Houston – March 25, 2021 – CenterPoint Energy today announced the completion of several goodwill repair projects that were performed in collaboration with HomeServe, a nationwide provider of emergency home repair protection programs, and Rebuilding Together, a charitable, non-profit organization helping revitalize neighborhoods. These organizations worked together to identify opportunities to serve the Houston community by completing repairs that help provide safe utility services to their homes.
This video highlights the in-kind repairs that two Houston homeowners, Mary and Charlie, received through this project.
"We are committed to our customers and giving back to the community, which is one of the reasons we selected HomeServe to offer emergency home repair solutions to our natural gas customers," said Rick Plummer, Director of Home Services South for CenterPoint Energy. "HomeServe supports the local economy through their selection of minority-owned local contractors to perform repairs, which is also a critical factor in CenterPoint Energy's vendor selection process."
Joe Carbajal of Texas Quality Plumbing in Houston, a local HomeServe contractor said, "HomeServe's collaboration with CenterPoint Energy helps us with a lot of business and helps the community too. Thanks to HomeServe, we're growing and excited to see what's next. We like to take on the challenges of the next job and next obstacle."
CenterPoint Energy continues to work with HomeServe to offer plans to its natural gas residential customers in the southern service territory. Since 2018, the plans have helped customers save more than $13 million dollars in unexpected home repair costs.
About Rebuilding Together Houston
Rebuilding Together Houston is a recognized leader in single-family, affordable housing repair and a key partner in community revitalization, impacting the lives of hundreds of local families each year. In over 38 years of service, the organization has reinvested more than $120 million of value in affordable housing throughout Harris County, Texas. Together, with our volunteers, licensed contractors, corporate supporters, and community partners, we repair homes, revitalize communities, and rebuild lives. We strive toward the goal of safe homes and communities for everyone. For more information about Rebuilding Together Houston visit rebuildinghouston.org or @RebuildingTogetherHouston on Facebook and Instagram; @RebuildingHou on Twitter.
About CenterPoint Energy
As the only investor-owned electric and gas utility based in Texas, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) is an energy delivery company with electric transmission and distribution, power generation and natural gas distribution operations that serve more than 7 million metered customers in Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas. As of December 31, 2020, the company owned approximately $33 billion in assets and also owned 53.7 percent of the common units representing limited partner interests in Enable Midstream Partners, LP, a publicly traded master limited partnership that owns, operates and develops strategically located natural gas and crude oil infrastructure assets. With approximately 9,500 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years. For more information, visit CenterPointEnergy.com.