Minto’s ‘Welcome Heroes’ Program Proves Successful In Westlake

Brett and Kathryn Bailey benefited from Welcome Heroes.

After much success, Minto Communities USA, the master developer and lead builder of Westlake, has extended its “Welcome Heroes” program, a special discount made available to working teachers, police officers, firefighters, military, healthcare and government workers.

Public servants who buy a new Minto-built home in Westlake can receive a 3 percent discount off the base purchase price. To date, Minto has sold more than 450 homes at Westlake, and more than half of the buyers have taken advantage of the program, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars collectively.

Darline Karbowski, an elementary school principal, lives in the Hammocks neighborhood with her son and said she is extremely thankful for the discount.

“As a single mother, the program attracted me to the community and allowed me to get more home for my money and live in a safe neighborhood where my house is not only a home, but also a good investment,” Karbowski said. “It seems cliché, but I am truly living my best life here.”

Kathryn and Brett Bailey, a nurse and teacher respectively, have a similar story. They said if it weren’t for Welcome Heroes, they never would have considered Westlake.

“We really would not have built a new home without the program. It gave us the home of our dreams at a price we could afford,” Kathryn said.

Minto created the Welcome Heroes program to thank civil servants for contributing to the well-being of the community.

“In our mind, teachers, police officers, firefighters, healthcare workers and members of the military are heroes for all they do,” said Mike Belmont, president of Minto Communities USA. “We felt a good way to show our gratitude was helping them defray the cost of their dream home.”

Westlake’s first neighborhood is nearly sold out. Minto is currently selling in Phase 2 of its second neighborhood, the Meadows, where prices range from the low $300s to mid $500s. For more information, call (888) 299-3628 or visit