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Ethics in Business & Community: Year Seven

Every year we have the opportunity to honor those in our community setting the bar in their fields. The 11th Annual Ethics in Business & Community awards is around the corner, and we are continuing to share in the weeks leading up about the recipients of our previous years. Today we want to highlight those who were honored during our 7th annual awards, which were held in 2009. Awards were given in the following categories:


Centex Homes – Reliably built, smartly designed and affordable, Centex homes bring the pride of home ownership to value-conscious buyers in 20 states. Centex balances affordability with unique form and function leading to better living. They are the leading brand for value-conscious homebuyers looking for just the right home.


Capital Idea – Created through the efforts of Austin Interfaith and the Central Texas business community, Capital IDEA funds qualified participants’ tuition, books and childcare and works with them to find employment with good salaries, benefits and opportunity for career growth. Capital IDEA works with workforce partners to identify new career-driven curriculum needed to properly educate the next generation of workers.


Wes Peoples – Founder and president of  Wes Peoples Homes, Wes has over 31 years of experience in community building and has served Austin for the past 18+ years in many different non-profit capacities. Wes is a graduate of Texas Lutheran College, has built over 5,000 homes in three Texas cities and five states. He began his home building career in Houston with NPC. He also was a VP at NVR in charge of the Midwestern U.S. Operations, was a founding partner in Wilshire Homes, served as President of Hammonds Homes, and lead Meritage Corporation/Monterey Homes. He is passionate in his belief that a home is important to the fabric of daily life. He also believes that homeownership promotes a sense of self-worth, fairness and dignity.

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