ongoing rehabilitation; he has no movement below his waist and limited use of his hands.

 

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Randy Wise Homes General Contractor for The Special Forces Association Memorial Wall – Dedicated During Red 7 Week in May 2016

During Red 7 Week in May 2016, The Special Forces Association (SFA) held the Official Dedication Ceremony for a Memorial Wall to honor the fallen soldiers of the 7th Special Forces.  The event was held at the 7th Special Forces Compound. Families of the fallen soldiers were present at the Dedication, but the event was closed to the public.

“Randy Wise Homes was proud to be the general contractor for the wall.  We were honored to donate our time and services to help present a beautiful, lasting gift to the families who have lost a soldier.  We want their fallen loved ones to always be honored and remembered.  The Memorial Wall was a way to show our respect and deepest appreciation for their service to our country,” said Randy Wise.

The Memorial Wall features two concrete wings, each with seven granite panels.  The names of over 250 fallen soldiers of the 7th Special Forces have been engraved on the panels.  The memorial is lighted and features a 60’ flag pole.  The design team consisted of DAG Architect, Charles W. Clary III and Roger A. Craft of RAC Engineers.

The Memorial Wall was funded with donations.

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Randy Wise Homes Partnering with United Bank to Support the Taylor Haugen Foundation and Special Forces Association – Check Presented on August 23, 2019

Randy Wise Homes and United Bank were proud to split the proceeds from the sale of a Mill Creek Farms home to benefit the Taylor Haugen Foundation and the Special Forces Association, Chapter VII. On Friday, Randy Wise and Robert Jones presented checks in the amount of $50,534 each to the two organizations to give back to the community, and to honor the memory of a special young man and our Special Forces military and their families. Read the full story here.

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WE SUPPORT THE MILITARY!

Whether you are already stationed at Eglin or Hurlburt, or will be coming soon with BRAC, Randy Wise Homes welcomes you! We appreciate what you do for your country and the sacrifices you make for our freedom. Your core values of integrity, service and excellence are also our values, and we hope when you get ready to choose a home, you will choose Randy Wise Homes, Inc.

Randy Wise Homes is a proud supporter of the military. Randy currently serves on the Military Affairs Committee for the Niceville Chamber of Commerce to support the military mission and to enhance the relationship between the community and the military.

He is also a supporter of the Special Forces Warrior Foundation. The Special Operations Warrior Foundation has provided full college scholarship grants, not loans, along with financial aid and educational counseling to surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel who were killed in an operational mission or training accident for almost 29 years.

Randy Wise was also the Honorary 58th Fighter Squadron Commander of the 33rd Fighter Wing in 2002.

Randy Wise serving as the Honorary 58th Fighter Squadron Commander of the 33rd Fighter Wing
Randy Wise in flight suit boarding an F-15 fighter jet
Randy Wise flying in an F-15 fighter jet
Left: Randy And Debbie Wise. Right: Randy Wise being presented a certificate
Randy Wise with various military personnel taking a group photo

For more information call (850) 678-9473 or email info@randywisehomes.com.

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