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Johnson Development Communities Name Winner of Nonprofit Grant

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CONROE, TX – Johnson Development’s north Houston communities — Grand Central Park in Conroe and Woodforest in Montgomery — recently made a $1,000 donation to God’s Garage, its 14th donation under The Grant Realtor Program.

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Johnson Development communities of Grand Central Park and Woodforest has donated $1,000 to God’s Garage, which helps single mothers, widows and wives of deployed military with vehicle maintenance. Shown here, from left, are Janice Barron with Connect Realty; Linda Stegeman, James Minteer and Harvey Yaw with God’s Garage; and Amy Vance with Johnson Development.

More than $12,000 have been donated to non-profit organizations to date through the ongoing charitable campaign, which was established in 2017. Charities are nominated by local Realtors and receive a $1,000 donation. The award is given quarterly.




“We are very proud of this program,” said Amy Vance, Realtor Relations Specialist for Johnson Development. “We view it as a partnership with our Realtors. They know the communities, so they know where our charitable contributions can do the most good.”

God’s Garage, a non-profit that assists with vehicle maintenance for repairs for single mothers, widows and wives of deployed military, was nominated by Janice Barron, a Realtor with Connect Realty.

“I’m proud to be a part of helping a great charity located right in our community,” Barron said. “God’s Garage will use the grant money to continue on their mission to provide working vehicles — whether it’s by repairing an applicant’s family car or by providing a running vehicle — to women in need.”




Barron adds that in addition to car repair, the organization provides life training skills in budgeting, parenting, job interviewing, and basic car care in advance of providing their services.

Past winners of The Grant program include TWST4Girls, Give Thanks, Meals on Wheels, Swing for a Cure, Finishing Touches Ministries, Texas Animal Society, Refresh Lam Moi, Triumph Over Kid Cancer, Make a Wish Foundation, PugHearts, Teen Suicide Awareness and the American Heart Association.

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Johnson Development is a Houston-based, award-winning residential and commercial land development company. Now celebrating 45 years, the company has set the standard for successful master-planned communities in Houston, Atlanta, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and other markets around the country. Johnson Development’s impressive collection includes the Houston-area communities of Riverstone, Sienna, Woodforest, Cross Creek Ranch, Grand Central Park, Veranda, Harmony, Harvest Green, Imperial, Jordan Ranch and Tuscan Lakes. The company also is developing Viridian and Trinity Falls in Dallas-Fort Worth, Lake Arrowhead in Atlanta, and Bryson in the Austin-area. An affiliate of Johnson Development — Johnson Development Services — manages development of boutique communities within the Johnson portfolio, including Amira and Willow Creek Farms. For more information on Johnson Development, visit

Grand Central Park is a 2,046-acre master-planned community in Conroe that has a naturally wooded setting, an extensive trail system, lakes and other planned amenities. Just five miles north of The Woodlands along Interstate 45 and Loop 336, Grand Central Park offers an enviable location near the growing Montgomery County energy corridor and world-class entertainment. Homebuyers can select from one- and two-story townhomes, patio homes and luxury homes priced from the $240,000s to the $600,000s. Shopping, dining and everyday conveniences are on-site at 336 Marketplace. For more information, visit

Woodforest, a project of Johnson Development Corp., is a 3,000-acre master-planned community surrounding Woodforest Golf Club, one of the top-ranked daily-fee golf courses in the Houston area. The development offers a broad array of housing choices and prices — luxury homes, patio, townhomes, and custom homes priced from the $200,000s to more than $1 million — targeted to lifestyle-oriented buyers. Woodforest is slated for more than 5,000 homes and a full complement of amenities, retail and commercial properties. One of the nation’s top-selling master-planned communities, Woodforest is five miles north of The Woodlands and six miles south of Conroe. Convenient access just seven miles west of Interstate 45 is provided by Fish Creek Thoroughfare, a major north/south thoroughfare connecting Conroe in Montgomery County and Tomball in Harris County. For more information, visit or call 936.447.2800.