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Once Artem and his wife Alina began the pattern of missing their church service to tend to their successful wedding business, they realized they needed to make a change. “We switched to the restaurant business,” Artem says. “My wife loved [food] from an early age. She used to cook delicious meals with her grandmother. You can say that this is [an important part] of her life.” Little did they know that switching to the restaurant business would allow them to serve more than just good food to customers. During the challenges of war, they would provide people fleeing violence with meaningful employment and nourish their hearts with God’s love.
Recently, I had the privilege of celebrating the completion of Pahlisch Homes’ inaugural Homes for HOPE project in beautiful Bend, Oregon. I was joined by staff, neighbors from the Highline South community, and over 75 trade partners. Dan Pahlisch, President of Pahlisch Homes, opened the event with a prayer and invited guests to enjoy artisanal pizza and ice cream from local food trucks. It was a time to celebrate the thousands of lives that will be impacted by Pahlisch’s donation, as well as a time of fellowship among colleagues who had just constructed an award-winning home.
Jovelee Maala didn’t know the Payatas Controlled Disposal Facility as the largest open dump site in the Philippines—for her, it was home.
Opening in the 1970s, the site served as a fixture in Jovelee’s hometown, Quezon City. Local families built their homes there, and thousands more traveled to the site to pick through the trash, searching for items to sell—and when she turned 18, Jovelee joined them.
Our story began in the Willamette Valley in 1983 when Bev and Dennis Pahlisch broke ground on their first homes. As Northwest homebuilders, the Pahlisch Homes team has always been committed to creating lasting communities that reflect the local cultures and values. When we moved our operations to Central Oregon in 2003, this commitment didn’t change, it only expanded.
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Bend, OR 97702
President and Chairman of the Board