Here’s more from our friends at the Des Moines Rotary:
Since the inception of Powell Homes in 1909, this family of builders has made quality and integrity their watchwords.
Great-grandfather H.H. Benton started it all in 1909, building new homes as Seattle boomed. During the Great Depression, he built Benton Court Apartments, still in use today. He persuaded son-in-law, Cecil Powell, to join the business and together they created Barton Square Apartments, Normandy Duke Apartments and hundreds of single family homes, all serving owners and tenants today.
Third generation Monte Powell learned from his father and grandfather as he worked his way through college. His special interest was retirement homes. In 1967, he created the nationally acclaimed Huntington Park Retirement Village, which is still serving the community of Des Moines. His sons followed his example, building homes as they went to college. Two of them, Todd and Brooks Powell, now head the company. They have added a new emphasis on remodeling and renovation as the next generation moves into Seattle’s aging housing stock.
When asked during a recent interview why Powell Homes chose to return as the event sponsor for the 8th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, Brooks said, “Since my family’s move to Des Moines in the 1960’s, we have always felt it was important to participate in the community. Our primary goal is to have a positive impact in Des Moines, so partnering with the Rotary Club of Des Moines just makes sense”. The Powell family has had a long history of giving back to their community. This can be seen in their involvement in the Fireworks Over Des Moines, the Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Fest, the Des Moines Waterland Festival, and many other local events.
You can meet the co-owners of Powell Homes at the Poverty Bay Wine Festival on March 2 – 4th. Both Brooks and Todd will be on hand hosting a booth at the festival and will be happy to tell you how their company can meet your home renovation or new construction needs.
In addition to Powell Homes, we’re proud to be a Sponsor of this great annual event, along with our new sister media arm, SoKing Internet Radio – be sure to look for us sharing a booth in the main room!