You may have heard over the past few months, the excitement surrounding “The House That Hope Built”. In case you haven’t heard, Tradition Companies, Robert Thomas Homes and many of our trade and business partners embarked on the construction of the second “Hope House”.  Our goal for the “Hope House” is to donate the net proceeds from the sale of the home to HopeKids Minnesota, a local nonprofit organization that provides unique support for children with life threatening illnesses and their families.

We were very excited that this year’s “Hope House” was sold during the Fall Parade of Homes®! Joined by many of our trade and business partners who contributed materials, labor and cash donations to the project, Tradition Companies and Robert Thomas Homes gathered to celebrate the success of this year’s Hope House at a VIP Night. It was an evening filled with good conversation, delicious food and happy tears as we were thrilled to donate the net proceeds of the sale and present HopeKids Minnesota with a $400,000 donation to the organization.

“I am touched by the support of Tradition Companies and Robert Thomas Homes,” HopeKids’ President, Josh Taylor said.  “This gift helps more than 1,000 families battling cancer or other life-threatening conditions by keeping them focused on the future, looking forward to the next fun event around the corner.” It was an exciting night, and we are so happy to be partnering with HopeKids again to support their cause again.

The proceeds from this year’s sale will continue the use of the HopeSuite at the Xcel Energy Center. Since 2015, the HopeSuite has helped build a support community among hundreds of Minnesota families.

“No parent should ever have to go through the emotions of finding out their child has a life threatening illness. What the HopeKids organization is doing for their families is special and provides such a great support system for local families. Tradition Companies is proud to support such a great local organization.” – Jake Enebak, CEO of Tradition Companies

For more information on the HopeKids organization, visit