DSW homes was privileged to recieve the 2016 Preservation Texas Honor award along with The GLO, and AECOM for the rehabilitation of the Quiroz house located at 2518 Church street. This project was a part of The Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program backed by the Texas General Land Office. This program is designed to help those of low income and with physical limitations to get out of the hazardous conditions that they live in and into a proper, safe, ADA compliant home with central air and heat, running water, and a proper electrical system to code. DSW Homes is one of the contractors that the program and AECOM have trusted with these massive rehab projects.

Galveston is a beautiful island with Texas history around every corner, up and down every block. Amongst that history there are many structures that have been forgot about, or just neglected due to extensive damage caused by the Gulf Coast climate. The Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program backed by the Texas General Land Office has been rehabilitating the residential structures left devastated amongst the neighborhoods of Galveston. This program is designed to help those of low income and with physical limitations to get out of the hazardous conditions that they live in and into a proper, safe, ADA compliant home with central air and heat, running water, and proper electrical system to code. DSW Homes is one of the contractors that the program and URS has trusted with these massive rehab projects.

The Quiroz house stands at 2518 Church St, Galveston Texas since 1897. That puts this house amongst downtown Galveston which is a factor that gives this house so much of its character and historical distinguishes. The Quiroz house is nestled across the street from the US Post office and between other downtown businesses that have grown around it. All while 2518 Church St remained untouched in time. The original stepping block to board a horse drawn carriage still remains out front along the street. The Gargoyles sculpted into the porch foundation and pillars still remain starring hauntingly out at the street protecting the structure from demons and evil spirits.