Builder of Hope and Homes

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

He builds more than homes, he also builds hope. Jeffrey C. Rutt, founder of both Keystone Custom Homes, Inc., and HOPE International, spoke at Cedarville University on April 3 as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series. The program, sponsored by the Department of Business Administration, allowed Jeff to share his experiences in building an outstanding construction business and a nonprofit microloan program in developing countries.

Jeff’s Keystone Custom Homes has been awarded the National Association of Home Builders’ and Builder Magazine’s “America’s Best Builder” recognition three times — a feat never accomplished by any other home builder in America. HOPE International, Inc., which he founded in 1997, has provided more than 50,000 loans in nine developing countries. HOPE also provides Awana children’s clubs and Bible camps in those same countries.